Ever wonder how you can settle your kids down on a long car ride or in the grocery store? Have you ever tried handing them your iPad or iPhone? You’ll have your silence in a matter of seconds. They instinctively know that the iPhone is a toy and are actually very quick to use it, with not much help from mom or dad.
And not only can these gadgets settle down kids, they can actually teach them something. Maybe that’s why schools across America struggle today to get as much iPads into their class rooms as possible.
Here’s a short list of apps that you and your kid might benefit from:
1) Build a Baby BragBook for iPad – Parents, especially new ones, love showing off their new bundles of pride and joy. And now, thanks to the new Baby Story Audio version of Build a BragBook, they’ll be able to do it just by whipping out their iPhone!
2) Storyrobe – Storyrobe is an exciting new digital storytelling application for the iPhone and iPad Touch. Storyrobe lets you create digital stories using images and video from your camera or photo library. You can use the built in microphone, or any 3rd party microphone to create audio recordings with photos and videos. Use Storyrobe to tell, share, and add to others stories creating a Storyrobe.
3) My Coloring Book Free – is an excellent little application for the younger kids to play with. It has several different pages that can be flipped through with dozens of little segments on each page that can be “painted” by pressing them with your finger. There is a very vibrant color palette included the coloring book application. The buttons are easy to flip back and forth to select new colors.
4) Animal Sounds for Baby – Babies are encouraged to learn animals and the sounds animals make through interaction with engaging animations and sound effects! Baby can tap, tilt or shake to set a learning world in motion! Designed for babies 6 months & up.