Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A child and an iPod

While we were in swimming lessons I was talking to another mom about learning. I had told her that I am a firm believer that an iPod for kids isn't that bad. Don't get me wrong Austin doesn't have his own iPod, but he uses mine and I would say that most of the apps on it are for him. The other mom kind of gave me a look.

Austin learned his animals and noises from the iPod. His current fav game is one that is teaching him his shapes. He cheers an claps with the app when he gets a shape right. He knows such random words thanks to the baby flash cards. (hello abacus!) He colors with Dora, plays ping pong with McQueen, he plays memory with a giraffe, and ok yes, he is a master pro at angry birds.

I say technology isn't all that bad. It gives me a few minutes to get stuff done, or some mornings an extra 20 minutes of sleep while he lies beside me and plays. Some mornings that makes it so worth while. If he finds the Netflix app I can get up to an extra 45 min while he watches super why or dinosaur train or Thomas.

So anyone reading this who is thinking of letting their kids play with their iPod/iPhone I say it is well worth it. There are so many great apps out there!

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