Yes, I will admit it. I let my kids play with my iPad. If I’m being totally honest, the iPad is the best thing to happen to long waits at the doctor’s office since the invention of Highlights magazine. It’s great for kids because of how intuitive it is to use and because if shared sparingly, judiciously and under close supervision — will lead to them being quiet for the length of time it takes for me to drink a cup of coffee.
My kids use the iPad to play (Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Land-a Panda) and also to learn (Word Bingo, Dinosaur Chess, Mathmagics!). It’s a great tool and one I never would have thought the entire family would become so attached to. The holiday apps we like best range from free to $1.99 and can be strictly for fun or even occasionally educational. Here are the ones we like best:
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