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Kids with Ipads? user banned
7th May '12

I know there are cool apps for kids and they have fun that's a given.



I want to know if you kid has one has it HELPED and how?




DS has communication issues, do you think an Ipad will help or make it worse?



Also, do you share yours with them or do they have their own?
I think this one will be 'mine' since he's not even four but we'll share it. When I move out I'm not gonna have TVs or cable so I'll give him the one we share and buy myself a new one.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
7th May '12

I read an article a while back that said iPads can be bad for kids actually. Because it's all visual, there's no textures or smells or anything like that. They pretty much go brain dead in front of it.
It's not bad for occasional play but I wouldn't use it as a main "learning device" I'll try to find the article.

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 12880 posts
7th May '12

We bought DD an IPad. She didn't start talking until she was 2, she'd just babble. She used a pacifier and gave it up around the same time she got her IPad, and just magically started talking. I don't know if the educational games she was playing on her IPad, us reading to her more often and using flash cards, or getting rid of that damn pacifier helped, or a combo of all things mentioned above, but I think it helped her. Plus she loves that thing.

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15405 posts
7th May '12
Quoting L✌J:" I read an article a while back that said iPads can be bad for kids actually. Because it's all visual, ... [snip!] ... front of it. It's not bad for occasional play but I wouldn't use it as a main "learning device" I'll try to find the article."


I want to read it.



I've heard of a lot of places using these for learning and speech. I've heard it does wonders.

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
7th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting L✌J:</b>" I read an article a while back that said iPads can be bad for kids actually. Because it's all visual, ... [snip!] ... front of it. It's not bad for occasional play but I wouldn't use it as a main "learning device" I'll try to find the article."</blockquote>




Thanks!!



I think Ill bring it up with his therapist and his specialist.

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
7th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MzDENISE:</b>" I want to read it. I've heard of a lot of places using these for learning and speech. I've heard it does wonders. "</blockquote>




I have too which gave me the idea to get K one, I also want yo make sure it won't hurt him in the long run.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
7th May '12

This isn't the specific one I read but this is a good one too.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thinking-about-kids/201110/is-it-okay-let-your-toddler-play-the-ipad




Honestly, with C's issues, I think you should stick with all the sensory and educations tuff you're already doing.
Plus, that's a lot of money to risk getting broken :P

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
7th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting L✌J:</b>" This isn't the specific one I read but this is a good one too. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/t ... [snip!] ... stick with all the sensory and educations tuff you're already doing. Plus, that's a lot of money to risk getting broken :P"</blockquote>




Thanks doodle.



Haha, it really is.

Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy Due September 9 (boy); 1 child; Zimbabwe 42927 posts
7th May '12

We bought jamil an iPod touch when he was diagnosed with autism. 2 years later we bought an iPad (it's mine we share it)



Jamil is an extremely smart kid, but there are many concepts he hasn't been able to grasp until we find an app to deliver it on the iPod/iPad




He learned to do long addition and subtraction



He didn't start talking until he was repeating things on the iPod, it greatly increased his vocabulary, we used a yes/no app to learn how to anwser questions




If I give it to him and walk away he would never get off, it does require supervision and limitations, but honestly in the amount of things it has taught him it's priceless



And everything he's learned we're able to transfer into real life concepts




Also for sensory issues, it allowed us to take him places he couldn't have gone before (like Walmart, the mall, a restaurant) and as time went on we faded that crutch as well...




I love my iPad but if it was only for him and I could only get one id get the iPod touch

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
7th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jamils_ mommy:</b>" We bought jamil an iPod touch when he was diagnosed with autism. 2 years later we bought an iPad (it's ... [snip!] ... on we faded that crutch as well... I love my iPad but if it was only for him and I could only get one id get the iPod touch"</blockquote>



Thanks for the input! I'm pretty sure Ill be buying one.



He's such an awesome boy!

Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy Due September 9 (boy); 1 child; Zimbabwe 42927 posts
7th May '12

Check out this video on YouTube:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-DVbO45Us&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy Due September 9 (boy); 1 child; Zimbabwe 42927 posts
7th May '12

Check out this video on YouTube:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0W8IBBkzCc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy Due September 9 (boy); 1 child; Zimbabwe 42927 posts
7th May '12

These he was 20 months

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
7th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jamils_ mommy:</b>" These he was 20 months"</blockquote>




Ooh, thanks. I'm shopping now but Ill definitely watch when I get home. Do you have any videos of him with the Ipad?

Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy Due September 9 (boy); 1 child; Zimbabwe 42927 posts
7th May '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [H&K]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jamils_ mommy:</b>" These he was 20 months"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... Ooh, thanks. I'm shopping now but Ill definitely watch when I get home. Do you have any videos of him with the Ipad?"</blockquote>



I'm uploading one right now it's to close up tho probably I'll take one real quick and send it to you tube so you can see him with it