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Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" The "young" ones can remain useful ... [snip!] ... but my oldest son was too old to find them fun or to really learn anything from them, so I started looking at the iPads."


My DS was bored of his InnoPad...



I guess my child is very fortunate because I didn't buy either of them myself, he has people that love him and get him cool presents. He has a DSi too and I didn't get that either.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" There's one on the innotab my daughter ... [snip!] ... used math to get through a series of levels. She really liked them both. "</blockquote> Those do sound really cool."


I may have played the waterdrop one.. a few times.. I can't say, LOL. In some levels you had to color yourself certain colors to get through the challenges but the colors only lasted a few min. So I heard or something.. LOL

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" There's one on the innotab my daughter really likes and takes some problem solving. You are a drop of ... [snip!] ... yourself into a sponge or freezing yourself. Another used math to get through a series of levels. She really liked them both. "


the iPad offers plenty of games like this too, my son has a few on his. He has exceeded all subjects in school and is meeting the requirement for math (14/18 ) and before I go out an buy a book, we are working on it on his iPad. He is learning names of shapes I didn't even know.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
27th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" I may have played the waterdrop one.. a few times.. I can't say, LOL. In some levels you had to color ... [snip!] ... color yourself certain colors to get through the challenges but the colors only lasted a few min. So I heard or something.. LOL"</blockquote>




Ha, that's the one thati was thinking sounded cool.
I'm over here thinking " I want to evaporate"!!

£exaholic 2 kids; Colorado 20865 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I am not a fan of tablet's for kids. But, your argument makes no sense. "



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3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" I may have played the waterdrop one.. ... [snip!] ... Ha, that's the one thati was thinking sounded cool. I'm over here thinking " I want to evaporate"!!"


The best part is that you can't use the stylus, you have to do it all by laying the innotab flat and tilting it the direction you want it to go. You have to go to a stove, freezer or sponge to change yourself then do the challange in the alloted amount of time. Super addicting, haha, I had so much fun, lmao

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" My DS was bored of his InnoPad... I guess my child is very fortunate because I didn't buy either of ... [snip!] ... either of them myself, he has people that love him and get him cool presents. He has a DSi too and I didn't get that either. "


"Cool presents" has nothing to do with love, just to point that out real fast! My MILs got our girls their Innotabs and they love them. There are a lot of games on them and I don't have to worry about them browsing the internet. They have a Wii but that's as far as electronics as it goes for them. My husband is the game nerd so he has Xbox 360 and PS3...but the kids nor myself play on them because, well, they aren't fun for us. But like I said before, I just got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and am still learning how to use it.

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I may have played the waterdrop one.. a few times.. I can't say, LOL. In some levels you had to color ... [snip!] ... color yourself certain colors to get through the challenges but the colors only lasted a few min. So I heard or something.. LOL"


I'm still learning things on the Innotab, do you just buy the apps online like you do the free downloads? I haven't browsed it enough to know what the cool games are.. I'd love to evaporate!

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" I'm still learning things on the Innotab, do you just buy the apps online like you do the free downloads? I haven't browsed it enough to know what the cool games are.. I'd love to evaporate! "


My husband got this one, I don't remember what it was called and he's changed out the games since, to my displeasure since I really liked this one, LOL. He never paid for them but I can't say if he got them from a site or downloaded them illegally. LOL

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" My husband got this one, I don't remember what it was called and he's changed out the games since, ... [snip!] ... really liked this one, LOL. He never paid for them but I can't say if he got them from a site or downloaded them illegally. LOL"


Hmm..might have to look into that second option ;) No, only kidding. But I'll have to look into it. I've only looked at 3-5 and 5-7 age groups though but didn't really browse through them all.

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" "Cool presents" has nothing to do with love, just to point that out real fast! My MILs got our girls ... [snip!] ... they aren't fun for us. But like I said before, I just got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and am still learning how to use it. "


I really didn't mean it that way.

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" I really didn't mean it that way."


Okay, I wasn't sure how you meant it so I wasn't sure how to word it. Glad you didn't mean it harshly. :)

Mommy2Kay 1 child; Florida 4211 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" Okay, I wasn't sure how you meant it so I wasn't sure how to word it. Glad you didn't mean it harshly. :)"


Yeah he gets cheap toys/books and other stuff from other people too. He's very fortunate and so am I, we have gotten a lot of help since he was born.

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" Yeah he gets cheap toys/books and other stuff from other people too. He's very fortunate and so am I, we have gotten a lot of help since he was born."


I know how that was. We got a lot of help with our oldest. Mostly because we were young (18) and everyone thought we were going to screw up somehow. But 5 years plus two more kids later, we're doing perfectly fine :) Honestly, my girls like books more than toys (unless it's princess or LaLaLoopsy then it's all over ha!)

Bethyboo wants a VBAC! Due July 6; 18 kids; Mississippi 1194 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:</b>" I just don't see the point in a child having an adult's device. A child should have a child appropriate device like that. That's just how I see it.."</blockquote>



I think I may have made a snap judgment by agreeing with the fact that her kid has a IPad.

My 3 and 5 year olds are not responsible enough for a tablet yet and I don't expect them to be. They are little kids. I started them both out with a mobi go. then my daughter graduated to a Nintendo 3DS (ex husband gave her his used one to make sure she was gonna take care of it) I have a tablet that they play their learning games on while I'm supervising them. If you can afford to buy your kids a tablet of their own, Its your kids do what you want. In my opinion 5 is a little young i might buy my 5 year old one when she is 7 or 8. That's not to say that if I was able to afford it and my son was responsible enough i might buy him one at 5 or 6. It should depend on how
well the kid would take care of it and if you can afford it.