Do you let your children play with electronic devices? Does your child have his or her own personal IPad, IPhone, IPod, Kindle Fire, Nook, or similar device that can connect to the internet? If so, I’m curious to know about the boundaries and rules you have put in to place regarding it’s use.
How closely do you monitor what your children are doing on these electronic devices? Do you sit with them and participate in the activity or do they get to have free time alone to use it all by themselves? Have you placed time restrictions on when the devices can and can not be used? Is there a time limit when the kids do get to use it? Do you use it as a reward or privilege or just something they can use whenever?
My daughter can use my IPad to play on the applications I have downloaded for her as long as her chores are done and she has made good choices during the day. I do limit the amount of time she is on the IPad but it depends on what she is doing. I let her play on the learning apps for almost as long as she wants as long as they are the educational apps and not something like baking cupcakes or dressing up a doll. I want her to view learning as fun and there are many applications that help me accomplish just that.
I dropped my Iphone this morning and my screen shattered. I’ve dropped it plenty of times in the past but I really did it to it this time. Poor thing never stood a chance with me as it’s owner. I even got a protective case for it but apparently ti doesn’t protect the phone from someone who really beats their phone up.
I dropped it awhile ago and it put a teeny tiny little chip in the screen. It was hardly noticeable but I knew it was there and would only occasionally feel it as I would draw my finger tip across the screen. Well, once that little chip or crack was in there, all it took was another big fall to send the screen into bits and pieces or as I like to say smithereens.
The phone still works sort of but I don’t want to put it anywhere near my face or really even touch it. I’m worried it is going to cost me about $150 to repair the screen on it. Maybe I can buy some kind of self repair kit and do it myself for a fraction of the cost. I don’t want to void the warranty though so I’ll wait to see what they tell me it will be and decide from there.
My daughter loves the IPad and Iphone. I went through all of the apps she uses and thought I would share them with you all. I know I love FREE stuff and you probably do too. I’ll work on updating it as time goes by to let you know what she likes what new apps we find.
Iphone Apps for Kids (Free)
Baby Flash Cards
My First Words Food Festival
Baby Piano (baby cortex)
Sound touch Lite
My First Puzzles Snakes
My First Puzzles Toys
Pretty Pet Salon Seasons
Toddler Puzzle Shapes
Doodle Fill (Also fun for mommy)
Fruit Ninja Lite (Also fun for mommy)
Cut the rope (Also fun for Mommy)
Feed Me! (pencil bot kids)
ABC Touch (Photo Touch)
Photo Touch Farm Animals
Preschool Memory Match
BB Magic Lite (Bob Books)
Peek a bouncer
Kneebouncer vol 1
Chicks (Also Fun for Mommy.. think of the game lemmings)