We’re a technical family. The pending arrival of the copy and paste command was announced via Facebook (it was totally the cool thing at the time).
And, you know, blogging the little ones entire lives. Livin’ the Silicon Valley life, yo.
This involves introducing the little muppets to educational technological tools – like iPads and associated apps. And after being subjected to many stories about the storied Search and Destroy (and also an eatery event involving a great deal of stickiness), Clinton of AlliosNews asked me to share a review of a kids app.
So I asked the boys.
My very first computer was an Apple IIgs. I called it the Apple Igloo. I was 7. And getting a family computer was a BIG. DEAL.
Today’s small people are exposed to technology from birth. (My kids had sensors and monitors attached to their tiny persons for three months, so I am totally not exaggerating.) My friend’s 3-year-old daughter recently melted down over a children’s picture book because the illustration wasn’t enlarging as she swiped the page with her thumb and middle finger. (I am not making this up.)
Our family is no exception. Our Silicon Valley household has suited up the original iPad in an Otterbox Defender case and set it forth upon twin 2-year-old toddlers. What apps will keep their attention? Grabbing their attention is key, because otherwise the device is going to get flung across the room. And that would be a bummer.