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We’ve all seen the popular “For Dummies” books. We recognize the yellow and black immediately, don’t we?
Fess up, how many of you own at least one? *Raising Hand*
I’ve learned that if I want to get a handle on a topic, from home maintenance to those relevant for my blog, I can quickly get up to speed with books in the popular series. Photography, SEO, Pinterest………the list goes on and on. But there’s one book that has helped me navigate the field of iPad Apps when it comes to my 5 yr old.
I’m talking about iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies, written by Jinny Gudmundsen, the Kid-Tech columnist for USA TODAY and quite an authority on technology for kids.
She tackles the giant app world, which can be intimidating to navigate. There are SO many apps out there. As the parent of a 5 yr old, I control all that she uses with regards to technology (for how long I wonder). 🙂 A book like this is essential and time-saving.
Since older kids (teens) generally pick out there own apps, Jinny focuses on those apps geared toward the younger crowd. Just look at all she tackles:
- Chapter 1: Using an iPad with Kids
- Chapter 2: Age Collection: Toddlers
- Chapter 3: Age Collection: Preschool
- Chapter 4: Age Collection: Kindergarten
- Chapter 5: Art
- Chapter 6: Book Apps: For Younger Kids
- Chapter 7: Book Apps: For Older Kids
As you can see, each page is devoted to a specific app……and best of all, it is in full-color. There’s just something about that fact that makes me happy.
Then it gets a little more content-specific:
- Chapter 8: Cars, Trucks, and Things That Go Vroom
- Chapter 9: Co-Op and Multiplayer
- Chapter 10: Creativity, Storytelling, and Journaling
- Chapter 11: Dinosaurs
- Chapter 12: Games: Angry Birds & Other Popular Games
- Chapter 13: Games: Great for Kids
- Chapter 14: Girl Power: Heroines, Fashion, and Princesses
- Chapter 15: Learning Apps: Language Arts
- Chapter 16: Learning Apps: Math
- Chapter 17: Learning Apps: Reference
- Chapter 18: Learning Apps: Science
- Chapter 19: Learning Apps: Social Studies
- Chapter 20: Monsters & Aliens
- Chapter 21: Music
- Chapter 22: Puzzles
- Chapter 23: Road Trip Apps
My favorite chapters:
- Chapter 24: Special Needs
- Chapter 25: Toy Add-Ons
- Chapter 26: Ten Favorite Free Apps for Kids
- Chapter 27: Ten Favorite Kid Apps
There are great tips, parental warnings and more in this perfectly organized book. It’s not a book that’s necessarily meant to be read from cover to cover. You read the sections that appeal to you or your children.
Here’s a bit of what we did once we read the book cover to cover:
She would have continued playing on the iPad all night, but it was bedtime! 🙂
We will continue to check out the recommendations in this new book as she grows older, and there will be updates available online since technology changes so quickly!
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