Home » Not-so-Wordless Wednesday – Kids and their Toys, or … iPad
WARNING – This is a Picture-Heavy Post full of Cute Kids!
If you didn’t already know, the Minis got an iPad last week. I was horribly negligent in loading my thank you to A4CWSN and private site donors but finally did (Go, me!). In that post I promised a few pictures of the kids playing with their new toy … er … iPad.
We’re only just starting to download Apps because I decided I wanted them to play with it so they would become used to the way it works before we started working on learning Apps.
The boys, it seems, are quite happy with that plan.
One of the first things they discovered was the built in camera, and while Bobby was busy patting himself on the back for that one, Andy discovered the photo booth. Two little boys, in bright neon colors. What will we do?
First up, the pre-requisite shot of the two little guys Daddy found first when he found the photo setting:
Daddy then went on a Logan hunt and found him hiding on the couch in the front room trying to get his shoe off. Logan loves finding sensory things, but he hates that shoe! Notice the blur on the bottom of the picture? That’s his hand trying to yank that shoe off fast as you please!
Next, the promised neon pictures from the photo booth feature that was preloaded … with kudos to Andy for the discovery (my eyes!)
The older two boys have been thoroughly entertained as they discovered all the neat features of their newest toy (well, to them it is!). We just started downloading some free Apps a couple days ago and they are both already fine hagglers in determining who gets a turn first!
In all things, though, I am considering what they are learning from this, and I have to say, Bobby’s focus? Out of this world! He figured out how to use the map feature before we ever found it, and was cruising down the streets of Indianapolis before asking to have help typing in Disney World. Then he was off to find Mickey and pals. And Andy, unsurprisingly, is ready for the ‘real’ Apps … you know, the ones you can do a lot more with. I showed him the free (Free!!!) Spelling List App and he wasn’t impressed. Kids.
One of the minis hasn’t really played with this new toy very much yet, though. Logan is tiptoeing around the world of the iPad when his brother play with it, for the most part. He is starting to get brave, though. Why, I caught him pointing out something to Bobby just yesterday!
Notice the very helpful hand up there reaching in to tap on the screen? Logan! He’s interested in this, just enough to occasionally demand a chance to see it up close. I have high hopes that he will be interested in engaging with new Apps I want to get just for him to help with his speech!
Do you have an iPad or similar device for your special needs child? I’d love to hear your best tips and warnings, and your favorite Apps! (If they are free, all the better!)
I wanted to invite you back on Friday (by all means every day!) as I roll out Facebook Friday at Kat’s Cafe … where I’ll highlight one Facebook Page that’s making a difference for the special needs community. This Friday I plan to highlight the A4CWSN Facebook Page, which will be the scene of lots of fun this weekend with an App party!