Wednesday, October 26, 2011
IPAD EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
I just wanted to share an app that both my boys, ages 3 and 4, use while they are using the IPAD. And if you are an owner of either an IPAD or IPHONE (which I think you can also use this app on) I strongly advise you to use it for your toddlers to help their development in learning. There are two that I really like. The first one is Starfall Alphabet. You can also see the website online at STARFALL WEBSITE. The Starfall Alphabet app goes through each letter teaching the child the sound, ways to use it in a word, has matching games and puzzles and a number of different things. Since JR has been in Pre-K he has learned so much, especially with using this tool. He is able to match all Upper Case letters and lower case letters together, he is doing good with the sounds of the letters and so much more. And AJ my three year old is able to match the letters as well and is learning alot through this app. The second app is Alphabet Tracing. This allows the child to trace the letters and numbers using their fingers on the IPAD which helps in their writing skills and coordination. It also helps in counting their numbers as well. Once they finish the work on the IPAD I also have both of them trace their names, letters and numbers on paper. JR is doing very well tracing his letters and also writing them without tracing...Of course, some letters better than others, but that goes with learning. His writing is getting very good. I am still working with AJ in tracing his letters on paper. Yesterday he did better but I still have alot of work to do with him and his attention span. There are so many awesome applications that you can download on your IPAD to help your children in their growth. Another great download is their LeapFrog. I have just been able to see more progress with the two that I mentioned. Here are a couple of screen shots of the apps to give you an idea. The Starfall app I think is around $2.99 which you download from ITUNES and the Alphabet Tracing is a free download.