The XYBoard from Verizon Wireless is officially my first tablet. I’ve got a great case for it and I’m always careful about where I leave it – it’s precious to me. With all the rain we’ve had lately, I was running out of ideas of how to keep Maggie from getting cabin fever. So.. after a lot of internal debating, I introduced my three-year old to my tablet. And now, I’ll be lucky if I ever get it back. She’s in LOVE!
We started out by playing the Piano. She told me she loved making her own music. However, I don’t think she’s ready for a recital yet! (Check out the video below to see her in action!)
From there, we searched the Google Play store and came across a great, free puzzle game for toddlers – Kids Preschool Puzzle Lite by Intellijoy. Maggie loves doing puzzles and this app was perfect for her. She loved making all the different objects and I loved it because there was no tears over lost puzzle pieces!
She loved making apples, cherries, a fox and her favorite for some reason was the clock puzzle! I love seeing her excitement each time she completed a puzzle.
I’d always heard that tablets were great for kids, but I was always hesitant for some reason. After our recent experiences, I can honestly say it’s a fantastic learning tool. I also love that it offers great exercises in hand to eye coordination. I’m excited to find some other fun activities on the tablet for her. This will be a great way to keep her active during the long summer break!
Does your child use your tablet? What are some of their favorite apps?