I recently had some negative feedback on my Facebook about a post. I was actually quite shocked and kind of hurt at the negative comments I received. I did in fact recently buy my 17 month old son a tablet. Crazy….well maybe! But I got to thinking, When we decided on purchasing this tablet we wanted it to be used for educational purposes and on the occasion if we need to we could watch a movie on long road trips. I know there are alot of things that a 17 month can’t do or learn. But I take comfort in knowing that my son is learning new things each day. Toddlers are very curious busy bodies. I know we are all guilty of giving them our phones. Have you actually watched them move their little fingers around on the screen. Kids learn by exploring new things.
There is a big variety of kid’s tablets out there. They have Leapfrog, nabi and Vtech which are all very educational and you can purchase additional games for them. But I didn’t want to have to keep track of all the additional games so we went with a Google android tablet. Nothing too big and definitely not to pricey, actually it was the same price as the above tablets in some cases it was cheaper. In fact the case im looking into buying for his tablet costs more then the tablet itself. Because I know it will get dropped or thrown so I will purchase a durable case to help it last as long as possible.
I got this idea when my son got this toy for his birthday.
I didn’t want to have to leave my phone with my son so he could play with his new toy. Hesitantly I did download the suggested apps and I did leave my phone in the puppy so he could play. He had a great time playing dancing and interacting. But also at the same time mom needed her phone back. But after a while he would just want my phone and he would listen and dance to the apps.
We don’t watch a lot of tv but when we do. We watch Baby First, its favorite channel. We sing, dance, clap and play along with shows. Well I recently found out I was able to download apps from this great program but I wanted to get it on tablet. So I have downloaded a few of his favorite shows, educational lessons and a few easy games.
But the main reason for this purchase, I never think it is young to start teaching your children! I have found some great apps that use numbers, colors, shapes, and learning your animals and listen to the sounds the make!
So im 100% happy that I have purchased this great educational tablet for my son! If you have any positive feedback or any apps that children love that are educational, please leave me a comment!