iPad Accessories for Young Children
Last week I attended a review meeting for a little girl I work with weekly. After the meeting, her mom shared that she had purchased the "Laugh & Learn Apptivity Creation Center" by Fisher Price for her daughter to help her to use the iPad safely and asked that I incorporate it into my next session. Today when I saw her, I did just that and was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked and the numerous options provided by the device!
The following is a shortened version of the description from the website:
"A sturdy case with clear film helps to protect your iPad device from dribbles and drool as baby plays. With four smart shape stampers, baby can interact with two downloadable apps allowing baby to learn, create and discover shapes, sorting, colors and more. A colorful play panel snaps over the film for even more ways to play without your iPad. Use the Laugh & Learn Apptivity Creation Center flat or set up the easel on back for variety.
• Download 2 FREE apps from the App Store(SM) to interact with 4 smart shape stampers
• Snap-on play panel for more hands-on fun, without your iPad
• Locks securely inside durable, sturdy case
• Clear film protects from dribbles, drool, teething & unwanted pressing of home button
• Two ways to set up for play: Flat or easel base; Textured handle & rattle beads for on-the-go fun
• Introduces shapes, colors, sorting & more
• Durable case for all generations of iPad
....2 downloadable apps with sing-along songs, fun phrases and exciting animations let baby explore and discover shapes, sorting, colors & more!"
For the little one I work with who is functioning at around 12-15 months, this device serves as a fun, safe and dynamic way to use an iPad and learn a variety of skills, such as colors, shapes and following simple 1 step directions. This tool also provides plenty of room for growth and independent creativity; therefore it is absolutely appropriate for toddlers and children older as well. The family downloaded the 2 free apps and we had the opportunity to explore both today. The apps, the snap-on panel and the case itself are all user friendly for both adults and children!
Here is a direct link to the Fisher Price site including additional product information and pricing: http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=900004&e=storeProduct&pid=74898
Additional tools and protective cases offered for the iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire by Fisher Price: http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?e=search&N=0&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchany&Nr=171&st=900000&Ntt=ipad