We’ve heard all the horror stories about children left unsupervised racking up enormous bills via the iTunes App Store. While that may turn off some parents from giving their kids free rein when it comes to the iPad or iPhone, there is no doubt that these gadgets can serve as useful educational tools. My two nephews – aged 8 and 2 – have made impressive strides in learning in the past years, and I cannot deny that having access to the iPad has played a huge role. Judging from what I hear from other parents, the same thing has happened with their kids.
Parents already have so much to think about – school, not to mention after school care, eating habits, health issues, tantrums, safety (online and offline), etc. – that adding iTunes bills to the list should really not be. With proper supervision and the right choice of apps, you ought to be able to take advantage of what technology has to offer. To help you with that, here are my top 4 educational apps for toddlers. Give them a go, and see how your kid/s get along!