I’ve been thinking about writing a series of posts on “techie” stuff we use in our homeschool. I love reading about great iPad apps and educational websites on other blogs, so I am excited to share some of the discoveries we’ve made. I was also thinking that “Tech Tuesday” or something similar would have quite a ring to it as far as blog memes go. Well Honey at Sunflower Schoolhouse was kind enough to start just such a meme after I suggested it in the comments on her blog!
I’m linking up with her Tech Tuesday meme and plan to do so on a regular basis.
We got an iPad late last September. It is such a wonderful tool for learning (and for fun!). I asked each of my kids what his or her most favorite app is:
Miss M (age 7.5) said:”My Horse” — An app that simulates having a horse that you can feed, take care of and even take to horse riding competitions. It’s perfect for my horse-loving daughter. This is an app the potential for in-app purchases, but of course those need the parent’s password (and I am not sure that Miss M even realized until recently that it was possible to buy things). It hasn’t been a big deal for us. She is able to enjoy it without spending any real money.
Mr E (turns 5 next month) said: “Red Birds” (aka Angry Birds) 🙂 This one is a classic, and needs no explanation! My boys love to run around the house pretending to be “red birds”. The only problem with this is that they want Miss M to play the role of the pigs in the Angry Birds game. That usually does not go over well!
Mr K (just turned 3) said: “Robots!” (aka Toca Robot Lab). Toca Boca makes many innovative apps for kids, and Mr K enjoys all of Toca’s apps that we have purchased so far. The Robot Lab involves constructing a robot from a selection of parts, then maneuvering this robot through a maze of sorts.
I’m not surprised that each of them picked an app that is mostly “for fun” — but they do all have more educational apps they enjoy too, and I’ll be featuring some of those in future Tech Tuesday posts.
I started a new Pinterest board for techie stuff today too. I *think* you can see this even if you aren’t a member of Pinterest.
Do your kids have favorite apps or websites we should check out?
I am excited about the new Tech Tuesday meme. I am glad you linked up.
My husband was reading your app list and he went and bought the Robot app for the kids.
I too have a list of tech posts that I want to write, so this was the perfect idea – thank you for the inspiration.
I look forward to reading your posts.