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    Quote Originally Posted by MXCO View Post
    Same here up until I was 16 is when I started to buy my own stuff and started to get more technology on my hands. If I was a parent I would prefer for them to go outside and play some football and socialize just my opinion.
    i completely agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
    My son is almost 2 1/2 years old and he has had an iPad since he was 2. I bought him a 4th gen iPod Touch a few months ago so that he could use the camera and facetime with me during the day. Every day when he gets home, he runs to his room and plugs both his iPad and iPod into chargers. He also will grab alcohol screen wipes from my desk and clean the screens of both of them.

    I usually buy him a couple new apps a week and he absolutely loves them. He always uses the read along books and educational games. Some of the preschool games that are out are really amazing. He loves complex puzzle and matching games. He is also damn good at Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja
    Wait you can use ALCOHOL wipes on these screens? All these new screen cleaners I keep seeing always advertise how their product is "alcohol free".

    Quote Originally Posted by vruls View Post

    just asking, how did you get one for free?
    From mom and dad.
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    my three kids, love my iPad keeps um quite, while on the road ha

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    My 7-year-old covets the iPad. It is, indeed, a great travel device for video (no more portable DVD Player for the car/hotel room) and games. But it's MINE! He also gets to use my iPhone to play Phineas and Ferb (no Harry Potter yet on it, still on 4.01) when we are out and he's getting antsy waiting for dinner or an appointment. And he has his DSi as well. But the iPad costs more than three times what my first car cost, in 1965, and no way will I spend that much on a toy for my kid. Just too old fashioned to do it. Of course, if I add up all the other crap I get him....

    BTW, did you notice that the iPhone was #3 on the phone list?
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    Rico sounds like bs lol a 2 yr old kid has better things to do like throw stuff in toilet or chew up things scribble or etc than know how to handle an iPad or itouch my opinion your full of **** !

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    Are you saying I'm full of ****?

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    Many kids are well behaved and do actually behave beyond their age. My nephew is almost 2 and he loves the iPad. Everyone is different and raised different; and I guess it could go back the to nature vs nurture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IphoneteK-Spanish View Post
    Rico sounds like bs lol a 2 yr old kid has better things to do like throw stuff in toilet or chew up things scribble or etc than know how to handle an iPad or itouch my opinion your full of **** !
    That's great parenting advice, keep expectations for your children low

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    Can I have the PS3? I'd use it lol

    Wow. A 2 year old using FaceTime. Apple has really done well with their user friendliness

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    A 2 year old with his OWN iPad???? Wow. I think someone needs some serious parenting classes. I personally think that is bs as well but if it is true you need to re evaluate your parenting skills before your child grows up to be obese, anti social and living in your basement till he's 40. I've worked with children of all ages for years and they're SUPPOSED to do things like scribble and flush things down the toilet and play outside!! It's not bad behavior it's called LEARNING. I let my 6 month old play with my iPad and iPhone but it's MINE not his.

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    Do the kids realize what it is? Or just saw mummy and daddy checking their email on it and now want to follow them...?

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    Pshh when I was 6 all I wanted was more Legos.

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    Kids need to have both indoor and outdoor time, but if they're indoor why not let them play some fun learning games! It helps them learn both school work and technology at the same time. And in a world that is becoming very technological, knowing how to use these things is a bonus.

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    My son got a hold of my wifes iphone 3gs and chucked it in the toilet and said "Bravo bravo" and clapped his hands. (we are in italy and taught him some italian) luckily we had accidental coverage on it, lol. But he loves the iPad. He loves watching ELMO on it, reading books, and the educational games, he already started learning his letters. and he is only 17 Months old.

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon11185 View Post
    Do the kids realize what it is? Or just saw mummy and daddy checking their email on it and now want to follow them...?
    Of course its a mixture of both, who do kids learn from? Their parents! Thats right! So if they see us on something then they want to do it too. They are very good at trying to copy everything we do. I dont see any harm in letting them play with it as long you have insurance on it, or they are responsible enough to play with it. And limits of course are always a good thing, we hide it sometimes cuz he absolutely loves it. "apple apple apple, elmo elmo " he repeats when he sees it, haha
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    I totally agree with letting them play with it! There is some really great educational apps on it. Awesome baby ones too. My son loves this app called bab bab . It's a interactive rattle. But after seeing this little boy at the apple store ( Maybe 5 or so) screaming at his father because he wanted a 64 gig iPad instead of a 32 I just think getting them their own is a bit much . They become anti social and never just be a kid. They just piss their whole childhood away playing video games

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    As a teacher and a parent (several times over) I have no real issues with kids playing with touch screen devices. Any more than watching TV. It's just a matter of how much they do. That's why I limit the time they are on such devices (though when I'm tired, it sure is nice to let my boy do something quietly so I can rest).

    Kids should do all sorts of things as they grow up, including interact with other kids, climb, run, draw, etc. So as long as they do lots of things, it's all good.

    I tell you what drives me crazy is kids with phones. Why? Mommy calls them during class and I get the, "but it's my mom." No! Tell your mom to call you during breaks, not during class time. Grrrr. Plus they never learn to tell analog time because they use the digital display. Kids constantly pull out their phones to check the time when I've go a big clock right behind me. Give it to me. Give it to me now. You'll get it back at the end of class. Double grrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess8408 View Post
    A 2 year old with his OWN iPad???? Wow. I think someone needs some serious parenting classes. I personally think that is bs as well but if it is true you need to re evaluate your parenting skills before your child grows up to be obese, anti social and living in your basement till he's 40. I've worked with children of all ages for years and they're SUPPOSED to do things like scribble and flush things down the toilet and play outside!! It's not bad behavior it's called LEARNING. I let my 6 month old play with my iPad and iPhone but it's MINE not his.
    I think you need some parenting classes if you think all toddlers should be flushing stuff down the toilet and drawing on walls. It's like idiot parents who let their children scream, yell, and run around in public like a wild animals but excuse it because they think "he is 2 and thats what they are suppose to do".

    If you set your expectations low enough for your children then they will never learn the proper way to behave.

    What's with the anti-social and obese issues with an iPod or iPad? My son isn't on the devices 24/7. Again this comes down to responsible parenting. After his room is clean, played outside, and he has finished their breakfast/lunch/dinner then he can play with his devices.

    I'm not sure if you actually have children but a 2 year old doesn't stay consumed by something for hours on end. At the very most my son will play games for 45 minutes and then move on to drawing with crayons (on paper).

    I originally bought 2 iPads, one for myself and one for my wife. I found so many great games, books, and puzzles so I started letting my son play with my iPad. After a couple weeks I thought why not just his own so that he could have it on long car rides, at grandma's house, and other trips.

    He has had the iPad for 7 months and he has really learned quite a bit from the educational apps. At 2 he knows tons of colors, letters, numbers, simple math, he loves playing the piano on the iPad, he can destroy any kid 5 times his age on memory games, and so much more.

    Sure it's not all educational, he does have his music, movies, and tv shows ripped to the iPad. They are mostly educational too (Diego, Dora, and Yo Gabba Gabba).

    In my opinion the iPad has been a wonderful development tool for my child and I would gladly spend the $500 again.

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    Nice! You are a good and kind daddy.
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    Yes I have a 6 month old son and no. He will not be screaming everywhere and running wild but he will be a kid. Did you have these things when you were young? I don't think so. I sure as hell didn't. I had whats called a childhood. Something you are causing your son to lack. And you want to question my parenting?? Try taking those things away from your son for a day. See how he reacts. I bet you it's not gonna be good. He'll be the kid screaming and acting out.

    And I have to say I agree with the cell phones! They make me upset too lol. But it's more the parents fault for calling them during school hours. And don't even start me on kids nowadays not being able to tell time because of technology. But I suppose the answerer above me thinks that's ok too.

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