A New Trend: Apps for Kids

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iPads are becoming more and more popular, with millions being sold. Although these are mainly used by adults, a new trend is starting where apps are being designed for children as young as toddlers.

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A New Trend: Apps for KidsPhoto credit: Toca Boca flickrBy Laura LeonardA New Trend: Apps for KidsPhoto credit: Toca Boca flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tocaboca/5523596357/in/photostream/1April 2010iPad was introduced to the US marketIn just over four months, iPad sales reached $1 billionMarch 11, 2011 iPad 2 for sale in USJanuary 18, 2011 iPad sales reach 14.8 million

Photo credit: yto - flickrPhoto credit: yto - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/yto/4891249900/

2010March 12 Preorders for iPad beginApril iPad is introduced to the US marketApril 8 450 000 iPads sold and 3.5 million iPad apps downloadedMay 3 sales reach 1 millionMay 31 Sales reach 2 millionJuly 21 - Sales reach 3.3 millionSept. 1 Sales reach 7.5 million

2011Jan 18 sales reach 14.8 million

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Now there is a NEW trend ...apps for kids.Photo credit: novemberwolf flickrNow there is a new trend.... ...apps for kids.Photo credit: novemberwolf flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/10370393@N04/4964219960/3

Apps are being designed for toddlers and preschoolers.Photo credit: creativesam flickrApps are being designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Photo credit: creativesam flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/asam/432194779/4

When TODDLER and EDUCATIONAL are typed into iTunes, more than 800 apps for children under 3 years can be found. Photo credit: BasBoerman flickrWhen toddler and educational are typed into iTunes, more than 800 apps for children under 3 years can be found. (2)Photo credit: BasBoerman flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bas-boerman/4951966938/5

The touch screen is EASY for kids to use and games make learning FUN.Photo credit: Toca Boca flickrThe touch screen is easy for kids to use and games make learning fun.Photo credit: Toca Boca flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tocaboca/5523601665/in/photostream/6

Some apps may even help children learn how to READ.Photo credit: @cdharrisonSome apps may even help children learn how to read.Photo credit: @cdharrisonhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cdharrison/4585357413/7

BONUS:An iPad is more easily PORTABLE than traditional toys...Photo credit: lobo235 - flickrBonus: an iPad is more easily portable than traditional toys...Photo credit: lobo235 - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lobo235/75085378/8

...and perfect to keep kids busy in a car, plane, or public transit.

Photo credit: Dominics pics - flickr...its perfect to keep kids busy in a car, plane, or public transit. Photo credit: Dominics pics - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/422146490/sizes/z/in/photostream/9

If parents are worried about damage to this expensive device, there are many ways to childproof it with anti-slip, waterproof, and other protective covers and cases. Photo credit: Jemimus - flickrIf parents are worried about damage to this expensive device, there are many ways to childproof it with anti-slip, waterproof, and other protective covers and cases. (3)Photo credit: Jemimus - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jemimus/4881669230/

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Some stores sell cheaper and more durable versions for kids. Photo credit: jessica mullen flickrSome stores sell cheaper and more durable versions for kids. (3)Photo credit: jessica mullen flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicamullen/5310616390/11

However, there are some dangers for kids using iPads and similar products.Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday - flickrHowever, there are some dangers for kids using iPads and similar productsPhoto credit: AngryJulieMonday - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/angryjuliemonday/5543224831/12

The challenge for parents will be finding ways to limit screen time..... Photo credit: Jinod - flickrThe challenge for parents will be finding ways to limit screen time..... (3)Photo credit: Jinod - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jinod/4501107826/in/photostream/13

.... and make sure their kids dont end up tapping their way into places (or people) they should not. Nicole Bautein Is iPad the next big toy for toddlersPhoto credit: bfishadow - flickr.... and make sure their kids dont end up tapping their way into places (or people) they should not. (3) Photo credit: bfishadow - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/4604128611/14

Laptops and computers are already diversion-and-distracting machines and an iPad is that for a toddler - Mike Elgan in Is iPad the next big toy for toddlers?Photo credit: Shane Pope flickrLaptops and computers are already diversion-and-distracting machines and an iPad is that for a toddler (3)Photo credit: Shane Pope flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/shanepope/2375499336/15Parents need to monitor their childrens usage and teach them how to use these devices safely.

Photo credit: jted flickrParents need to monitor their childrens usage and teach them how to use these devices safely.Photo credit: jted flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jted/4517665135/16Devices like iPads may seem addictive and shorten attention spans.

Devices like iPads may seem addictive and shorten attention spans.Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday - flickrDevices like iPads may seem addictive and shorten attention spans.Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday - flickr

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Studies show children who spend more time in front of a screen each day are likely to have attention problems in school.Photo credit: Elizabeth Albert flickrStudies show children who spend more time in front of a screen each day are likely to have attention problems in school (4)Photo credit: Elizabeth Albert flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabeth_albert/4998473663/18

Childs screen time should be limited to 1-2 hrs/day. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Canadian Paediatric SocietyPhoto credit: jencu - flickrChilds screen time should be limited to 1-2 hrs/day. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Canadian Paediatric SocietyPhoto credit: jencu - flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jennycu/4665298291/

19An iPad can teach kids a lot, but not everything

An iPad can teach kids a lot, but not everything. Photo credit: michaelaion - flickrAn iPad can teach kids a lot, but not everything Photo credit: michaelaionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelaion/5350867215/20

It is important for parents to interact with their children.Photo credit: karen.j.ybanez flickrIt is important for parents to interact with their children Photo credit: karen.j.ybanez flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/karenjybanez/2186973234/21References

ReferencesA Brief History of the iPad [Infographic]http://www.theipadfan.com/history-ipad-infographic/

Excess TV, computer video games linked to poor attention in classroom: studyBy Sheryl Ubelackerhttp://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/newsfeatures/article/832181--excess-tv-computer-video-games-linked-to-poor-attention-in-classroom-study

iPhone apps a hit with preschoolers By Rob Fergusonhttp://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/934673--iphone-apps-a-hit-with-preschoolers

Is iPad the next big toy for toddlers?By Nicole Bautehttp://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/newsfeatures/article/824100--is-ipad-the-next-big-toy-for-toddlers

Parent Debate: Do iPads and Smartphones Really Teach Toddlers to Read?By Becky Worleyhttp://abcnews.go.com/Technology/parent-debate-ipads-smartphones-teach-toddlers-read/story?id=13626381 Photo credit: 3Gstore.de flickrReferencesPhoto credit: 3Gstore.de flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/3gstore/4745626595/22