These days, learning to read goes hand in hand with learning to engage with technology. Here at Logitech, we encourage you to take advantage of the many tools and apps in the marketplace designed to help your children learn earlier and faster.
If you let your kids play with your mobile device you aren’t alone. A recent study by Babycenter.com showed that 75% of moms regularly hand their phones over to their kids and, if you type the words “toddler” and “educational” into iTunes, you’ll find more than 800 apps for children under age three. Here are a few iPad® apps we like:
The PBS Super Why! app for iPad is part of a cooperative agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS and the US Department of Education’s Ready To Learn Partnership and provides four interactive literacy games based on the popular PBS KIDS show Super Why! The app is designed for children aged two to eight.
Rock N’ Learn’s four Phonics Easy Reader iPad apps help children learn to read through a fun, interactive process in which they learn new words, practice reading them in stories and combine them to form new sentences.
How Rocket Learned to Read is an iPad app based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Tad Hills. With the simple touch of a finger or tilt of the device, kids discover two options for reading, plenty of interactive features and games to practice letter recognition and spelling skills.
We also think it’s worth noting that PC World named iPad the best toy of the year for young children. Toys R Us even sells the device. And at Logitech, we have a number of products that make engaging with iPad even easier.
For example, the sleek Logitech Tablet Speaker for iPad® will amplify the sound of your child’s apps, movies, and music. And the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad® 2, made with aircraft-grade aluminum and high-density padding, serves as a handy cushion for the rough-and-tumble life of a toddler.
Techno-literacy is a family affair. Help your children learn through engaging with smartphones and tablets – and tell us how it goes in comments!