Ok, so maybe there are other Mamas out there who swore up and down that they would NEVER EVER be one of those parents who allowed their child to delve deep inside any electronic at a young age. I remember seeing other parents buy their 1 month old baby practically a computer and thought, WTH. Haha. Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. If that’s not you, then OK, I’ll bravely admit that this was me! I’m actually struggling to hope that there’s still a tiny part of me that STILL feels this way. But unfortunately, NOT! Haha.
I’ve given in Ya’ll. ALL THE WAY IN! My almost 2-year-old has his very own iPad and I’m guilty of this! If I must admit, I got him his own iPad so that he wouldn’t live on mine (an iPad pro 12.9 inch with the pen and all–so you can only imagine how enticing that is for a toddler), which I use daily. But secondly, I purchased this for him because I realized just how much he enjoyed learning on it.
I’ve purchased a handful of apps that has been aiding in his whole learning experience and it has been great. I truly enjoy being a part of the learning experience with him as he swiftly swipes his little fingers across the 7.9 inch screen and keenly directs for me to begin with his eyes once it’s my turn to continue the game. It’s super fun! It’s rather cool!Now, I’m not sure if it’s because he’s a boy, but finding toys that grabs his attention past 2 minutes is HARD YA’LL!
So when I saw that he enjoyed being on the iPad, I just went in for the kill. Granted, I will definitely continue to monitor him on technology, especially as he gets older. However, for now, I’m loving it!
I chose to go the least expensive route for him since he’s just a toddler and nothing is truly guaranteed to remain in its workable condition when it comes to them at this age. haha! Therefore, I chose to purchase the iPad Mini 4. It’s SO cute and is the perfect size for him and his little hands. Plus, it’s great in speed and simple to use, since he’s already accustomed to using my iPhone. As you can see, I paired it up with a cute little light blue case (in which I found on Amazon for about $10), which does an awesome job of protecting the iPad from all the hits and bruises that can occur during any typical day with a toddler. The iPad is fairly affordable (or at least in my opinion since I’m an Apple fan and believe that their products are worth it and lasts long) at a price of $399 and you can take a look for yourself: Click here!
I’ve realized that parenting does not have definite things that you do or don’t do when it comes to things like this. Every child is different and with every different child is a different solution.
All in all, I enjoy seeing my little guy being so visual and into the arts. He loves dancing, music, singalongs, and interactive games on his iPad as well as with his handful of favorite toys. He’s become a great kicker with his soccer ball as well. I know, I’m such a proud Mama! Sorry Ya’ll! Haha.