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PCWorld's 2010 "Children's Toy of the Year," the iPad is highly regarded as THE cool device for consumers, but it also has great uses as an introductory device for young children eager to discover technology through learning games. Written by technology expert, educator, and parent Brian Proffitt, IPAD FOR KIDS: THE BEST EDUTAINMENT APPS FOR YOUR CHILD (AND HOW TO USE THEM) will help you discover and configure the best educational iPad apps for your child. From toddler to tween, you'll find the perfect app for every child in your life in minutes!
Brian Proffitt is a small-business and technology expert who blogs on ITworld.com on Open Source technology and AIIBusiness.com on matters concerning small business. He Twitters as @TheTechScribe on these and a whole wide range of technology sectors. He is also an adjunct instructor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Table of Contents
First Step: Introducing the iPad
What Is the iPad?
The Educational Case for the iPad
Choosing the Right iPad
Getting an iPad Device
Throwing in the Extras
Setting Up the iPad
Second Step: Interfacing with the iPad
Touring the iPad Device
Having the Right Touch
Keying in the Keyboard
Moving Text Around
Configuring the iPad
Third Step: Connecting with the iPad
Connecting to iTunes
Using the WiFi Connection
Using the 3G Connection
Fourth Step: Using the iPad Apps
Opening and Arranging Apps
Get Your Apps
Work the Web: Safari
The Secret Origins of the Web
Here Come the Browsers
Navigating Web Sites
Managing Bookmarks and History
Browsing Many Pages at Once
Searching for Content
Customizing Your Browser
iBooks for Reading
Finding Your Reading Material
Reading in iBooks
Getting Multimedia: iTunes
Multimedia Playback: iPod and Videos
Internet Video: YouTube
Virtual Field Trip: FaceTime
What Is FaceTime?
Setting Up FaceTime
Making a FaceTime Call
Video Mirroring with FaceTime
Apps for Toddler Learning
AlphaBaby: The Joy of Discovery
Expanding Language: Baby Flash Cards
One Counting iPad App! Ah Ha Ha Ha!
Hearing the Sounds of the World
Play for Creativity's Sake
Apps for Pre-Kindergarten
Fish School: Catching Some Knowledge
Oh, the Apps You Will Use
One of These Things… What's the Difference?
Abracadabra with Math Magic
Apps for Kindergarten
Word Magic Hocus Pocus
Build Skills with TeachMe: Kindergarten
Super Learning with Super Why!
Apps for First Grade
Formulating with Sentence Builder
Put It in Writing with Letter Lab
Easing into Reading with Phonics Made Easy
Get Counting with Time, Money & Fractions
Geography Made Fun
Apps for Second Grade
Test Reading with Sight Words HD
Fun and Games with Math
Walk Among the Stars
Apps for Third Grade
Achieving Fluency with K12 Timed Reading
Step Up to MathBoard
Walking the World with GeoWalk HD
Vote for Presidents of the United States for iPad
Apps for Fourth Grade
Oh, Come On, It's Dinosaurs!
It's All in the Chemistry
Something to Send to Washington
Art Class Without Smocks
Quiet on the Set!
Drawing for All Ages
The Musical iPad
Choose Your Instrument
Appendix Apps for Learning Challenges
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