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Learning and Growing with Technology

Technology and kids go hand-in-hand. Here are some tips and apps to not only keep your kids internet safe, but allow them to have fun and learn at the same time.

Setting Parental Controls on iPad

  • Set restrictions for installing and deleting apps
  • Set restrictions for browsing the web
  • Set restrictions for using the camera
  • Set restrictions for YouTube

Tech Savvy Kids

  • LeapPad 2 $109.99

Fun and educational apps and sites

Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss, $3.99

  • There are 3 modes.
  • Read to me: allows children to listen to story while words are highlighted as they read.
  • Read it myself: children can read on their own
  • Auto play: you can play the book as a movie
  • Pictures and words are highlighted when they are touched on the screen

Maily, available at iTunes

  • Email accounts for kids
  • Kids can draw and send photos to family members

Math Evolve, available at iTunes

  • Video game that teaches kids math
  • Parents and teachers can see child’s progress or where child needs assistance.


  • A private social network that allows parents to privately share family photos and info

Tuesday, September 11, 2012