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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 17 Jan 2011.

  1. maverik-sg1

    maverik-sg1 Member

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    PS: I wans't criticising ure life choices, just expressing my concerns and speaking of experience that with 3 kids under my belt - giving a 1yr old an ipad to 'play' with (which they can't even hold).

    I really can't see the benfits you speak of, only the risks - I doubt we'll be seeing ipads in nurseries any time soon for similar areas of concern.

    Anyhow, I wish you luck and your child a safe learning experience.
     
  2. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    The analogy was supposed to illustrate the fact that comparing a vtech toy to an ipad is a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison.

    I've seen numerous videos of children around 18 months using the ipad effectively and without help. The fact that vTech - a company specialising in technological toys for children - has not been able to produce a similar type of device which is intuitive enough for an 18-month old to use, illustrates perfectly the magnitude of apple's achievement and the reason why I will get my daughter one.

    By the time she is old enough to use vTech's alternative products she will have been using an ipad for 3 and a half years, and I believe that will give her a huge head-start in understanding technology.
     
  3. maverik-sg1

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    Well good luck with that - I guess the world needs visionaries like you to continue to progress at the rate it currently is... however inpractical it may seem at the time.

    On a side note - I continue to watch the progress of tablet devices with great interest and have a sincere hope that no one company has a monopoly on the technology or it's systems.
     
  4. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Recent trip I went on, long-ish flight. A guy, mid-40's playing a golf game (no idea which one). And then at the resort, large italian family, 3 kids all with an iPad each, aged between 7 and 14. Kept them pretty quiet for a couple of hours during dinner ... thankfully!

    I'm not sure I would give mine to a toddler, although I have seen videos on the web of toddlers using them, mentally handicapped children/adults and the elderly. ... erm ... and me ... damn! Talk about digging a hole ... :eyebrow: ... :grr: ... :) ... :thumb:
     
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