"Would love to see some recs on Adroid-based educational apps."
"Very entertaining, but do they learn anything about spelling?"
"I was trying to teach my 3 year old how to write his letters - he was not
very interested. I downloaded the Letter Tracer app and he quickly
learned how to write all the letters. It was a great learning tool. I
also downloaded all his leap frog movies and some Disney ones too. Great
for a long dinner with friends - he watches his movie when he is finished
eating. I would recommend getting an itouch to any parent of a
"I don't agree with the two previous comments. Let's face it. We all have
been waiting in a doctor's office or going through the super market and
wish our kids had something to do for two minutes while we choose which
milk to buy. I have dozens of apps, why not have some children friendly
ones. Having a couple of educational apps on my I-phone doesn't mean that
my children don't go out and play and that I am not reading to them
personally. In this busy times, we need all the helping tools we can get.
I thank you Great schools. "
"Parents, you need to remember everything in moderation, yes there are
hazards associated with 98% of everything we do, but moderation is key. I
read the two posts out there and think, wow, when did you the parent lose
your control? I think these apps would be a useful tool on my phone and
then my child gets to use it when I want him too, at times when we are
away from home, waiting in long lines and/or waiting at a DR office, after
his homework has been completed. Be the Parent! "
"What does any of this have to do with a phone? "
"I find the fact that Great Schools has made no mention of the health
hazzards that may be associated with children's use of cell phones very
disturbing. This is at least the third article on children's use of cell
phones that has made no mention of President Obama's Cancer Panal and
Arlen Spector's Senate Hearings on Cell Phone safety both of which spoke
of the epidemiological data the shows a association between EMF exposure
and the increased risk of Childhood brain tumors and leukemia. I would
like to be removed from receiving any further emails from your
organization because I have no time or inclination to read what seems to
be a marketing engine of a questionable technologies where children's
health is concerned."
"While I applaud the educational component, I find it a little disturbing
that there is a focus on young child applications on phones. There are so
many articles about how our kids need to get out and play and how
'unplugging' your child would allow for more real in person socialization.
If kids are using phone applications at the age they are interested in
Clifford, what will they be asking for at age 12!
While I'm an advocate of keeping my child technologically educated,
games for kids as apps on cell phones are one more reason it's difficult
to explain to my 10 year old why she can't have the latest greatest cell
phone or ipodTouch thing because 'everyone else has it'."