Apps for kids

Every now and again I’ll let the kids get a paid app each for the iPad. That day is today and it hasn’t turned out so well. Elizabeth ended up in tears because the game she wants does not exist. She wants a Sim city type game where you have to solve maths problems before you can build stuff. There should be a game that does this but I can’t find one. It sounds like a great idea. Daniel on the other hand wants a goat simulator game that involves putting goats and other animals through farm equipment that rips them to shreds and other horrific violence and so I said no. Now what?

I accompanied Daniel’s class on an excursion to the Apple Store today. The whole class got to go and play with iPads for a couple of hours and they loved it. They made an advertisement using iMovie. Apple handed out a bunch of iPad minis and off they went and did their thing. It’s one of their free learning programmes for kids.