It has become abundantly clear that my children will be growing up in a digital age. Even my 7 month old baby is fascinated by screens and is content scrolling through the Ipad. This may be a frightening realization for parents. Especially with the American Academy of Pediatrics setting suggestions for how long our kids screen time should be. There are times when I am exhausted and use the TV or Ipad to help get things done or just sit for a few minutes and I sort of feel bad, sort of. Of course some screen time is ok and you should limit what your kids watch but the reality is that our kids will have much more exposure to digital media than we ever did. I wonder if my grandparents felt the same way about TV when it first came out. Since this technology is not going away, embrace it and use it to your child's learning benefit. There are loads of educational apps designed to entertain our kids while teaching them. Our favorite apps are the Thomas the Train app that you can build track on plus more ($2.99) and the PBS kids app (FREE!!). PBS kids has saved us from quite a few restaurant melt downs. We also have a coloring app and a puzzle app that gets used from time to time.  Below are the links I used to determine the best apps for my tot. 

 

Second Story Window - Favorite Apps

22 Fun and Learning Apps for Toddlers

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