Day 1: Flash Cards

She’s not quite 12 months, but our iPad 2 is here! What, am I going to leave it in the box or something? Stella reviewed the “My First Words” app from from SmartBabyApps.com

The FOODS category did not elicit overwhelming excitement immediately, but she did start to babble 30 seconds into seeing a few words. After 2 minutes, she actually leaned over to lick the screen! That orange looks so tasty! Other flash card apps use cartoon images instead; having realistic images certainly made an impact. When we switched to ANIMALS, she became more vocal, and she even giggled at the image of a grasshopper.

After 4 minutes of viewing words, she was done, which was longer than I expected her to last. The app includes this recommendation:

5. ALWAYS stop before your baby wants to stop. By keeping your baby wanting more, your baby will constantly look forward to the next learning session with you.

We’ll continue to use this app to explore other categories. We can customize it with pictures from around our own house—and even record our own audio. It’s time to prime my smooth jazz radio voice!

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Posted on May 10, 2011, in 11 months, App Reviews, video and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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