I have enjoyed figuring out how to incorporate the iPad into our school day. I still mainly use it with my two younger girls, ages 3 and almost 5. My favorite activity is to set up the iPad as a listening center. Sometimes I turn on Pandora and have them listen to some music while drawing or doing crafts. We might talk about what they are hearing, “What instrument was that high sound? Does this sound sad or happy?”
Their favorite though, it to “read” their books on the iPad. So far we have enjoyed many books from Oceanhouse Media. They have several different collections of “OM Books” which are books that have interactive elements incorporated. Here’s what is loaded on my iPad at the moment:
Except for Bob Books, these are all books created by Oceanhouse Media. I love that they turned books we are already familiar with into interactive books. I shared how we used There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, and gave my opinion on Berenstain Bear’s Bedtime Battle and Leo.
I’m sure there are other good children’s book apps out there, but I haven’t researched them. I’ve been impressed with the Om books so I haven’t ventured far from what already works for us. 🙂 They have a great collection of familiar authors and book titles that I already love.
Talking about love, I *heart* my ipad bag! I know, I know I’ve shared this before, but this is one purchase I am thrilled I made. It makes carting around my iPad so easy! I used it at The Relevant conference, I bring it to co-op, and carry it to church (yes, I take notes on my iPad at church!) It is sturdy and stylish. I bet you would love one too…
Borsa Bella is letting me giveaway 1 iPad travel bag to one of you! And even better—you get to pick your own fabric design!
Even if you don’t own an iPad you can use this bag! Interested in getting one right away? Check out Borsa Bella Bags on Etsy or at The Borsa Bella website.
*I am running this giveaway a little differently than previous giveaways. There is a form below where you will check off the tasks you have completed for the entry. So if you need to comment for an entry, you will comment then go check that option off on the form. I’m hoping this method will make organizing all the entries easier. If you are reading this post in a reader, you will need to come to the site to see the form.