iPad Mini Cases – Companions for Toddlers and School-Age Children
Entertainment and Learning For Children
The lines between entertainment and education are blurred more now than ever. And that’s a great thing for kids these days. While user-friendly tablets were first marketed for tech-geeks, the future of tablets may be in the classroom. Children have been gravitating towards these devices for everything from books to gaming to movies.
Indeed, these devices are not only great environmental tools (one tablet can replace thousands of textbooks), but kids are able to learn in a multitude of different ways. They are also becoming cheaper and more voluminous as costs come down. Soon every child will have access to a tablet and the internet…the potential for self-paced learning is truly unlimited.
For the Home:
But these tablets aren’t just for the classroom. At home, these tablets can provide education and entertainment for your toddler or pre-school aged child. In fact, there are specially-designed ipad mini cases for kids.
These cases for designed with two things in mind: they will protect the tablet from the rough-and-tumble life of a toddler, and they also function as a lightweight ‘companion’ for the child to carry around the house. They can easily take it to the kitchen and watch a tv show while they eat lunch, and then take it to the playroom and play an educational game. The cases protect the toddler from the iPad (sharp corners) and protect the tablet from the toddler.
As you can see from the image above, these cases have an anthropomorphic design that makes the tablet seem more like a companion that a portable TV set. The arms and legs also make it incredibly easy to carry around (by the arms) and stand it up wherever there’s a flat surface.
This is pretty much any exhausted parents’ dream: a safe device that the child can learn to use for his or herself, and it can entertain them for hours on end while you catch up on some Zzzzz’ss.
Toddlers obviously don’t know what’s best for them. Leaving them alone with the internet is the stuff of parent’s dreams. Luckily there are lots of safeguards and customization options to help you feel comfortable.
Parentkit – this is one app that you can use on iOS devices (if you have an iPad or an iPad Mini) that will let you set a schedule and limit access to certain apps.
Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition – a specially made version of the Kindle Fire that provides access to kids’ shows and games (strictly controlled by Amazon). The tablet also comes with its own tough case. It’s not as good as the ‘alien’ one from above, but will definitely withstand the toddler-lifestyle.