I bought my kids their own iPads last fall. I’m nice, and I’m fortunate to be able to afford it. However, I’ve come to realize that despite my attempts to spoil my kids, these iPads (and all iOS devices in general) are not meant for kids.
Now, I realize this might be a controversial statement, especially because it seems counter to a lot of Apple’s advertising. But hear me out.
Dave DeLong makes some great points on where the iPad falls short on being a good device for kids to use. Hopefully the new parental control stuff that Apple is working on will address some of these issues.