Jump to content

Tablet suggestions for 3yr olds


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 mummy_nic

Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

My 3yr old twins have recently dropped their nap. I am giving them quiet time each day in their room for about 1-1.5hrs. They have books and a leap frog toy where they can trace letters but it doesn't give feedback as to whether they did it correctly.
I am looking at buying them an educational device so they can use that during quiet time and learn alphabet, numbers, writing etc.
I will be buying them one each and can't afford any more than $150 each. Does anyone have any suggestions of a device - tablet, leappad etc? iPad is out of the question as they are far too expensive even on ebay

#2 kpingitquiet

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

My parents gave kiddo a VTech Innotab 2 (no wifi hehe) for Christmas. She's just 2 and seems to be figuring it out pretty quickly. It comes with a camera/video app, drawing studio, and some other goodies. You can download additional apps and they aren't pricey. Kiddo is happy just using the art studio, music player, and the two apps we've downloaded for free (an Alphabet game and a musical instruments game). We'll probably add some counting and shapes apps in a couple weeks. There are a LOT more apps for 4yo+ but a fair selection for 1-3yos.

#3 tibs

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

My 3 year old and 5 year old have a leap pad each.  They aren't easily broken unlike a real tablet.  And when you buy the apps you can download them onto both leap pads and only pay once wink.gif  I got mine on Amazon for $99 each plus around $12 shipping, link below - click to change colour to pink as the green one won't ship here original.gif

http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-32610-LeapP...words=leappad+2

Edited by tibs, 26 January 2013 - 03:56 PM.


#4 Eeyolet

Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Mine love the Leappad, the games are really good for it too, I buy all games from amazon to keep costs down.

Today we bought the Pendo Pad 4.0 from coles for only $89, DH needs to do something to it (root?) so we can use Google play store then we can get all the free apps off there.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a Springfree Trampoline!

Click now for your chance to WIN a Springfree Trampoline (R54 Compact Round) plus Australia-wide delivery ? valued up to $1774!

Midwife's hand inside birth canal for 90 minutes saves baby's life

Baby Emelia's arrival into the world wasn't exactly smooth sailing.

Melbourne - get your FREE tickets!

Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.

It's really hard work, baby, but still worth it

You are over it and you want to know, is this all worth it?

Vitamin K injections: what you need to know

Why do babies need vitamin K after birth? Here's what you need to know.

Mum's emotional letter on last day of maternity leave

A heartfelt letter from a mum to her nine-week-old son has a struck a chord with working mothers everywhere.

What I learnt after having six miscarriages

Experiencing recurrent miscarriage is like entering an endless dark tunnel. Once you enter that tunnel it is a fight from start to finish

Recall issued for popular brand of baby biscuits

You will want to check your cupboard and give these the flick, after a recall was issued this week.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

See Pinky McKay live - for FREE

Pinky will be speaking daily at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Melbourne, 28-30 April. Free tickets now!

 

Last chance for free tickets

See Pinky McKay live - for FREE

Pinky will be speaking daily at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Melbourne, 28-30 April. Free tickets now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.