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Old 10-28-2013, 06:20 PM
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Plants vs Zombies 2 is now out for Anrdoid, great little time killer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....pvz2_na&hl=en
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:22 PM
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Bump!

A little off topic but I didn't think it was necessary to start a new thread.

Riding off a previous post.
- Do your kids have their own iPad/tablet?
- Do they use it in school?
- If they have their own, at what age did they get it?

I noticed at my son's school they have special days, or perhaps it's anytime, they will allow kids to bring electronics to use in school. I had to sign a waiver in this regard when I registered him on Monday. This is the complete opposite of the previous school he was attending.

To bring the post back on topic. What apps do your kids use on their iPad/Tablet?
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:30 PM
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My daughter uses alot of the drawing apps, my son doesn't really use our tablets at all, don't know.

Well, they both play Candy Crush Saga but I don't think that's what your looking for.

On the topic of apps in general, I've embraced Google Now. It took a bit to get used to but man, having the phone alert you when a package is due to arrive or telling you to leave the house for your appointment 15 minutes earlier because of an accident is hard to give up.

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Both of our kids got ipods for their last birthdays (9 and 7)...however we are a LOT more strict with them than any other parents around here. They can only use them in the house or on long car rides. Occasionally we'll make exceptions if we're going somewhere where we know there will be a lot of down time and no other kids/people with whom to interact.

It seems all the other parents in our entire town allows their kids to bring their electronics to school for the bus ride and indoor recess or other down times in school.

Not us. Our kids hate that, but we don't care.

As far as apps go, their new favorite one is "my talking Tom". It's a cat you can play with, feed, etc and interact with. It'll repeat back whatever you say.
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I really like;
Waze - Real time user interactive mapping with police, accident, construction etc postings. Very accurate map navigation
Gas buddy - I live in a metro area so when I need gas, I hit gas buddy to find the lowest gas and that determines which direction I do the rest of my shopping.
Hill Climb Racing - My grandkids love this app. When they need some calm down time, it is perfect.
Weatherbug - Most accurate weather app that I have found so far. Almost as good as looking out the window. :-)
Golf now - Got an extra few hours and want to play a quick round. Best golf deals in your area. I have saved up to 80% on green fees with short notice tee times and top golf places.
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We both have iPads and I have a few apps for my daughter on there too. Of course, the school is going to be handing out iPads to all the kids, which I think is ridiculous for the elementary students.

CT, I like that you don't let the kids take them everywhere and miss out on what's going on around them.

Apps for the kiddo (5yo)
Looney Tunes Phonics (great reading tool)
Angry Birds (good hand-eye coordination)
Raz-Kids (school uses it for reading, not sure if it's commercial)

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Words with Friends (my end of the day brain clearer)
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Apps for the kiddo (5yo)
Looney Tunes Phonics (great reading tool)
Did you have to subscribe/pay to use this? I downloaded it and although it looks good it looks like we need to pay either $29.95/year or $49.95 for a lifetime. Is it worth this amount (if our son actually does it)? It looks like he can do this on the computer as well, so iPad, iPhone or computer, so lots of ways to access it.
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Raz-Kids (school uses it for reading, not sure if it's commercial)
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We've used the Raz-Kids website for the older two. We also occasionally subscribe to IXL, something like $8/month to get the math standards down. (Something of a sore point paying for private school that can't even get our kids to the state standards in math.)

I have no idea if ixl is in app form though.
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