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(16 Posts)
Geogran Thu 14-Apr-11 17:37:56

iPads and other tablets are wonderful devices (and time wasters smile) for adults and older children. There are now so many apps that can be used with very young children but are they a technology step too far for little ones? Should responsible grand parents be promoting such things??

alfiedog Mon 18-Apr-11 19:22:50

If you had asked me 6 months ago I would have said they were too much for young children, but having witnessed my youngest grand daughter (22 months) carefully fetch the laptop from the living room and then stand on it to reach the sink I think children will let you know when they need tech smile

TwinsetandPearls Thu 05-May-11 23:06:25

I thought it was a post about medication.

nannyogg Thu 05-May-11 23:28:17

twins keep taking the tablets grin

GrannyTunnocks Fri 06-May-11 08:57:24

Glad it is not about medication. If this was saga zone it would be. I like the ipad but can't afford it. I use it while visiting my daughter. However I have an android phone and love it.

TwinsetandPearls Sat 07-May-11 13:16:21

I visited the saga forums once. They can be a bit rude you know!

lucyjordan Wed 11-May-11 11:24:09

I actually enjoy the saga forums, they have a wider discussions corridor than what appears to be here, but ive only been on both sites (this one and saga ) for a couple of days. so perhaps im missing something here.

nanamo Wed 11-May-11 21:58:08

I should imagine that it will be up to us the users of the site to widen the discussions, Through some ideas in the ring or start a new topic and see what happens.

nanafrancis Thu 12-May-11 11:45:20

I've recently bought a 8" tablet and love it!
I use it to read ebooks and play what my son describes as 'silly games'.
It occupies the 4 boring hours I frequently spend on flights backwards and forwards from home to the Uk. It's much easier to carry than a reading book + mp3 player + sudoku games machine that I used to struggle with and it's far more versatile.
I can relax with it in the evenings instead of sitting in front of my desktop pc.
I love it! And now hubby wants one too!

lilybet Tue 17-May-11 09:52:17

I have the iPad first one love it to bits. It is soooo easy to use. Now the iPad two is here you can get a iPad one at a good price. It is so worth it!! My grandchildren are very good with it, they watch animated interacting children's story's .

judeanddogs Tue 24-May-11 15:23:28

Had anyone managed to get their hands on a BlackBerry playbook?

judeanddogs Tue 24-May-11 15:23:29

Had anyone managed to get their hands on a BlackBerry playbook?

Hilary Thu 26-May-11 12:55:25

Couldn't do without my iPad!

GeraldineGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 26-May-11 14:43:22

Lucyjordan...what is it we're not discussing that we should be? Please start a discussion now! Or at least tell us so someone else can.

Bennan Fri 27-May-11 15:47:29

Just ordered a Kindle from Amazon. Will comment on it after I've had a chance to check it out.
Got my copy of 'Shrimp and Benny' and looking forward to the opportunity to discuss it later.

Libradi Tue 07-Jun-11 22:31:55

I'd love an ipad. (Twinset I thought this thread was about medication too) smile
I've got a Kindle and it's the best thing I've ever bought, well best present ever bought for me, I wouldn't be without it now.