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How to Use The iPad to Help Children

Since the advent of the iPad there has been a positive change in the education of children. Whether it is reading, writing or even music the iPad has several apps that can help children.

There are many children who are gifted with music talent but do not have access to any musical instruments at home. But their parents own iPads which have a unique musical feature which can be used by gifted children.

The iPad has a wonderful piano application which emits notes very similar to the piano. The app has a virtual keyboard which replicates a piano keyboard and can be used comfortably using the iPad’s famous touch technology. You might say that it is not the same as playing a real guitar but children will enjoy it nevertheless. The iPad has the advantage of being small and may not look as intimidating in size as a piano. Children will be more excited using an iPad due to the plethora of apps available for the iPad including games for children. A piano on the other hand may take days to master because of its sheer size and complexity of its various keys. It is also is not so versatile as an iPad which can be put to different uses.

If you own an iPad and are interested to teach your children how to play the piano, head over to Apple’s App Store and choose a music app which will interest your children. In case you do not wish to spend money there are free apps and trial versions available. You can use the free apps for your children to become comfortable with music made with Apple’s touch technology and then buy an app preferred by them if needed.

There are plenty of apps being introduced in the market everyday and your children will find some that are very interesting. You may like to use the apps available to make your child proficient in music. 

The iPad can also be used by children to learn how to read or older children to improve their reading skills. Children’s’ stories with simply constructed sentences with basic grammatical structures can be used with the help of apps for children to learn and practice reading. Stories with more complex structures use bigger apps to practice reading. The apps also allow the words to be read out loud by touching it on the screen of the iPad. The reading apps make learning how to read a lot of fun and fasten the process of learning for kids.

When it comes to learning how to write there is no better method to teach children than through iPad apps. The apps enable kids to draw uppercase and lowercase characters on the iPad’s screen. Numbers can also be written out on the screen. Although there is no sound in this app but children have been observed to learn writing very fast.

iPad apps also help children with autism by recreating familiar environments and allowing autistic kids a medium to help in communication.  In fact there are dozens of apps which help including ones which enable autistic kids to learn complex math problems, learn daily routines and using pictures and words to substitute speech.  Centers all around the world now use iPad apps to help and educate autistic children.

The best part about iPad apps is that they can be carried anywhere and can be used by kids at home school or outside

Apple’s great invention, the iPad and its progressively advanced versions have helped millions of children around the world improve their education and knowledge and provided a great source of entertainment for small and older kids alike. 

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  1. Carol M Creasey

    On December 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm


    Very interesting info,many thanks.

  2. septana

    On December 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm


    very good article, and provide benefits to us all

  3. Moses Ingram

    On December 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm


    Good share.

  4. Ruby Hawk

    On December 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm


    It could be a great help to some extent, but I hope parents wont let the ipad take the place of outdoor activities and communications with friends.

  5. KittyK

    On January 7, 2013 at 8:38 am


    This is a terrific tool for children and I am still learning how to use mine!!!

  6. KittyK

    On January 7, 2013 at 8:39 am


    This is a terrific learning tool for kids and adults alike. I am still learning new thing on my iPad of a few months…

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