Written By: Kristin Steen (Liam’s Mom)
Liam is now 5 years old and is still using his iPad regularly. Â He has shown so much progress, specifically withÂ his ability to trace letters much more precisely,Â his attention span (both in trying to figure out a game and in how long he sticks with an activity) andÂ his pronunciation. Â Two of Liam’s favorite apps areÂ AGO Phonics Sound Pad andÂ The Sight Word Adventure.
Liam has come so far, and as a parent I think it is really important to not underestimate our kids. I was surprised at how much Liam was able to do at only 2 years old- open apps he wanted, swipe the screen, hit the home button, etc. Â At a young age, kids can touch and swipe through images to learn vocabulary (like with the app SoundTouch). And it is a great tool to help them express themselves (via touching what they want) when they can’t express themselves verbally.
Funny thing is, Liam assumes all screens are touch-able – which might not be a good thing when he’s banging on my macbook, but I think will be a good thing in general. This leads me to tell you that I think it isÂ very important to have a good sturdy case!!
Here is a look back at Liam’s original success story: Â http://bridgingapps.org/2012/05/liams-story/