We have a little secret – The boys do/did not have any video games. There. It’s out. No X Box. No Wii. No Play Station. Before you go off to speed dial children services – know that they have had them in the past. We’ve had just about every system out there. They play with them for a week, then never touch them until a friend comes over. About 5 years ago or so they got into the DS Lite. Same thing – they only play them when a friend is over. We do have one DS, with one game, somewhere. Jon has been trying to sell it online for a few months now – to buy an IPod Touch.
They have been convinced for a couple of years now that their life would be complete if they only had an iPod Touch. If Only. Based on their past history with video games and their lack of desire to listen to music – I have been Mrs. Kill Joy No Sayer. Never mind the fact that purchasing two iPods has been out of our budget for the last couple of years…..
Bring on Christmas. They asked for cash instead of toys. It was a weird Christmas – They saved all of the family monies from the mail – and from us – and put it in their savings account for an iPod Touch. Hmm. Maybe they do want one?
We came home and asked everyone we know what their favorite iPod Touch app is for their kids – #1 seemed to be Angry Birds. The boys like Facebook, Netflix, and Talking Tom.
Here is a screen shot of Treasure Island, Nate was reading it last night. Yeah!
We can know what the temperature is – check the email – check Facebook – and strangely enough – listen to music. The Netflix app loads faster than our computer does! We did a lot of research and found out that the 4.0 was quite a bit more advanced than the 3.0 – so – since we havn’t purchased a video game in 5 or 6 years, we boosted it up to the 4th generation iPod Touch but went with the 8gb.
After 24 hours of downloading dictionaries and free games – the boys came up with a favorite app – Lego Instructions. They were down flinging legos all over the basement and came up with – Chickens and Hens. Seriously. Wow. Money well spent. . . . .
Do you have an iPod or iPhone? What is your favorite app? As a mom? For the kids? Entertainment? For Homeschool? Where do you download books? I am considering purchasing iBird. Anyone use it? I can’t find the name of the stargazer app – that knows your location and tells you what is in the sky? Please comment with your favorite app!
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