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The Best Mini iPAD Case for Kids | FAB 50:12

I purchased my cases for about $20 each on Amazon, here: The i-Blason ArmorBox Kido series for apple iPad Mini.

& a note on the iPads:

My parents bought these for my kids as a gift and I wasn’t sure how we were going to like/use them. We use them every so often right now as I put major limits on my kids’ screen time. Everett (18 months) isn’t really into his at all. I use it as my Kindle more than he ever has–it’s the perfect size! I’m sure someday he’ll enjoy it as much as his sister.

Caroline (4 years, as of last week!) uses hers mostly for her Pandora station, which she sometimes gets to listen to during quiet time. I set up a Pandora station with all the Disney songs and she’s in heaven. :) I also created a gmail account and added iMessaging to her iPad–which has been this device’s biggest [smashing] success yet. Since we have no local family, she keeps in touch with our loved ones using her iPad. I enabled the emoji keyboard for her and she sends emojis, pictures and all the words she knows how to spell. I am so impressed at how she has used the keyboard to advance her spelling skills. She is curious and interested (asks me how to spell things and remembers!) and there is definitely some value in learning to spell and read words that help her communicate. She has started reading and those skills are translating into her messages to our family–it’s so neat!!! I do have a couple of movies on hers and her favorite [only] TV show, Team Umizoomi. She’s not a huge app lover right now, but we have nearly everything from Montessorium and Duck Duck Moose. I don’t like junk apps, even if they are free, so I try to only have mentally stimulating apps for her to play with. Nook also has a kids ebook app, where you can get digital versions of some of the classics/our favorites. It’s pretty fun! Though nothing beats the library. :)

Oh, and I created their home screens using the BubbleFrame App. Super fun!

More on the awesome & totally useful headphones next!

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  • kelly rae - that case looks awesome! Montessorium looks really cool too. We haven’t dived into the apps for kids yet but there is definitely so many cool things nowadays.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - Shawna, I’m so glad to see you blogging more! And I’m glad you are staying busy and positive. Sorry to hear about all the negativity from people. We definitely need less of that. Excited to see where you and your family go in the next couple years. :)ReplyCancel

  • lindsay - so fun! my little boy {will be 2.5 in october} still doesn’t show much interest in the ipad or iphone yet, but i put this on my amazon wishlist for once he shows more of an interest for it. so fun to see how much e has grown! sorry to hear all about the negativity coming your way at the moment, but you still inspire me by making positive changes in your life. you have inspired me to start clearing the “junk” in my life right now and focus more on myself, my family, husband and home…right where it should be. love seeing your updates and posts! :)ReplyCancel

  • The Best Headphones for Kids | FAB 50:13 » styleberry BLOG - […] I purchased ours on Amazon for $20 each, here: Kidz Gear Wired Headphones for Kids. I also have the Belkin RockStar 5 Way Splitter–(each listener gets sound in BOTH ears!)-so we can all enjoy the same movie on the plane. I have each kiddo’s iPad loaded with different movies since neither of theirs can hold all of the movies in our library. For more on our mini iPads and the cases above, see The Best Mini iPad Case for Kids. […]ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - Glad to see you are getting some time to blog. I have missed reading, but most certainly understand why. My son is almost 2 and uses my ipad occasionally for a few cute learning apps like peekaboo barn, and watches a few shows on PBS kids app. He loves music and I would like to make him a Pandora Station too. Just wondering if you just added a station on your pandora account for her, or if you made her a separate account? Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Amber H - I love this idea! Thank you.ReplyCancel

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