Sam Costello is a writer and web marketer living in Providence, Rhode Island. He has written about technology, movies, books, comics, food, and more for magazines and websites large and small, including PC World, CNN.com, Rue Morgue, Cape Cod Magazine, and InfoWorld. His writing has been published on five continents. Sam has been the About.com Guide to iPhone and iPod since 2007. At that site–http://ipod.about.com–he writes reviews, how-to’s, and tech support articles about the iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and other Apple technologies. In addition to nonfiction writing, he also writes comics and short stories. By day, Sam is a technology manager at the Boston office of Digitas, a leading digital marketing agency.
My iPad for Kids (Covers iOS 6 on iPad 3rd or 4th generation, and iPad mini)by Sam Costello
My iPad for Kids is here to help your kids (and you!) get the most out of your iPad2, iPad 3rd or 4th generation, or iPad mini running iOS 6. Using full-color, step-by-step tasks, My iPad for Kids walks step-by-step through learning how to use your iPad for home, school, and just for fun! Grade specific/i>/b>/i>/b>/i>/b>/i>
My iPad for Kids is here to help your kids (and you!) get the most out of your iPad2, iPad 3rd or 4th generation, or iPad mini running iOS 6. Using full-color, step-by-step tasks, My iPad for Kids walks step-by-step through learning how to use your iPad for home, school, and just for fun! Grade specific chapters for grades 4-7 offer information on apps that are great resources for everything from music to art to spelling and math homework. In addition, you learn how to setup and configure all the features of your iPad, including connecting to networks, setting up and using email accounts, using Siri, downloading and installing apps, safely surfing the internet downloading and syncing music and videos, taking and sharing photos, playing games, as well as setting up restrictions (parental controls) and troubleshooting problems with your iPad, should any occur.
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through learning how to use your iPad for home, school, and just for fun! Learn how to:
• Safely surf the Internet on the iPad to do research for school and find interesting facts.
• Use email, texting, and chat apps to stay in touch with friends, family, and teachers.
• Have fun (or do group projects for school) using FaceTime and Skype video chatting.
• Write emails, search the Web, and launch apps with your voice using Siri.
• Use the iPad in school and for homework. Four chapters of suggestions for grade-specific apps (4th through 7th grade) to help you excel in the classroom.
• Use the built-in Music app so you can rock out to your favorite tunes.
• Watch movies and TV shows from iTunes and videos on YouTube (only when homework is done, of course).
• Use iPad’s built-in cameras to take photos and video of you and your friends. Use the Photo Booth app to make them even more interesting—or a little crazy!
• Set new high scores playing the tens of thousands of great games available at the App Store.
• Discover great apps for school or just for fun through recommendations in nearly every chapter.
• Reassure your parents that you can use your iPad and the Internet safely and responsibly.
• Become your own tech support team by learning to maintain and solve problems with your iPad, including tips on restarting, backing up, and cleaning the iPad.
• Read about the latest iPad technologies, including iOS 6, Siri, and 4G LTE.
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Domt get it didi not get it ever Ipipitip ssrry that was my cat
You spelled apps wrong , but I agree because kids are attracted to the i pad for some stupid reason.I think their attracted because they love to watch games.
iPad is a great device, and has probably revolutionized the consumer computing. However, no matter how great of a toy iPad was for adults, it pales in comparison to how much kids of al ages are drawn to it. There never was a consumer device that kids instantly and universally embrace like this one. It’s a tribute to the simplicity and the intuitiveness of its design. However, even such a device could use some modifications and adjustments that could make it even more kid friendly. And that is the premise of “My iPad for Kids” – it will help parents make the most out of the kid-friendly content and programs that are specifically designed for iPad. The book covers several general topics on iPad setup, customization, syncing accessing the Internet, etc. Naturally, it covers the gaming, but to its credit it only spends one chapter on this topic. Among other things this book covers a big and representative collection of kid-specific iPad aps. The aps are collected according to their general category, and are also listed according to the age or the school class. The aps are described in some detail, and they give you a better sense of what sorts of software is out there. I was particularly happy with all the educational aps. However, like all the other books that focus on the current iOS aps and similar software, this book will probably feel dated pretty soon, so if you are considering buying it you should go ahead and do so soon. The book is very well designed, with lots of colorful illustrations and screenshots. With its purchase you gain access for 45 days to the online electronic edition, which can be very useful to have in case you are traveling or are otherwise unable or unwilling to access the hardbound copy. You can read straight though the book, covering all the material, but this book is primarily written with the ease of access in mind to those chapters or sections that you need at that particular time. It is a wonderful little companion for your kids’ iPad.