My iPad for Kids (Covers iOS 6 on iPad 3rd or 4th generation, and iPad mini): My iPad for Kids _p2

My iPad for Kids (Covers iOS 6 on iPad 3rd or 4th generation, and iPad mini): My iPad for Kids _p2

by Sam Costello

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ISBN-13: 9780133259599
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Series: My...
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99998
File size: 242 MB
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About the Author

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,, Rue Morgue, Cape Cod Magazine, and InfoWorld. His writing has been published on five continents. Sam has been the Guide to iPhone and iPod since 2007. At that site––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.

Table of Contents

1 Please Touch: How the iPad Works     3

The On/Off/Sleep/Wake Button     4

Turning an iPad On and Off     4

Naptime for the iPad: Putting It to Sleep     4

Nice to Meet You: How to Know Which iPad You Have     5

Understanding the Buttons and Ports     6

Side Switch for Screen Lock or Mute     8

Controlling by Touch     9

Using the Home Screen     10

Know Your OS     12

2 Getting Started: Set Up and Sync Your iPad     15

Setting Up and Syncing Your iPad     16

Syncing with iTunes     24

Getting Music, Apps, and More at the iTunes Store     38

Downloading Using the iTunes App     38

Downloading Using the App Store App     41

iTunes Allowance: What It Is and Why Your Parents Should Give You One     44

Lost and Found: Find My iPad     46

Spotlight Search     48

Meet Your Digital Sidekick: Siri     49

Getting Answers with Siri     51

3 It’s All Yours! Customizing Your iPad     55

Changing the Wallpaper and Lock Screen     55

Putting Pictures on Your iPad     57

Arranging Your Apps and Making Folders     58

Editing and Deleting Folders     61

Customizing Your iPad’s Sounds     63

Choosing Your Sounds     63

Screen Brightness     64

4 Surf’s Up! Using the Internet     67

The Two Kinds of iPads     67

Wi-Fi iPads     69

Wi-Fi + 4G iPads     71

Let’s Go on Safari: Using the iPad Web Browser     71

Zooming In and Out     73

Why Some Sites and Videos Don’t Work     78

Save Your Favorite Pages with Reading List     79

Be Safe: On the Internet     81

Awesome Apps     82

5 Talk to Me: Texting, Chatting, and Email     85

Using Contacts     86

Awesome Apps     92

Using Messages     93

Managing Multiple Messages Conversations     97

Finding Great Texting Apps     99

Awesome Chat and Instant Messaging Apps     100

Talk to Friends with Social Media    101

Email     102

Reading, Saving, and Deleting Email     110

Be Safe: Texting, Chatting, and Emailing     113

6 Get Ready for Your Close-Up! It’s FaceTime!     115

Setting Up FaceTime     115

Who You Can Call and Who You Can’t     118

Answering FaceTime Calls     118

Hold All Your Calls with Do Not Disturb     119

Skype: FaceTime for People without FaceTime     121

Be Safe: On FaceTime and Skype     125

7 Using Your iPad for School    127

Writing and Printing on the iPad     127

Which Keyboards You Can Use     128

Using the Onscreen Keyboard     130

Enabling the Caps Lock     132

Copying and Pasting Text     132

AirPrint and Compatible Printers     135

How to Print    136

Writing Apps: Notes     136

Printing and Deleting Notes     137

Viewing the Notes List     137

Writing Apps: Pages     138

Formatting a Document     140

Advanced Formatting Options     141

Formatting Images and Shapes     144

Formatting Tables     145

Awesome Apps     148

Using the Internet for Homework    150

How to Do Research Online     150

Choosing Good Sources     151

Using Research in Your Papers    152

8 Get Organized with Calendar, Reminders, and Clock    155

Using Calendar     155

Using Reminders     162

Awesome Apps     166

Always Wake Up on Time: Using Alarm Clock     168

9 E-books and iBooks     173

Where to Find and Buy E-books     174

Getting E-books from Amazon and Barnes & Noble     184

Getting E-books from the Library     187

Awesome Apps     190

Getting Magazines and Newspapers with Newsstand     191

Buying Individual Issues or Subscriptions     192

Reading Magazines and Newspapers     193

Awesome Apps     194

10 Using Your iPad in Fourth Grade     199

English/Language Arts     200

Show Off That Fancy Vocabulary with Boggle     200

Perfect Your Handwriting with Cursive Practice     200

Make Grammar Fun with Grammar Games     201

Write Better Sentences with SentenceBuilder for iPad     201

Improve Your Spelling with Simplex Spelling Phonics 1    202

Master New Words with     202

Math     204

Your Smarts Get Rewarded in MathGirl Addition House     205

Kung Fu Learning! Math Ninja HD     205

Save a Falling Star Using Motion Math HD     205

Build Spaceships by Solving Problems in Rocket Math     206

Solve Equations in Many Ways with Math Mago     206

Science     208

Travel to Other Planets Using Britannica Kids: Solar System     208

Learning Gets Your Hands Dirty in Kid Science: Gross Science     208

Discover the History of the Stars with Solar Walk     209

History/Social Studies     211

History in the Right Order: American History Time Line     211

A Roadtrip, 1800s Style: The Oregon Trail     211

Fit the Country Together in Stack the States     212

Learn the Lay of the Land with U.S. Geography by Discovery Education     212

Music     214

Play or Create Your Own Songs with DoReMi 1-2-3     215

Get Funky in Easy Beats 2 Pro Drum Machine     215

Tickle the Ivories with Learn Piano HD     216

Start Reading Sheet Music in Treble Clef Kids     216

Art     216

Finger Paint on Your iPad with Doodle Buddy for iPad     217

Create Fun Scenes with Kid Art for iPad     217

Draw and Color Your Favorite Animals in iLuv Drawing Animals     217

Foreign Language     220

Feed Your Brain with MindSnacks Apps     220

11 Using Your iPad in Fifth Grade     223

English/Language Arts     223

Build a Bigger Vocabulary with 5th Grade Vocabulary Prep     224

Object Meets Action in GrammarPrep: Subjects and Verbs     224

Smooth Out Your Sentences with GrammarPrep: Fragments, Run-Ons, and Comma Splices     224

Write Your Own Book with Storybuddy 2     225

Verbs and Vocab: iTooch ENGLISH Grade 5     225

Math     227

Prepare for Standardized Tests with 5th Grade Math Testing Prep     227

Learning Games in Epic Math HD     227

A Whole New Kind of Math: Fractions App by Tap to Learn     228

Geometry, Graphs, and Game Center: iTooch MATH Grade 5     228

Solve Equations Under the Sea with Lobster Diver HD     229

Show Your Work on the Virtual Chalkboard in MathBoard    229

Science     232

Discover the Secrets of DNA in Cell and Cell Structure     232

Find Out How Lasers Work in Bobo Explores Light     232

History/Social Studies     234

Relive the War with The Civil War Today     234

See How the Country Developed with History: Maps of the United States     235

LineTime: World History Timeline HD     235

Meet Our Leaders in American Presidents for iPad     236

Music     237

Fine-Tune Your Ear for Music with EarMan HD     237

Make Beautiful Music without a Piano in Magic Piano     238

Drag and Drop Composing: PatternMusic MXXIV     238

Start Your Path to Superstardom with Rock Prodigy: Guitar     239

Art     240

Your Art Comes Alive in DoInk Animation & Drawing     241

Discover an Important Artist by Visiting Frida’s World     241

Draw Your Favorite Characters with Manga Art Academy HD     242

Create More Than Art Using Sketches 2     242

How to Make Origami     242

Foreign Language     243

Living Language—French for iPad and Spanish for iPad     243

Ana Lomba’s French/Spanish for Kids: The Red Hen     243

12 Using Your iPad in Sixth Grade    247

English/Language Arts     247

Augment Your Terminology Using 6th Grade Vocabulary Prep     248

Cite Your Sources with EasyBib for iPad     248

Meet a Small Mark with a Big Role in GrammarPrep: Using Commas    249

Train Your Fingers in TapTyping    249

Sink Language Errors with Zombie Grammar Force     250

Math     251

Prepare for Your State Tests Using 6th Grade Math Testing Prep     251

Real-Life Math: Math Snacks HD     251

Find the Math in Stories with Math Word Problems Grade 6     252

Do Better Math in Your Head in Mathemagics     252

Solve Problems with Logic Using MathLands     252

Science     253

Get Close Without Getting Burned: 3D Sun     253

Learn About Walking on the Moon from Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration HD     253

Discover the Stars Right Above You in Distant Suns 3     254

Shake Things Up with iQuakeMini     254

Find Where the Nearest Volcano Is in Britannica Kids: Volcanoes     255

History/Social Studies     256

From Gladiators to Emperors in Britannica Kids: Ancient Rome     256

Track Thousands of Years with Chinese History Timeline     257

Discover the Foundation of Our Country in Constitution and Federalist Papers     257

America’s Founding Document: Declaration for iPad     258

Thrilling Tales in the Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome—AudioBook     258

Find Fun in the Past with World History Games     259

Much More Than Mummies—Britannica Kids: Ancient Egypt    259

Music     260

Learn at Your Speed with Amazing Slow Downer Lite     260

Make Music and Podcasts in GarageBand     261

Improve Your Playing with Pianist Pro     261

Play the Classics in Virtual Sheet Music     262

Art     264

Step Up to the Art Table in Drawing Pad     264

Create Dazzling Designs with Meritum Paint Pro    265

Professional-Level Art Tools Using SketchBook Pro for iPad     265

Foreign Language     266

Spanish/French in a Month HD     266

13 Using Your iPad in Seventh Grade     269

English/Language Arts     269

Level Up Your English Skills in Grammar Up     270

Understand How Stories Work Using Literary Analysis Guide     270

Organize Your Thoughts with Outliner for iPad     271

Crossword-Style Competition: Scrabble     271

Take Better Notes with Evernote     272

Math     274

From Algebra to Statistics: 7th Grade Math Testing Prep     274

Find Out When You’ll Use This Stuff with Elevated Math     275

Monkey Math: Middle School Math Pro 7th Grade     275

Multitouch Math: Algebra Touch     275

Science     277

See Cells How Scientists Do in 3D Cell Simulation and Stain Tool    277

Go from Egg to Adult in a Life Cycle App     277

Get Under Your Skin Using Powers of Minus Ten—Cells and Genetics     278

Meet the Beautiful Building Blocks of Life in the Elements: A Visual Exploration     278

History/Social Studies     279

Discover Mexico’s Ancient Rulers in Britannica Kids: Aztec Empire     279

Discover the Power of Reason in the Enlightenment 101: The TextVook     280

Sail Uncharted Seas in European Exploration: The Age of Discovery     280

Encounter the Lost Mayan Civilization     281

Experience Europe’s Rebirth in Renaissance History 101: The Animated TextVook     281

Tour the Globe Using the World by National Geographic     282

Music     282

Learn Songs at Your Own Speed with Capo     282

Become the Life of the Party Using djay     283

Compose Electronic Masterpieces Using Looptastic HD     283

A Comprehensive Tune-Up: Guitar Toolkit     284

Art     285

Get Painting Using ArtStudio for iPad     285

A Bucket of Paintbrushes in One App: Brushes 3     285

Meet the Masters in Monet HD and Other Apps     286

Foreign Language     287

Veni, Vidi, Vici: Latin Phrases     288

Living Language Apps     288

Learn Up to 30 Languages with Language Coach     289

14 Rock Out: Music on the iPad     291

Getting Music for Your iPad     291

iTunes and Other Online Music Stores     293

Apps     294

Using the Music App     295

Music App Options and Controls     297

Making and Using Playlists     299

Listen Carefully: Protecting Your Hearing     302

Awesome Apps     303

15 Lights, Camera, Action: Videos and Photos    305

Watching Videos from YouTube or iTunes     305

Finding Videos at YouTube     306

Getting Movies from iTunes     309

Using the iPad’s Cameras and Apps     314

Using the Photos App     320

Working with Photo Albums     324

Sharing Pictures and Video     328

Be Safe: With Photos and Videos     330

Awesome Apps     331

For Photography     331

For Making Videos     332

For Watching Videos     332

16 It’s Play Time: Gaming on the iPad     335

Getting Games     335

Using Game Center     339

Be Safe: On Game Center     348

Awesome Apps     349

17 Fixing Problems Yourself     353

Restarting a Frozen iPad     354

Restarting Your iPad     354

Make Your Battery Last Longer     355

Finding a Lost iPad     358

What to Do If Your iPad Gets Wet     362

Backing Up Your iPad     363

Backup by Syncing     365

Restoring Your Data from Backup     365

Redownloading from iCloud     369

18 Taking Care of Your iPad    373

Keeping Your iPad Safe     373

Protecting Your Data     374

Protecting Your Privacy     377

Caring for Your iPad    379

Keep It Away from Water and Food     379

Don’t Drop It     379

Cases and Screen Protectors     380

What to Use—and Not Use—for Cleaning     381

Index     383

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My iPad for Kids 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Domt get it didi not get it ever Ipipitip ssrry that was my cat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks good
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
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.