My iPad for Kids

My iPad for Kids

by Sam Costello
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My iPad for Kids by Sam Costello

Step-by-step instructions and corresponding step number callouts on photos show you exactly what to do
Help when you run into problems or limitations of your iPad or its apps and you need to figure out what to do
Tips and Notes to help you get the most out of your iPad and its apps Costello

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 chatting apps to stay in touch with friends, family, and teachers.
  • Have fun (or do group projects for school) using FaceTime and Skype video chatting.
  • 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.
  • Parents can feel more secure thanks to special tips that help kids use 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.
  • Includes coverage of the latest iPad technologies, including iOS 5.1 and 4G LTE.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789749512
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Series: My... Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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.

Sam lives with his girlfriend Jenn and their two cats, Oni and Clarence. He holds a Media Studies degree from Ithaca College.

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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.