The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Friday, December 3, 2010

The ITouch

For my birthday this year, Jason bought me an itouch.  It is basically an iphone without the phone.  You can connect to the internet via WiFi and download apps and do all sorts of cool things.  And until this week that is exactly what I had used it for. 

I keep my calendar on my itouch, have all my music on my itouch and have apps like Redbox, Sudoku, Facebook, Pandora and the Bible downloaded for my entertainment purposes.  It is great.

Jason warned me about letting Isabelle play with it when he bought it.  So since his argument against letting a child play with such an expensive electronic device seemed so logical, I have kept it out of her hands for over six months.  BIG MISTAKE.

This past week I discovered the best thing EVER.  Isabelle LOVES the itouch.  She can't get enough of it.  And like I am sure everyone else already knows, there are a ton of great apps for kids.  Our car rides this week have been downright pleasant.  No screaming, no yelling "done" over and over, just peace and quiet.  It is amazing.  I can't believe I waited this long to let her play with it.  This thing is a parent's dream come true.  I am sure this is why so many parents risk their children dropping and breaking their phones or ipods.  Who cares if you have to replace a very expensive phone or ipod?   The calmness this thing has brought to my life is totally worth it. 

With that being said, I am in need of some good ideas of apps to download for Isabelle.  What are the best ones?  What are the ones your kids love?  Let me know.  I'd love to hear some suggestions.


  1. LunchBox, Adventure, Doodle Buddy, Skeeball, and Bubbles. Dominic has many more but these are his favorites.

  2. Thanks Krista! I am going to look those up right now!

  3. Hahahaha.
    *sigh* yeah my iPad is not "my" iPad. D bought it for me so I could do the book thing but whenever Roxy sees me with it she inevitably wants to play on it.
    As far as apps go there are so many. Some really nice ones are the ones that teach the alphabet where they can trace them too. I'll have to get the names for some of these for you later because it's charging right now.
    My Very First App is by Night and Day Studios and they use Eric Carle's drawings.
    Activity Farm is one where she can touch the animals and it makes their sound and I think says their name.
    There's also Peek-a-boo farm and Peek-a-boo wild, Roxy really likes those.
    I'll second Doodle Buddy.
    Oh and Baa Baa Black Sheep by Duck Duck Moose, they have a few of these but this is the only one I can remember. Roxy reaaaally likes this one too.
    Almost to the point where I want to turn the sound down.
    But I love that she's learning stuff while I cook or we drive.