The new nanny: Tablets and other mobile devices teach and entertain kids
by Kristin Marino | May 11, 2012
Just when you got used to your kids hogging your laptop, suddenly they’re hogging your iPad or other tablet device instead. They might even be cajoling you for tablets of their own. This isn’t necessarily bad news, though. Like most great things, tablets can be used for good or evil. With supervision and some pointing in the right direction, kids can benefit from the new tablet technology. In one study conducted in Maine, kindergartners who used iPads in the classroom scored better on a literacy test than those who had not.