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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gthomas719, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. gthomas719

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    Morning Everyone,

    So this weekend while checking out the new Wegman's grocery in Leesburg, my almost 4 year old daughter asked to play with my iPod Touch. I didn't have it with me cause it has a cracked screen that I'm in the middle of fixing so I thought I would hand her my Droid to play with. I had put a couple of games and "painting" apps on one of the homepages that I designated for her, but after only a couple of minutes, she didn't like it. Are there any good games/drawing/painting apps out there for kids? On the iPod she had games like "Anisays" (spell the animal on the screen with drag and drop tiles and it makes a sound), "Animatch" (like memory,flip tiles to find a match and it makes a sound), and several decent drawing/painting apps that had pull out drawers where you could change colors or pencil size. Most of the stuff in the free area of the market seems kinda cheezy and with terrible graphics.


    Thanks for any help.
     

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    Okay, please don't take this the wrong way, but why are condsidering letting a four year old play with a piece of technology as important as your phone? I understand an iPod Touch, as it's not a means of communications, etc. and likely can't be altered significantly.

    This is unless, of course, your four year old is a child genius and will be developing apps soon!

    I recall that my son (when he was much younger) had a fascination with all things technical, but he was tought NOT to play with these things at all (even when we were around, lest he be tempted when we weren't). Now he's sixteen and NO HE CAN'T TOUCH MY DROID! :D
     
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    i just gave my almost 3 year old my old blackberry, she loves it.
     
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    I understand where you are coming from. I personally don't worry that much about a cell phone/smartphone. It can always be replaced if she breaks it and fixed/reprogrammed if she somehow messes it up. At the end of the day if she is happy, that is all that matters to me. Besides, unless that is a high school photo in your profile, you don't even look old enough to have a sixteen year old. :cool:
     
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    my first motor car is a good app with funny sounds and animations to keep kids entertained. Or angry birds is always popular1
     

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