Not an iPad; sorry kid
November 29, 2011 4:59 PM Subscribe
o vs Fisher Price iX
L vs ?
posted by otherwordlyglow to shopping (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We're considering getting our 3-1/2 year old a hand-held device for Christmas. I've seen lots of different kinds but have no idea how to sort through the differences or figure out what would be good for her developmentally. She loves to fool around with my iPhone and my laptop, is on the brink of reading (can sound out words phonetically), and I think she'd love a toy like this. And yes, we're thinking of it more as a toy than an educational tool but if it challenges her and gives her some additional skills than that's a bonus.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each system?
I'd prefer something that was upgradable and could grow as she does and that focuses less on the branded character (Dora, Cars, Buzz Lightyear, etc) but it looks like most of them are pretty heavily associated with all the branded characters.