But then, a miracle occurred: My friend whipped out her iPhone and handed it to her tot, and for the next twenty minutes he happily busied himself with iPlay’n Learn, a new app from the folks at Parents Magazine. When I asked, my small visitor was only too happy to show me that he could switch between letters and words, colors, numbers, and shapes — a wide variety of learning games he could easily navigate on his own.
His mom confirmed that he regularly entertains himself and it’s not too loud or frenetic. My furniture was saved, and I couldn’t have asked for a better real-life test subject. -Mir