As a parent, so much of my energy is spent addressing what is the right amount of media for my children. On one hand, I limit screentime and encourage play. On the other hand, I want my kids to be aware of modern technology and how it can be used productively. When I experienced PicPocket Books on my iPhone, it was the first time I had a clear conscience about handing a device over to my kids. Finally, no devil on my shoulder murmuring about brains and mush. With a digital library of PicPocket Books on my phone, I just increased reading opportunities. For us, these little apps will turn out to be an ultimate travel tool. I hope it will for you as well. Curious? Take a look:
So far I have two titles downloaded on my phone, but we plan on downloading all 16 (and that number is increasing by the week as more publishers come into the mix). Browsing their titles, you will find books about trucks, sisters, sea creatures and more. Kids can listen along, read along, or read at their own pace.
So before you board your next airplane trip, what would you rather do? Download videos, or download books? Now, at least, you have options.