22 thoughts on “If iPads were meant for kids, then I would not be writing this post.

  1. We have a Fire loaded up with Amazon Freetime and wrapped in a super spongy case, and we’re pretty happy with it. Except for the fact that she acts like it’s fucking smack, both when she’s using it and when we need to take it away.

    Sorry, didn’t read the story. Should I?

  2. < ![CDATA[We have a Fire loaded up with Amazon Freetime and wrapped in a super spongy case, and we're pretty happy with it. Except for the fact that she acts like it's fucking smack, both when she's using it and when we need to take it away. Sorry, didn't read the story. Should I?]]>

  3. Wait, holy shit, I just read the story.

    How the living fuck are these things not on iPads? Seriously. This is exactly what Freetime does to an Android tablet: it curates content and lets you set time limits for kinds of activity (apps, books, etc.). It wraps the entire tablet up in a kid-specific, kid-friendly way.

    I’m betting it’s available on iOS and he just hasn’t looked into it.

  4. < ![CDATA[Wait, holy shit, I just read the story. How the living fuck are these things not on iPads? Seriously. This is exactly what Freetime does to an Android tablet: it curates content and lets you set time limits for kinds of activity (apps, books, etc.). It wraps the entire tablet up in a kid-specific, kid-friendly way.
    I’m betting it’s available on iOS and he just hasn’t looked into it.]]>

  5. It’s an Amazon thing and it’s not free.

    It’s the best $3ish/mo I’ve ever spent. Shit man, it knows her birthday and slowly adapts its curation to her current age. And all that content — every book, show, movie and app — is included in the $3/mo.

  6. < ![CDATA[It's an Amazon thing and it's not free. It's the best $3ish/mo I've ever spent. Shit man, it knows her birthday and slowly adapts its curation to her current age. And all that content -- every book, show, movie and app -- is included in the $3/mo.]]>

  7. < ![CDATA[The kids version of YouTube is a fucking nightmare! I just let Iris wander around the regular version and I check in once in a while. Mostly she sticks to Taylor Swift videos.]]>