Never thought I'd buy a Touch for my 1-year-old, but...

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My daughter has become a fan of my wife's iPhone... She loves looking at pictures, and some of the apps for little kids from toddler on up are great! She's started rotating the iPhone around to rotate pics, etc.

In the interest of not destroying our iPhone 3G's, we decided to get her a Touch--and a good protection plan that covers accidental damage. :)

For some reason I had a hang-up about doing this, but the more I see the educational apps that are available, the better I feel about it. It really seems like the iPod touch is becoming an educational tool for kids. We'll see how it goes...
 

dukebound85

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ive always been a fan of leap frog for that age group

cheaper and more robust

I mean, seriously, children that age don't care about gadgets and will take an interest an any type of gadget if it's put in front of them so why buy her a touch which is pricy and has a very very very good chance of being dropped and broken
 

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ive always been a fan of leap frog for that age group

cheaper and more robust

I mean, seriously, children that age don't care about gadgets and will take an interest an any type of gadget if it's put in front of them so why buy her a touch which is pricy and has a very very very good chance of being dropped and broken
I looked at those... the devices themselves are cheaper, but the individual apps are much more expensive and harder to come by. Touch apps (obviously) are $2 or less and downloadable any time.

In a good case, the touch is a pretty resilient device, and the protection plan covers the big hits if there are any.
 

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Toddlers are rough on toys, even girls. If she gets frustrated she may throw it. I would wait a bit to see what her temperament turns out to be.
She doesn't really throw any of her toys, and she doesn't play with either of our iPhones unsupervised either. In the unlikely event, though, all the surfaces she plays on are carpeted.
 

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Don't 1 year old kids put things in their mouth still? I'm not sure if this is even safe. All you need is for one of the volume buttons or the on/off button to come off in her mouth and that's it.
I had a hard time thinking of getting my 11 year old one.
 

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Apart from anything else an iPod touch is not child safe, the thing has glass in it for a start. Don't give it to a baby.
An adhesive screen protector would seem to make the screen pretty safe, performing the same function as the thin rubbery layer that's sandwiched into safety glass.
 

gazzamac

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could you hold off with the ipod and wait for the release of the ipad ?
Your child may find the bigger screen and 1 Ghz processor a more responsive
 

Primejimbo

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An adhesive screen protector would seem to make the screen pretty safe, performing the same function as the thin rubbery layer that's sandwiched into safety glass.
Who said the rubber cases or any care for the iPod Touch are meant to be in the mouth of a kid?

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