1. MDaza's Avatar
    I NEED HELP. I do not know anything about video games. My son is 6 years old and through his cousins ​​started in the video games, specifically in IPad, wants for his birthday a tablet to play, but considered that a tablet is more than games, what do you would do as parents?, what do you will buying IPad or Nintendo Switch?
    05-11-2017 12:09 AM
  2. jmr1015's Avatar
    In my opinion, unless the price of an iPad is complete disposable to you, I would be cautious buying an iPad for such a young child. Perhaps an Amazon Fire tablet as a first tablet, to see how well they care for it? The Fire tablet is like $59, and has plenty of games kids can play.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-11-2017 12:43 AM
  3. Carjackd's Avatar
    IPad, and get a case to make it bullet proof. Both my children have used iPads from an early age . Great for their education. Btw... check out the app A+ Spelling test
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-11-2017 12:48 AM
  4. firedept10's Avatar
    IPad. Will allow you to use Restrictions on it. This will allow you to control the content of what your son can do on the iPad. And what he can download.
    05-11-2017 09:33 AM
  5. Carjackd's Avatar
    The one thing I will make you aware of, down the road the iPad won't be as helpful with the school part with respect to presentations. A full on laptop or Mac Book is better for this, but with respect to lite gaming and other educational apps the iPad works well. Both my boys by the age of 9 went to laptops (but still have iPads around) to handle their school presentations, especially for combining Tech with education , actually I can show you what I mean if I can find the link . My sons project was posted on a tech educational site a few years back "how to build a house". Where he took (screen shots off his iPad via minecraft, and put them in a Google presentation which he was able to use an Samsung tablet to present from
    jafobabe likes this.
    05-11-2017 03:06 PM
  6. Carjackd's Avatar
    Here is the link he is c.d. How to build a house 20 percent project http://www.gamingedus.org/2015/04/2-views-of-20/
    jafobabe likes this.
    05-11-2017 03:10 PM
  7. Matty's Avatar
    Out of those 2 options I would definitely recommend the iPad. You can set restrictions on certain things like App downloads and website access.

    However, I do think giving a 6 year old something that costs $400+ is risky. Kids might not know the value of something and it may get potentially broken. If there is parental vision while he is using it then it's fine. 😃

    Load it will lots of fun educational games. Maybe pick up a refurbished model to save a couple extra bucks. Good luck!
    jafobabe likes this.
    05-11-2017 03:29 PM
  8. Carjackd's Avatar
    Out of those 2 options I would definitely recommend the iPad. You can set restrictions on certain things like App downloads and website access.

    However, I do think giving a 6 year old something that costs $400+ is risky. Kids might not know the value of something and it may get potentially broken. If there is parental vision while he is using it then it's fine. 😃

    Load it will lots of fun educational games. Maybe pick up a refurbished model to save a couple extra bucks. Good luck!
    With a good solid case , most kids I'm my kids school have them..or some form of tablet
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    05-11-2017 04:16 PM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    With a good solid case , most kids I'm my kids school have them..or some form of tablet
    I suppose, maybe just get a nice protective case with some drop protection and things should be fine. I just remember when i was around 11 years old, i really wanted Pokémon cards and i had no idea how expensive they were. I just saw them as cards and a lot of them got broken so thats why I'm hesitant to give a child something expensive
    05-12-2017 08:09 AM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    No one has mentioned the elephant in the room! You won't be able to find a Nintendo Switch! They are near impossible to get, and to get for retail. You can only buy them on the after market at twice retail. So get Nintendo switch out of your mind! As someone said the Fire Tablet is a great idea. Also an iPad is ok, BUT whatever direction you go make SURE you get a special "kid" case for it, they do sell them. They have extra padding to protect against drops and such.
    jafobabe likes this.
    05-12-2017 09:25 AM
  11. Carjackd's Avatar
    This is true, although my local eb games gets a couple units a week in. You just have to pop in there daily. But pk is right they are very difficult to get your hands on
    pkcable and jafobabe like this.
    05-12-2017 10:23 AM

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