A Parent's Guide to the iPad is written for parents (and grandparents) to guide them to buying the right iPad and iPad apps for their children. Areas covered include how an iPad may be used for learning and for fun, its benefits and drawbacks, key apps for different age groups, and instructions on parental control
"Covers iPad 2 and the new iPad."
"Make learning fun for your child!"--Cover
Your child needs an iPad. The iPad revolution ; A perfect match ; Using an iPad ; Using an iPad together ; An education tool ; An entertainment tool ; A window to the world ; Communicating with an iPad ; Obtaining an Apple ID ; Security overview -- Getting to know the iPad. Around the iPad ; Specifications ; Setting up ; First view ; Home button ; Screen orientation ; Items on the dock ; System settings ; iOS 5 ; The iPad keyboard ; Multi-touch gestures ; iPad smart cover ; Accessories -- iPad security. Areas of concern ; Physical security ; Finding your iPad ; Locking your iPad ; Viruses ; Online security ; Social networking security ; Safer browsing ; Restrictions ; Allowing apps ; Allowing changes ; Allowing content -- Apps and the App Store. Introducing the App Store ; Viewing apps ; Downloading apps ; Categories of apps ; Finding apps ; Organizing apps ; Updating apps ; Deleting apps -- Educational apps. Using educational apps ; Working with your child ; Following school curricula ; About pre-school apps ; Pre-school apps ; Mathematics apps ; English apps ; Science apps ; History apps ; Geography apps ; Language apps ; Some more to try -- iPad for productivity. Productivity on the iPad ; Saving your work ; Printing your work ; Pages ; Keynote ; Numbers ; iBooks ; Newsstand ; iTunes U ; Keeping organized ; Calendars ; Address books ; Flashcards -- Photos and videos. Capturing photos ; Viewing photos ; Creating slideshows ; Creating albums ; Editing photos ; Sharing photos ; Creative photo effects ; Capturing video ; Editing video ; Working with video projects ; Watching videos ; Using YouTube -- Music, games, and more. Using iTunes ; Playing music ; Creating music ; Playing games ; Games ; App store games ; Drawing and painting apps -- Communicating. Getting connected ; Using Safari ; Email on the iPad ; iMessage ; Social networking ; Using FaceTime -- Sharing with the iPad. Using iCloud ; Backing up with iCloud ; iWork ; Sharing with iTunes