Wanda M. Kolipinski, COTA/L, ATP's blog

Tech Tips: Accessibility Options on Your iPad

Did you know that iPad devices have accessibility options already built into the operating system (iOS)? Without any additional upgrades, apps or other sophisticated gadgets, your iPad can read you a book, magnify print, lock the device onto a single app and reduce clutter on webpages. Say goodbye to all those pesky shoe ads!

iPads Provide Learning Opportunities for Children

Have you seen the YouTube video of a 10-month-old baby playing with a magazine? She touched the page, squeezed her fingers together, pointed and swiped at the page, but nothing happened.

When her mother replaced the magazine with an iPad, the baby achieved results. The experience became interactive, and the little girl completed the same fine motor, finger and hand movements. Plus, she learned a valuable lesson about cause and effect play.

Play Time Can Be Learning Time for Every Child

Play is an important aspect in every child’s developmental process. Toys can teach children a variety of skills, including fine-motor skills, visual focus and sense of control over their environment, to name a few.

Through play, children become aware of their surroundings and their capabilities, and they expand their imagination and curiosity. Toys prompt children to not only have fun, but to sustain their curiosity to keep learning.

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