YouTube user mikewilsonmusic has posted a video of his 2-year-old son playing with an iPad 2. And when I say “playing with” I don’t mean “dribbling all over” or “attempting to eat”; the little guy seems to know exactly what he’s doing. Indeed, the video is titled: "Baby Works iPad Perfectly".
Mike explains: “My son Bridger just turned 2 last week and I bought him an iPad, mostly an excuse for me to get one and he actually can use it perfectly.”
The video lasts just under four minutes and shows Bridger carrying out various tasks. First he draws a picture, changing the background to blue and applying a dinosaur sticker before scribbling all over it.
Bridger then opens a movie, using the touchscreen to skip ahead to his favourite part (the bit with the monkey).
The iPad has received bucketloads of praise for its educational value, and has been shown to facilitate communication and development in autistic children.
Mike adds: “His speech, understanding, word recognition, and even hand eye coordination have improved within just a short while!! I am so amazed and thankful for this amazing learning tool that my son has!
“I wanna say thanks to Apple and all those that have given my child such a head start in life with this amazing instrument! My son can read tons of words now, he knows every animal and dinosaur and he just turned 2 years old!!!! If you have a child around 2, don't rob him/her of knowledge, go buy him/her an iPad!”