We just returned from a month long trip to India. With Devam, my now 20 month old son, the 21 hour plane rides each way, the 7-8 hour car rides during our travels in India was seeming quiet daunting. How was I to keep him calm, entertained and keep myself sane at the same time? My hubby gifted us the iPad, he loaded up with Devam’s favorite TV shows, music and movies – Super Why!, Caillou, Sesame Street, Curious George and Toy Story 3. It worked. It helped Devam take a break from the chaos around him, he felt like his best friends had traveled with him and it made the long road and air trips very relaxing for me.
I also loaded the iPad with some potential reads, with the camera connection kit we were able to download the pictures from our digital camera and keep the photo slide show on for all to see. The entertainment value for the kids in India was priceless, everyone checked out the iPad and surely dropped it several times, but thanks to its resilient hardware we had no issues with it. What a great travel device and if you bought the non-WiFi version like me just make sure you travel with you AirPort express base station and you will be able to convert any wired internet connection into a wireless network. It all worked seamlessly – thank you Apple!
As it is rightly said, an Apple a day kept the insanity away 🙂