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Feel Guilty About Giving Kids Your iPad? Consider This New Reader

May 10, 2012

A friend of mine told me recently that they felt guilty about letting her daughter use her ipad. Why? She didn’t feel like it was being used in an “educational” way. So, it’s pretty cool that there is a new interactive reader where your kid is doing something educational and you are actually getting educated at the same time too!

The new Ruckus Reader aims to stand apart by helping to evaluate how a child is doing while reading and then emails parents a progress report. It’s kind of like a report card: once a week it highlights highlights where the child is doing well and where they need some help.  The titles range from things like My Little Pony to SeaWorld. Ruckus Reader is a free app for iOS devices. Individual books range in price from free to $5.99 or you can get a six month subscription for $24.99 for full access to the library, with 15-20 new titles being added every month.

I like that I don’t need a separate device for my kids to read (like LeapPad): I can just use my ipad.

Reviews so far have been solid:

“Watch Out LeapPad.” — Daily Candy
“A wealth of content for every learner…” — Parents.com
“Awesome reading App…” — Five Minutes for Mom

If you are interested in finding out more about it works, head over to J&R at 1 Ann Street, Jr. in NYC on May 19th anytime between 1-5pm.  They’ll have demos, giveaways, snacks and more.  Everyone is welcome and stop in anytime.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post as no compensation or product was received.