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Lisalisabobisa

Lisalisabobisa

Canada

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#1

Lisalisabobisa commented on Wii U on Plenty of U.S. Christmas Lists:

Also. iPad is cheapest way to get kids on their own computer. Other laptops are expensive in canada and super super bulky. I actually bought the iPad in Delaware when traveling to save tax ( no tax in Delaware 13% tax here) so I paid exactly $400 for it. Kids tablets are $100+ and not even Internet connected. So it was the best option all around I happen to have expensive laptops for personal and school use (yes I'm a poor student) so sharing computer with child is bad idea. Anyway it's super unfair to generalize the parents and kids who enjoy technology as people who just want to show off their products. My son doesn't take his iPad out of the house unless I decide to take it when we travel for convenience.

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#2

Lisalisabobisa commented on Wii U on Plenty of U.S. Christmas Lists:

Many of you are clearly not parents. My 5 year old has an iPad and a ds and 3ds and wii and yes he will get a wii u for Christmas as the deluxe set is neatly put away in the basement along with his copy of Mario brit wii u. For his birthday he will get 1 game and that's all. I tell friends and family not to gift him for holidays but to give him a little $$ he can use over the year for other games or a deposit to his bank account. I don't go overboard on plastic toys that sit around in a toy box collecting dust. Transformers? Ugh the horror. $30 for a little figure that ets played with twice. Never again will I buy one. My 5 year old uses his iPad for iBooks (educational) and to watch older Nintendo geeks posts tricks and "cheats" on YouTube and now creates his own walk through episodes. He plays lots of child friendly games in it and it allows him to learn/confidence in his own ability to spell since he needs to spell in search engine. My 5 year old reads at a second grade level and reads all that appears on the screen while playing super Mario games. He gets excited about free things at club Nintendo and uses his iPad as his own. The alternative was "mommy can i use your computer" 25 times a day. I have also picked up some inexpensive board games like scrabble and chess for us to play during our down time. Don't assume all little kids are being showered with gifts because they have a gaming system or iPad. My son will need to know how to use technology otherwise he will fall behind in 10 years. I am simply facilitating that to the best of my wallet's ability. Which is not deep trust me.