If you give a toddler an iPhone
You would be crazy. But if you were at all entertaining the thought of handing your expensive iPhone over to a preschooler to play with, a new app comes out today that Junior might want to tap into. "Curious George's Dictionary" is an Apple iPhone application, the first eBook application from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the curious monkey's publisher.
The content material, which includes the alphabet, shapes, numbers, colors and the concept of opposites, is designed for children in preschool through first grade. ScrollMotion's technology includes read-along narration and allows the reader to move through the "pages" with a swipe of the finger.
I will admit that sounds cool, especially if you are stuck in a waiting room with nothing to read to a bored kid. But I can't see letting a preschooler hold my phone. Would you?
The application costs $9.99 at the iTunes App Store.
-- Sharon Kennedy Wynne