"For my daughter's 7th birthday my wife and I decided to buy her an iPad mini. We came to this decision after contemplating the alternatives.
The iPad mini made the most sense because:
1 - iOS apps are significantly better (my opinion) than droid apps in this moment. I'm talking about both diversity in educational apps available and general individual app quality.2 - The iPad mini can run all iPad and iPhone apps.3 - The iPad mini's size is much kid friendlier than the bigger iPad.4 - The iPad mini is actually fairly reasonably priced - ours was $300 at Walmart.
Now that I have it in my office, the next question is what apps do I put on it? As a tech integration guy, I spend a significant amount of time reading and writing app reviews. What follows is a short description / rationale for each of my choices. All of these are apps that I had on my iPad that I recommend to my teachers - they are FREE unless otherwise noted."