My good friend Cynthia happened to find these at Best Buy. The package cost $15.
I happen to be fortunate enough to have my own little soon to be first grader living in my house! She was my tester today. We discussed how I should set up the ipad (post on that coming soon) and then she attempted to use the stylus.
What did I learn from watching her?
- Well she still wanted to hold the stylus incorrectly. I had to force the pencil grip.
- She had to press harder than she would with her finger and I saw her banging on the icons a few times before they turned on.
- Tracing letters is still tricky because there is resistance with the stylus.
- When playing letter school she was bending her whole hand really awkward to form the letters, perhaps she needed to be standing or have the ipad on a slant.
So now I know training is needed... like anything else in grade one! Time must be spent showing them how you want it done and reinforcing proper usage. Will it be worth it, I think so!