It's embarrassing to admit, but I have become an app addict. Well, maybe not an addict, but I won't think twice about playing Doodle Jump just to occupy myself while waiting in line. Rest assured, I make sure the sound is turned off!
What's so wacky about my newfound habit is that I don't actually like video games. So why have I suddenly found games so irresistible? And it's not just games. If I have to wait even one minute, I'll take the opportunity to check the latest news, the weather forecast for cities where I'd like to travel (my current obsessions are Venice and Stockholm) and even shop online. I barely have time to read the newspaper, but somehow find time to use my New York Times app several times a day.
Not only does Kellan recognize different apps my husband and I use, he even has favorites. Doodle Buddy (a drawing app), iWrite Words (a handwriting app) and MeeGenius (a storytelling app) are fun and preschool appropriate. He also loves "playing" Angry Birds, a very addictive game for grown-ups, and Alpine Crawler, a driving game I can't figure out but it comes with a demo that Kellan likes to watch over and over.
I definitely don't want my child to seek out apps as his main source of entertainment. As a matter of fact, I don't want that to be my main source of entertainment. Maybe I should just carry a good book in my handbag... unless of course I get an iPad.Are you in the grips of a favorite app? Share in the comments.