Since I last posted, I've discovered a few more, unexpected uses for the iPad!
Besides the online books, emails, educational apps, Internet, etc, etc, I have found an audio books app which has hundreds of classical books, for all ages, to listen to. This was something I'd been looking for and it's so easy to use.
In the books library, I discovered a section for pdf files, which allowed me to download some digital art magazines and store them in my library. They look great and are really easy to read, on the screen.
I have, also, started using the daily planner which is a well-designed and useful tool. It has an option for setting a reminder for different activities, throughout the day, so I set it up to help me organise some sort of structure to our days. I got this idea from Natalie's tidy up alarms - thank you, Natalie! I set our timer to remind me of morning tea time, the Angelus time and tidy up times (in this house, we need several of these!). So, today, the iPad has beeped, on occasion, with a little message to remind me what time of day it is and what we should be thinking of doing - it's great for keeping on track! Now, all we need to do is teach Jordy how to read and respond to 'nap time' and our days will go really smoothly;-)