I never thought I wanted a tablet, I mean, I have a laptop and a smartphone, what else could a tablet even do? Well that’s what I’m here to tell you. I’ve only had the Xoom for a few weeks and have found my Top 4 Android Apps (as of yet) and am browsing for other additions to add to my top list each day. The Xoom can be whatever you want it to be: a fun gamer’s paradise, a learning tool, or even a personal assistant. As a busy mom, this has been a big helper in the past few weeks and I’ll tell you why:
Vacations and Road Trips run much smoother now. We recently took a trip to Omaha for a wedding and my husband’s college baseball alumni event. The drive is only about two hours, but it literally felt like 30 minutes. I didn’t care about motion sickness, I surfed the web via the StumbleUpon app. I’ve had many trips back and forth from Omaha to Des Moines throughout the past four years because it’s where my husband and I both went to college. I remember trying to study during the drive, but our laptop couldn’t access the internet in our moving car. Where was the Xoom and the 4G network a few years ago when I needed to study??
Even though I went to college in Omaha I still don’t know my way around that well…. actually even in Des Moines I still need directions sometimes (My husband makes fun of me). So on our way to the wedding, I inadvertently found and used Google Maps, and like a GPS, it told me step by step directions on how to get there while I was driving. Without the Xoom, it would have taken me twice as long to get to my destination.
As for the kids, the Xoom is a very good way to keep them busy. We had a little down time at the hotel and instead of watching TV, Colton jumped up on the bed with the Xoom and got right to his Angry Birds and MeeGenius (reading app). This kept him busy for a while, when usually he would be bored and ready to go home. I’m on the hunt for more educational apps for Colt, so let me know if you have any favorites!
How have you used your Xoom on vacations? What are some of your favorite Android educational apps for kids?