When your child has learning difficulties, knowing what to buy for them is really tough. The things for their ages just wont do and the things for younger kids just seem wrong. We know that things can get broken, we understand the dangers of choking and with some young people, these risks present themselves right into teenage years.
My daughter has Cri Du Chat syndrome, it is a condition affecting the DNA in which a chromosome is missing a piece. The technical term is 5p-. When she was growing up, my special needs daughter inspired me to write a book about parenting her condition. Now she's older, I feel this would be an invasion somewhat but yet I am happy to tell you what she likes, hoping that some of you may also find these things useful.
A local charity provided this for us, as a part time single father government funding just isn't available. The Lenovo Yoga 2 (USA) was the perfect gift for her. Now aged 11 and a half, and still behind with most co-ordination and motor skills, a touch screen tablet was ideal for her development.
The risk factors are minimal but they include spilling, dropping and biting. We are so lucky that our device has withstood all of these time after time, a quick baby wipe removes all grubby fingerprints and the sturdy casing makes it pretty hardy so every drop (some of them have been throws to the floor), has been unsuccessful at breaking it.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 (UK) tablet does all the things a tablet is designed to do, it does them well, and yet it provides unlimited entertainment and sometimes just an extra baby sitter for a few mins while I do the washing up or dish up dinner. I am so glad we have this, and I of course use it when shes's not around. Who wouldn't?