Originally Posted by KevB
I don't have one yet (I'm in the market), but I assume drawing shapes/letters/numbers with their fingers and getting that instant feedback, on top of any app that provides challenges, etc. would be really cool for kids. My kids use a web based program called Study Island in elementary school, and I have an easier time getting them to do work there than homework on a piece of paper.
Bingo...my kids love playing with the iPad. They like to "color" with their finger, providing that instant feedback.
For my younger kids, there's an app that lets them drag jumbled letters to a matching "hole" to form a word. Stuff like DOG, CAT, etc. It was really cool to see my 2-year-old pick up the concept right away and start forming those words. I doubt I could have taught him how to use a mouse to click and drag the letters to the right "holes", but because he could simply use his fingers and get that instant feedback, he picked up the concept in a matter of seconds.