Back in the day (1992) my work-study job at college was to man the id table in the cafeteria. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I rolled out of bed at 6:15 and sat at a table from 6:30 until 8:30, checking id cards. Our college ids had a meal-plan sticker, and on each sticker was a number.
I marked off each student’s number on a sheet, in a binder. With a pencil and paper.
Fast forward nearly twenty years, and my first grader is more slick than I ever was.
Her school has an automated lunch payment system- I load her account online, and she enters a PIN before she goes through the lunch line.
It only goes to reason then, that a lot of her life is electronic. She even has her own arsenal of iPhone apps, and was most excited about getting to play with the My Little Pony app from Ruckus Media.
“Mommy, there’s a pony. Her name is Twilight Sparkle (of course it is!). And she sparkles. And there’s a dragon. And it’s a story, and there are games. You touch the sparkles and things happen, and there’s a maze, and …”
Sounds like a perfect match for six year old girls, don’t you think? Especially six year old girls who already have PINs.
Disclosure- Ruckus Media provided me with a download of the My Little Pony app in exchange for this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.