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I'm considering buying my son an ipad or ipad mini for his 2nd birthday. I primarily want it for better use of the "my choice board" app (http://www.goodkarmaapplications.com/my-choice-board.html) which he is successfully learning to use on my old iphone, but it's a bit small for his fingers.
He uses my Kindle Fire for learning apps, but I've noticed that apple has WAY better apps and a WAY better variety. It seems like the way to go. Not to mention, I think that the ipads might respond better to touch.
Anyway, I'm kind of conflicted between the ipad 2 and the ipad mini. Ipad mini starts at $329, or I could get a refurbished ipad 2 for $319, so the price is basically the same. It just comes down to which is more suitable. I'm leaning towards the ipad 2 because it will be easier for him to use, but then I consider the mini because it's more portable. If he's going to be using it primarily for communication, I want it to be very portable. I noticed that with the iphone, he has a tendency to put his thumb on the screen to grip the device, which makes stop responding to his tapping with his index finger. I don't know if that would be an issue with the mini though.
Oh, and I also feel a little crazy buying a 2 year old an ipad. I know that it's OK because of the reasons why I'm buying it, but I constantly have these "what are you thinking!!!" moments. I'll get over it. :)
So what do you think? Ipad 2 or ipad mini? Thanks!!