There was great excitement in our house with a special delivery recently in the form of a sleek and shiny new iPad, well not exactly new-think the latest one is an iPad 5 or something!-but an iPad 2 is more than good enough for us!!
We got the lovely item in exchange for 150 old phones and ipods that we submitted to Fonebank for a recycling scheme they’re currently running in conjunction with Down Syndrome Ireland. The iPad will do wonders to help Mini with her development as there are loads of educational apps out there.We downloaded some already and she loves them! The Lonely Beast and Peekaboo Barn are her firm favourites.
It only took a few months in total to get the required amount-if you think about it, there must be at least one or two old phones in every household in the country. It’s a little bit of magic to see these old, useless things turned into something so beneficial!
Update: This scheme has now been closed, unfortunately.