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10/25/2012 05:01 pm ET

The Television Is No Longer The "Babysitter," Kids Are Getting More Interactive Thanks To The iPad

FILE - This March 5, 2012 file photo shows performer Alicia Keys attending the Stella McCartney fashion house presentation fo
FILE - This March 5, 2012 file photo shows performer Alicia Keys attending the Stella McCartney fashion house presentation for Women's Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week. After giving birth to her son, Alicia Keys said she wanted create tools for children. Now she's launching an app for kids.ᅡモThe Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLeeᅡヤ is about a young New York City girl's relationship with her wise grandmother. It will be released Thursday for $3.99 and is inspired by Keys' relationship with her grandmother. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

You might be familiar with the concept of the television being used to “babysit” kids. Back in my childhood days, my parents plopped me down in front of “Dukes Of Hazzard” and thanks to them, I really love the color orange. Go figure. The days of this television management style are over and I’m seeing trends towards more interactive entertainment thanks to the iPad and other mobile devices. The fact that a smaller one was shown off this week certainly helps Apple’s case to put a device in everyone’s hands.

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