I know I can't be the only parent out there who's tired of forking over her iPad to any number of children. Etsy shop Twig Creative might have solved my problem: an analog version of the iPad that (hopefully?) can entertain the kids without electronics.Twig Creative's clever design is also, frankly, much more beautiful than an actual iPad. The frame is made from light wood, and inside you'll find a magnetic whiteboard. The set comes with several "app" icon magnets and a dry erase marker, but you could add any number of inexpensive accessories to the mix. Try sets of different colored magnets for Tic Tac Toe (draw the board with your marker); letter magnets for forming words; or dry erase crayons for drawing.
The anaPad is in high demand, so lead times are currently averaging a week.
Available on Etsy for $35.
Via Design Milk.