I have noticed that sometimes a few of our newer Discovery Guides here at the Children’s Museum of Houston can feel a bit of anxiety and apprehension when approaching our visitors with iPads. Well, not to worry. I will be offering a few tricks that will make the interaction between kids, families, and iPad users easier and much more enjoyable. When approaching a child or visitor, I find it best to be able to go up to that child and start a casual conversation. Simple questions such as, “What is your name?” or “What are you working on?” work just fine. Keep in mind that sometimes when you approach a family, the parents may tend to stay back and let their child experiment and examine the activities that we have in our galleries on their own. Once you’ve started a casual conversation and you get the gist of what the child is trying to do, depending on the gallery, you then bring out the iPad and introduce an app that best fits the activity that you will be using. Remember, it’s not about forcing the iPad onto the visitor; it’s about the interaction and learning process. In fact, it is also a great opportunity to involve that family member in the interaction!