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6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry, you're likely to hand over your phone. Which app will get you to the front of the line, be safe for your kid and possibly even teach him something?

8 Girl Power Apps for Young Kids

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

All kids need exposure to media that's not sexualized, stereotypical or gendered. But apps that are specifically designed to avoid these messages are particularly good for girls because they open new doors that have often been out of reach.

4 Things to Think About When You Setup Apps for Kids

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Having a choice of a million apps is a good thing. But many app developers may not have considered the seriousness or risk of a data breach. When it comes to your kids, shouldn't you?

There's an App for That: A Speech Language Therapist's Perspective

Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP

There are no shortcuts, even with the iPad, to learning language. Like anything else in life, it's a balance. As parents, teachers, and clinicians, we need to be responsible in how we choose to use technology to facilitate language and learning.

14 Music Games and Apps for Budding Composers

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Here are ideas -- along with our favorite games, apps, and websites -- to get kids into music or sustain their already-ignited passion.

The Best Apps for Students to Stay Organized at School and Home

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.16.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Organization is a pivotal skill that can be difficult to master, especially for children and adolescents. While there are thousands of productivity apps available for the iPad, only a precious few capably keep children organized in the classroom and at home.

15 Apps, Games, and Sites to Start the School Year Right

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From letter writing and counting to quadratic equations and the water cycle, these enriching activities help kids build a range of essential academic and 21st-century skills -- and have fun at the same time!

Parents, Meet Your Kids' App Developer

Leslie Hendry | Posted 10.13.2013 | Parents
Leslie Hendry

Education is experiencing a modern phenomenon. Never before have parents been able to participate in their child's education in such a democratic, entrepreneurial, spirited and compassionate way as they do with apps, either by choosing educational apps or developing apps themselves.

It's Free and Natural: Five Tips to Help Kids Focus

Leslie Hendry | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Leslie Hendry

When you give your kids responsibility early on, provide them with activities that challenge them both physically and mentally, reduce passive screen time, provide a clean environment with their input, and feed them a diet low in sugars, then you set them up to focus.

7 Apps to Help Your Kid Be More Responsible

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Gnashing my teeth the other day after yet another frustrating morning of begging my 3-year-old to get dressed/go potty/put on her shoes so we could get out the door even close to on time, I found myself thinking that there had to be a better way. Enter morning routine apps.

The Touch-Screen Generation, Digital Natives, Your Kids!

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Leslie Hendry

Just three years old, tablets, and the iPad in particular, have turned out to be phenomenal tools for the under-six set. At no other time have parents had a sophisticated and user-friendly product that demonstrates kids' innate logic and abilities.

Kids and Moms and Tech Part I: The Reverse Titanic Syndrome

Robin Raskin | Posted 12.28.2012 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Each year at the International CES we host a series of exhibits and conferences that look at the other 70 percent (moms and kids) and how they use gear and gadgets differently than most of the engineers who create them.

The Future of Apps for Young Children: Beyond ABC & 123

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

Apps on multi-touch devices like the iPad or Android smartphones have the potential to revolutionize early childhood education, and help build a stronger foundation for lifelong learning in the 21st century.

Scooby-Doo Gets A Digital Makeover

Posted 12.27.2011 | Parents

From TV to comic books to on-stage performances, Scooby-Doo and the gang have been featured in just about every media format available. Now, in time f...