Students Stay Organized with these 7 Mobile Apps
With the school year just beginning, it's important to start off organized! Check out these mobile apps that are here to help!
Are Smart Devices a Smart Decision?
BBC News writer, Jane Wakefield, discusses children's use of smart devices in her online article.
Fisher-Price takes Interactive Play to a New Level
Fisher-Price recently announced its new product, the Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case, available for iPads, iPhones, and iPods. This case serves as a protection against toddler damange, while doubling as a teething toy. “At Fisher-Price, ‘we bring babies in with their moms and watch them at play with different types of apps, different types of […]
Sixth-Grade App Maker Gives TEDx Talk
Thomas Suarez is the inventor of two apps for the iPhone and recently gave his first TEDx talk — not bad for someone who’s still in middle school. Suarez recently gave a short TEDx lecture explaining how he came to develop his apps: Bustin Jieber, a Justin Bieber whack-a-mole game, and Earth Fortune, a planet-themed […]
PBS KIDS Launches Its First Educational Augmented Reality App
PBS KIDS recently released its first augmented reality app for iPhone and iPod touch. The app is titled, “FETCH! Lunch Rush” and is available for free download. The app is a fun and educational game for teaching kids ages six to eight math skills like addition and subtraction. Lunch Rush uses augmented reality to make the game […]
Experts Question Effects of Touch Screens on Child Development
This week saw the release of the Vinci Tab— the first high-tech tablet made just for toddlers. The rugged tablet is made to withstand all the damage a baby can inflict, while providing apps and games to teach early skills like counting, colors, and words. Early reviews are positive, but the Vinci has many experts […]
Personalized books for iPad make kids star of the show
Just released this week, a new app for the iPad allows children to star in their own digital books. Using the iPad 2’s built in camera, the app uses a photo of your child and their name to give them the leading role in an animated storybook. The app is called Jib Jab Jr. […]
Weekly News Roundup August 5th
Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology! 7 obscure children’s books by authors of grown-up literature (brainpickings.org) McDonalds recruits Mom bloggers to smooth over healthy Happy Meal rollout (cnn.com) Toys R Us to carry Kindle (reuters.com) 16 Must-have apps for a healthy pregnancy (parents.com) Cell phone use doesn’t alter kids’ cancer risk: study […]
Weekly News Roundup July 22
Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology! Parents will enjoy these iPhone and iPad apps (Parents.com) Mom’s Facebook Community Helps Diagnose Her Ailing Son (Mommyish.com) New regulations for food, beverage advertising toward children (Healthkey.com) Using touch screens and apps to treat autism (mercurynews.com) The Internet Is Making Your Kids Think Differently, Not Less […]
9 Year Old Designs App for iPhone
When asked to create something, most nine year olds will grab crayons and construction paper. Ding Wen Lim of Singapore is much more likely to sit down at his computer. The fourth grader started using the computer at age two and has since learned six programming languages. At age nine, he has already completed 20 […]