This week is fully dedicated to families and we wanted to talk about our opinion when it comes to the relationship between mobile phones and family members.
Kids and phones seems to be a constant topic nowadays. Everyone agrees that children should not use technologies as much as they do, but developers keep creating original kid-friendly applications, ones that are well-thought, well-designed and try to give us a new perspective. With all these applications, a new category has been created in the world of mobile applications. Although it’s still growing there are already many apps that we can fit into it.
We’d like to recommend these and hear which you use or would like to use:
One important thing that technology has brought is GPS location system. Thanks to it, we can track the location of people and know that they’re safe and sound. One family app that gathers together this characteristics is Family Locator.
Family Locator is an extremely useful app that helps us track our family members and communicate with them. You just need to install the app in all the devices (pay extra if it’s not Android or Apple) and start checking in in places. With a simple and clean design, you can tell your family where you are, view the location history and send messages. The app is also used for Panic Alarms (press the button if you’re in danger and it will automatically send a message to all the contacts) and to view the safety places nearby. This one works well and helps families be aware of everything that’s going on.
Regarding kids, we’ve chosen three apps that can entertain them while they learn something. With Lil painter Coloring Book, children can paint many illustrations with the tools available (paint bucket, crayon, paint brush, spray, chalk) or even choose to draw from scratch. If you want to stimulate your kid’s creativity, this is a perfect app for doing so. Let them paint beautiful illustrations and try out the many tools they can use.
In the end, smartphones can perfectly play the role of our old and beloved chalkboards and have the advantage of taking them with you everywhere.
Doodle Darlings Ditties Lite is based on the lovely website: The doodle darlings. The main characters are four cuddly toys: Bunny, Lion (our favorite), Horse and Dinosaur and if you buy one of them, the 10% will directly go to a Children’s Research Hospital. The lite version of this app lets your kids play with Bramble Bunny, in which they use their fingers to guide the bunny down the maze and find the carrot. A good initiative that can be checked out for free and maybe even become fond of the lion, the horse, the dinosaur and the bunny.
We should thank developers for developing games entertaining and stimulating at the same time.
On the other hand, Baby Try To Speak is also related to animals, but with a different approach. This application is made with the purpose of helping kids become familiar with animals and their sounds. Baby Try To Speak has a great design and it’s really easy to use even for them, including a few visual buttons with a concrete function. Children hey can learn how to pronounce the animals’ names and recognize them by their sounds. The app includes a little game where they need to match the animal with the sound and in addition, extra languages are available and the collection continues with three more editions featuring different animals.
It should be easy to understand that, the sooner kids make contact with daddy’s or mommy’s phone, the easier will be to teach them to use it reasonably. Once they’ve grown up, they’ll be the ones who ask us how we lived without all these devices around – but that’s another story.