Many families, especially those belonging to the middle to high income bracket, own smartphones and tablets such as the iPhone and iPad. With these technologies becoming more and more common in our daily lives, as parents, we must prepare and guide our kids in the games and apps that they download.
Which of the available gadgets and applications or “apps” out there are really beneficial, safe, and appropriate for our children?
Below are three of the top-rated apps, based on user reviews.
Monster Physics is a very fun way to learn physics. Kids and even dads love this app because it allows them to invent their own devices, while learning physics in action and some common terms at the same time. The game is complete with stimulating music and sound effects.
Bo’s Dinnertime is a simple app that could make kids excited about preparing meals. In this colorful game, a cheerful giraffe named Bo will encourage your child to experience and learn, in a fun way, about things and activities surrounding mealtimes such as buying groceries, packing them in the cupboard, cooking, preparing the plates and utensils, serving the food, eating them, and washing the dishes. With the help of this app, your child will not only start to enjoy dinnertime stuff, he or she will also learn about colors, sorting, counting, recognizing and matching shapes, and storytelling.
Toca Doctor HD is an iPad app that lets a child play doctor while we, parents, may also take the opportunity to teach them how their body works. Upon opening the app, the doctor appears. The child will have to touch the doctor and he, in turn, will show four parts of the body that has health issues. Depending on the problem, the child must take the appropriate action. The solutions are simple but it helps the child to learn the basics of the body’s functions, especially if the parents are watching and guiding him.
These three apps are user-friendly, safe for children, and very educational. I really think they could help stimulate the kids’ minds and make them enjoy learning.