17 January 2012

New kids' app review site: A Matter of App

via childrensappreview.blogspot.com (hat tip to GeekDad for the pointer)

Smartphones are the new handheld gaming device for many kids, especially preschoolers. Assuming you're okay with young kids playing video games, it's a good option for several reasons:

  • You maintain access control as it's your phone.
  • The games are simple, easy and quick to play, and inexpensive (often they're free)
  • Lots of educational options

The trick is to wade through all of the app offerings. Kids' apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android are proliferating like bunnies, which is why the well-organized, well-written kids' app review site, A Matter of App, is such a welcome addition to the blogosphere.

The creator, Dr. Cynthia Chiong, is also the founder of the educational media research company Digital Kids. She knows her stuff, and I can't wait to read more.

Visit: A Matter of App

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This is such a great idea, Thanks!

Neat idea, but I wish they would include Android apps.

An even better review blog for iOS apps is: http://appsforhomeschooling.com/ It is definitely relevant for those not homeschooling.

Love, love, love this! My daughter definitely learns from her iPod play time and this site will help me make smart purchases for her. THANK YOU!

Thanks for the pointer, Marisa. Will check it out.

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