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Monday, 12 September 2011

Samsung - App Ideas For Under 5's

Samsung - App Ideas For Under 5's

What could your children under 5 possibly get out of using apps on your IPhone or Tablet i can hear you say! Well i have a 4 year old daughter who loves to play and learn using mine. There are so many endless possibilities of fun yet educational apps they could use and enjoy.

                                                                                                       Children love Colours and Bright screens. An App including naming or simply showing all the different colours that there are can be a big help. Maybe an App that teaches children how to say or even spell the colours in words. Hide the learning bit behind a fun yet simple game and you have a hit.
Use your children's favourite cartoon characters to make an children's App an instant hit.My daughter Lily loves Peppa Pig so any App we see in the store with it on - She wants and has to have. It's an instant selling point. Most parents including me will do anything for a few moments of peace and quiet and if that means spending a few pounds on an App that will do this, then so be it. Consider the App bought!
Number need to be an important part of any child's learning process but it doesn't have to be an obvious 1 + 1 = 2 thing as that can be very boring and will put many children off, especially the younger ones aged 5 and under. You need to make it fun like A character has a bag of 2 sweets and has to share with her sister so how many each will they have? You can have pictures of brightly coloured bags and pretty sweets which can be moved/dragged around so they can learn how to share and count at the same time as they are being entertained by some funky added music or sound effects.
One of Lily's favourite things she likes to do is draw and doodle. So any kind of App that lets her draw and play with lines and shapes is always good. Learning doesn't have to be in a set form, it can come in many shapes and sizes. Learning needs to be made fun and interesting.
I don't think that Apps for children under 5 are a bad thing. I think if they are done right they can actually be a very positive thing. I understand that every parent may have different views on this but that's OK. I let Lily play with Apps all the time, She loves Angry Birds even though i don't think that's particular App was aimed at her age range but it's still good honest family fun.

What do you think about children's Apps? Good idea? Bad idea?
I'm always happy to hear your thoughts. I you are like me and think they can be a good idea, what kid of thing would you like to see created??



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