With summer vacation nearly here, parents may be searching through the App Store to find apps to keep their children challenged. KinderTown curates kid-friendly iOS apps into educational categories to help parents find those that specialize in subjects like science, math, or reading.
While there are general target categories, there are subsections for those looking to hone in on a more specific topic. For example, the math category includes geometry, measurement, number sense, or other areas.
Searches can be further customized by whether they work on iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, or both. There is also a breakdown for age groups. These certainly have an inherent level of subjectivity, so it may be worth it for parents to keep an open mind when exploring these categories.
Creating an account with KinderTown allows for parents to keep track of the apps they have previously downloaded. The company’s web site also highlights some of the standout apps are recommended.
The page for each app includes a KinderTown review and the ability to bookmark or an indication that you have already downloaded it. The recommended age group is listed, along with the price. Tapping the download button on any of the apps takes you directly to the App Store. The age group category is of course rather subjective, so it may be worth exploring some of the areas beyond the specific age of your child.
KinderTown can be effective for helping sort through the clutter found in the App Store. Much like Chomp (which Apple purchased earlier this year), KinderTown is part of a growing trend of helping iOS users find apps that are more to their liking.
- Very useful for parents
Off the Mark:
- No Android version