In this Digital age, Children are increasingly becoming exposed to social media, so we have compiled this list of social media apps to help you understand the features and purpose of the more popular apps out there to help you decide whether or not an app is suitable for your child.
July 13, 2016
We’ve had so many fabulous children’s apps submitted to us for review this year. Over 40 have reached our ‘Recommended’ status meaning they received at least 12 stars across our 3 ratings for fun, skill development and ease of use (each out of 5). In fact we also had our first 2 apps ever to…
December 25, 2015
We were really interested to see this article from EdSurge on: 3 Truths and a Fib About Language and Literacy Apps for Children At the Good App Guide, we absolutely agree with the key messages: Language and Literacy apps are a large and rising category of educational apps and we might add one where our…
October 22, 2015
Our children are growing up in a society where tablets and phones are readily available to them. Children are exposed to technology from a very young age, and we cannot escape the fact that it plays an important role in their lives. Helping children engage positively with apps and technology provides them with additional learning opportunities and promotes understanding…
September 9, 2015
At a year old, babies are developing quickly! This can be both an exciting and challenging time as children reach some big milestones, including saying their first words and taking their first steps. Play is a fantastic way to encourage this development, and playing together will help build a strong attachment between you and your baby. Cognitive development…
August 27, 2015
As children begin to communicate and move around, there are increasing opportunities for them to explore. At around 2 years old children will have short attention spans, so they will like having access a range of toys, apps and activities they can dip in and out, as and when they choose. Children will start to play together but…
June 2, 2015
Play is a huge part of a child’s life and it is how they learn new things, develop skills and explore their own ideas freely. However there can be a lot of pressure on parents and children, through advertising, family members and the media, to encourage children to play with toys that are gender specific….
April 9, 2015
As a female Engineering graduate myself, the subject of encouraging girls into science has always been close to my heart. In the work I do in reviewing and recommending good apps for children I constantly look out for apps that successfully encourage an interest in science and particularly those that are gender neutral. Crazy Gears,…
March 26, 2015
At the Good App Guide we often get asked whether apps are worth paying for. There are a huge number of free apps available on the market. Some of them are really great, such as the CBeebies Playtime App, but we would always recommend caution when downloading free apps for children. At the Good App…
January 8, 2015
We believe apps should be fun for children to use, however wherever possible we recommend children use apps that have some developmental benefit and/or encourage other types of play such as active, social or imaginative play.
January 5, 2015