There is one benefit of iTunes App Store i.e. it has galore apps for managing every aspect of our life. And there is also a downside of this iTunes App Store i.e. it is flooded with apps that it is intimidating and time consuming to choose the right apps from the lot. Selecting quality apps from vast heaps of apps often repel us from searching for the right one. Many a times, moms and dads end up choosing not-so-useful apps for their children and apps on parenting. However, with little time spent making a checklist of why you need an app, what kind of app you need and how it is expected to benefit you will help you make right choices. So, here are things that you must remember for selecting the best app for your children â€“
What type of apps are you searching for?
You may want to download various categories of apps for your child; apps on education, games, storybook reading, creative pursuits etc. First take a quick look at your existing collection of apps and then, decide what apps you have and what you need, at present. Thus, you can narrow down then type of apps you do not have and want to download. Then,Â mention the type of apps while searching such as â€˜alphabet appsâ€™ or â€˜counting appsâ€™ instead of just children appsâ€™ as your search term to get the search results tailored to your needs.
How old is your child?
Age is one of the most critical considerations you must take account of while you are looking the right app for your child. Apps are created by keeping mind of the age, intellectual development and maturity. Thus, one app could be easy for your kid while it could be tough for your toddlers. Hence, it is imperative to collect adequate information on apps and consider the tasks or complexity involved in the apps to evaluate the appropriateness of the app for the age of your child. You may consider using the app developersâ€™ websites to read about the app in details and its pros and cons.
Apart from these two critical factors, you should also consider if a particular app is properly designed for your children, its user interface, whether it would appeal to your kids, meet your goals and navigation of the app.Â There are several reliable resources parents may look for while searching for apps for their children such as Moms With Apps, A4CWSN, and websites and blogs that review apps.