Kids & Parenting Software
Technology, like anything else, must be used in moderation for kids, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study suggests that excessive screen time is changing the physical structure of children's brains.
The study is still in the preliminary stages: NIH just completed enrollment, and for the next 10 years, scientists will track more than 11,000 children aged nine to 10 years old. However, scientists have already drafted a... Read More »
As a parent, keeping your child safe is one of your most important jobs. Today parents must be aware of not only physical dangers in the world but digital ones as well.
Parents in today's digital era walk a thin line between what constitutes prying and protection when their children are on the internet.
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The holidays take on a new meaning when you're a parent. It's a great way to reignite the magic of your own childhood holiday memories. Whether it's keeping tabs on Santa on Christmas Eve, finding a babysitter to get last minute shopping done, or making sure your child is safe when they're out with friends, these apps can help:Google Santa Tracker
Storytime is an important part of the relationship between parents and their children. In addition, when parents read with their children, the exposure nurtures better reading skills in the child.
Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology devices, thinks that no child should miss out.
Social media now allows parents to investigate a potential baby sitter's Facebook or Twitter before hiring. The California-based app Predictim streamlines the process. The app scans for posts about drugs, violence, and other negative content and flags them for parents. However, critics question the algorithm's ability to determine someone's character and employability.
Deciding how much screen time your child should be allowed is a dilemma most of today's parents face. Too much technology could make it feel like family time is a thing of the past as everyone's attention is directed to devices.
"[Wonderscope] creates narrative-driven experiences that change the way kids engage with mobile devices by encouraging movement, reading... Read More »
Something every parent has heard (or said) is that babies don't come with instruction manuals. But the "What to Expect" book series and similar books have aided in filling in the blanks.
The "Wonder Weeks" book, written by Franx Plooij and Hetty van de Rijt, in the early '90s, went digital for a new generation with an award-winning app.
It's rare to have cash on hand these days, between debit cards, credit cards, paying via your smartphone, and bit currency. It begs the question: does the piggy bank still have a place in a kid's life?
Your kids can have the independence to manage their own money with... Read More »
Wolf + Friends lifestyle app connects moms raising special needs kids with a community of friends and experts
Wolf + Friends (iOS) founders Carissa Tozzi and Gena Mann noticed a need for community among moms raising special needs children. They created one with their app named after Tozzi's son, Wolf.
"We felt that moms raising special needs kids felt isolated," Tozzi told Download.com. " We knew we were going to fill a need."
Instead of asking for advice on social media or reading about frightening health conditions on WebMD, the Nurse 1-1 app can tell you if you need to see a doctor.
The app connects you to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses through a messaging program. The professionals provide basic medical information about your ailment and steps you should take based on the severity.