How can I find good apps for my child?
I get this question all the time from people who are excited about the iPad, who know that it can really provide great benefits to their children, but are overwhelmed by the sheer number of apps out there and the process of finding appropriate ones for their children. Apple’s official tally on March 2nd showed over 300,000 apps for the iPod/iPhone/iPad. It’s no wonder that people are overwhelmed. Add to that the fact that many parents have only recently acquired their shiny new Apple device and are not technically savvy or are simply not familiar with the iTunes world.
The good news is that there are a lot of people out there who are doing the legwork for you. Sites like Squidalicious, Moms with Apps, Apps for Children with Special Needs, and iAutism. The people behind these sites take the time to find the good apps, review them, and post a list for us all to benefit from. These are just a few of the sites that aggregate information about education and special needs apps. I’ve added a page to my website called “Links to Other Apps” that contains information about these sites and links to get there. Please use this page and share it with others. You can find it under the PRODUCTS menu at the top of the page. If you want to share the link to someone, go to the page and click on the “share” button or send copy and paste this link into an email: www.brainparade.com/products/links-to-other-apps/.
I’ll keep updating the list, so be sure to visit often. If you know of a site that you think should be added to my list, please let me know by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.