Today, children of all ages are using mobile devices to play, communicate with friends, and learn. The 2013 Common Sense research study found that 75% of children 8 years old or younger had access to a mobile device at home. Almost 80% of teens own a mobile device, according to the 2013 Pew Research survey.
Mobile apps for school life and education
Mobile devices and mobile apps can be great tools for helping parents in the upbringing of their children. Parents can become even more engaged in their children’s’ school life and education thanks to apps. Mobile apps can provide up-to-the-minute news to parents on school events and extracurricular activities. This can be especially useful to parents who are on the go and have their mobiles always within reach.
Mobile apps to teach children about safety
Since it is almost impossible to detach children from their mobile devices, some app developers have decided that in addition to games and applications for school, children can get some useful life skills through mobile apps.
Dr. Dixon and her colleagues from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati conducted a study among children using iBsafe app (the app teaching children about bicycle and dog bite safety). The surveys showed nearly all the children said they liked the iBsafe app, and more than 90% of the parents said it would help keep their children safe.
Healthy eating apps for children
Mobile apps is a great solution to teach children about the importance of eating healthy. Also, these applications are huge helpers for parents. Thanks to them, parents can learn how to feed their children not only delicious but also healthy food.
There is no doubt that the new mobile technology can be a great helper for parents, but don’t forget about the live communication, which today’s children need so much!