Providing Kid-Friendly Apps and Resources
According to a June survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), more than one-quarter of parents with kids under 18 expect their children will be spending more time online now that summer vacation is getting started. The top three activities include playing online games, using social networking sites, and watching videos online.
With Conduit’s commitment to the privacy and security of both its publishers and network of users, the Conduit App Marketplace is a fantastic place to “shop” (for free) for apps and kid-friendly entertainment and resouces.
Existing browser apps kids can enjoy with their parents include:
The New York Zoos and Aquarium’s Build Your Wild Self App is an interactive tool for kids of all ages to play while learning more about the animals at the zoo.
The app offers sound clips of the various animals, while kids click through animal body parts to build their own avatar, and automatically generate a name based on the various animal parts.
The App also connects users directly with the Zoo website, offers additional interactive desktop tools, and the choice to go viral, sharing their creations with friends.
Education.com, provides parents of school-aged children with free access to information and resources to give them the answers they need — plus activities and articles that make learning together more fun for everyone. Their mission: to make sure parents have the resources to successfully raise kids in the “wired world”.
In addition to the branded toolbar, loaded with activity feeds, topic apps, articles, question/answer feeds and other opportunities to network and connect with other parents, they’ve shared in the Conduit App Marketplace the Education.com Worksheets App, a feed of educational coloring sheets kids can instantly download, print and color. Each sheet includes a quick lesson about the topic at hand.