Saturday, March 21, 2015

Best Android Apps for Kids in 2015

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There are many times when a parent needs a little time to finish a pressing project or get the next meal ready. It is usually during these times that children seem to need their attention the most. This is when a tablet or smartphone can be used to provide entertainment.
There are now thousands of apps and games available for Android users. Some of these are educational and some are just for fun but all are good at keeping the children busy. It is also quite possible to limit internet access or phone usage to ensure the children are only doing what they should be and not racking up huge bills for you to deal with.
The following are just a few of the great apps available at the moment:

Kids Place

Kids Place

This is actually a place to store apps. Known as a sand box, it allows apps to be downloaded by a parent who is registered as an administrator. Whilst your child is using the app it is impossible to download any new apps. This ensures your child is only playing on games or apps that you specify are ok for them regarding age or content.

Fablescapes 2

Fablescapes 2
This app is designed to allow you and your child to create stories. Simply pick the characters and scenes you wish to use and put them together in an order you like. All characters can be dragged onto the screen at any time and made to pose in whichever way you like simply by double tapping the screen. The standard version comes with Knights and wizards but there are other themes which can be purchased.

Lego Duplo Train

Lego Duplo Train
Every toddler will take pleasure in building their own train. There are probably many older kids who would also enjoy this. Once the train is built you are able to select which carts to attach and what to put in those carts. You are then able to drive the train which stops periodically to play mini games. The landscape is also interactive and tapping on various objects will provide visual and audio feedback. Excellent fun whatever your kid’s age!

Toca Town

Toca Town
This is a freeform game which means that it does not follow standard game rules. Children are free to explore the environment and devise their own game. The game is set in a cartoon town with cartoon people and pets. There are many locations to explore and each one has interactive features – such as a light switch which turns the lights on and off. It is very much a child playing at grown up. They can cook meals, eat in restaurants, play cops and robbers or just play in the park. The possibilities are endless and are really only limited by their imagination.  

Minecraft Pocket Addition

Minecraft Pocket Addition
In the past children used building blocks to create things. Now this can be recreated on a tablet. Players are free to explore the world and create it in whichever shape they choose. They can build houses or other structures or just stack bricks. The landscape is vast and allows for many hours spent building or exploring. It is even possible for a parent to join in via Wi-Fi to enable multiplayer and build with your child. Users have stated that this is a highly addictive game!

iStorytime Storybook library

Many of you will have already come across digital read aloud story books but this app is amongst the best on the market. Beautifully narrated stories combine with fantastic artwork to ensure your child feels like a part of the story. The library has many classic stories and as many modern movie style adaptations. The app only comes with four story books but there are thousands more available to purchase.
This is the guest post by Fredrick Cameron and Parking Games 365!