What qualities should you look for when selecting digital media for children? Here are four rules of thumb to guide you:
Is the activity engaging to the child?
Does the activity encourage rich exploration?
Does the activity stimulate language development?
Does the activity offer children a new way of experiencing the world?
Book Creator (coauthor a book with your child right on your iPad or Tablet) Ages 5+
Bug Art (young artists can explore beautiful bugs and design their own) Ages 7+
Art Lab (create sound compositions, poems, group drawings, paintings, and more) Ages 7+
Strip Designer (create your own comic strip or super heroes) Ages 6+
ComicBook! (unleashes "creative superpowers" and special effects) Ages 8+
Princess Presto's Spelling Bee and Martha Speaks! - (both at PBS KIDS games) Ages 3+
Starfall (play games that help beginning readers recognize letters) Ages 4+
Endless Reader (helps children learn letters and words in a fun format) Ages 3+