The inclusion of Kids Corner in Windows Phone 8 indicates that Microsoft is serious about making their mobile platform the best choice for parents. Admittedly, iOS has more and better apps for children, but you can’t just hand your iPhone to a toddler and not worry about dozens of photos of their nose getting posted to Twitter, as Jessica Alba pointed out in the WP8 launch event. The Windows Phone Store has more than 120,000 apps now, and quite a few of them focus on children and parenting. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find these apps simply by searching the store. That’s where the WindowsPhoneParent.com website comes in, listing all the best and top rated apps for kids. While the website itself can prove to be quite handy, what's better than carrying it's official mobile client with you on your phone at all times? App Discovery by Windows Phone Parent
lets you browse and easily install all the best apps for your children, right from your Windows Phone.
If you've got kids, and want to keep them busy for hours while you can catch up on some important work, an iPhone or iPad can prove to be your best friend. Out of the staggering number of apps available in the App Store, there are quite a few that are focused on children of all ages. However, if you want to make this distraction educational, Wonder Kids
is the app you are looking for. This app, available for both iPhone and iPad, helps children learn new stuff and improve their creativity by allowing them to do a number of fun tasks, like coloring, drawing, solving word puzzles and other similar activities. Read on past the break for more about this cute little app.
If you use Facebook, or any other social network for that matter, you must have noticed that people, in general, are fond of sharing and looking at photos of babies. Mostly, the people interested in such shares are themselves parents, so it seems like a reasonable idea to provide parents with a social network of their own, which is exactly the thing Kidfolio
has done. This newly released iOS app acts both as a scrapbook for baby photos, and a social network where you can share said scrapbook with anyone you want. The app also provides its users with useful parenting tips, and a place where you can meet other parents to discuss your problems. An impressive Aviary-powered photo editor within the app provides all the essential editing and styling features that one may require.
These days kids mostly use computers for gaming, or in some instances, browsing. When it comes to kids’ usage of computers, special care and attention is needed, in that determining what they see, who they interact with, how they spend their time and quite a lot more. Various services and programs have been developed to help kids interact with computers more productively and learn while having fun. Amongst such programs and services comes a contribution from the open source community, in the form of OOo4kids
. Derived from OpenOffice, this is a version of OpenOffice especially designed for 7 to 12 year olds. It comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet program and a graphics application. The interface is colorful and attractive, designed with young minds in view.
Do you love Linux OS and are afraid that your kids might end up loving Mac or Windows? Do you want your kids to learn and live in an opensource world? If yes, then Qimo is here to help you.
Qimo is designed for children over the age of 3 and is based completely on Ubuntu Linux. What makes it children friendly are the large cartoon-like icons on the desktop and the easy-to-use interface. It contains bundled with plenty of educational programs and games for children. Read More
What’s the point of locking keyboard keys or mouse buttons? It’s the first question that comes to mind. If you are using a wheel mouse like me, you will know that there is a middle button. I have pressed this button thousand of times by mistake while scrolling down webpages, so I need to disable it in some way. Kid-Key-Lock is a simple free program that lets you lock keyboard and mouse functions easily.
Once you run this tool, it will sit silently on the system tray. Double-click this program icon and a Setup window will open. Read More