Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Apps for Children

Today's post isn't really about new research, but there's an interesting article on the Guardian website which talks about the growing market for iPad and mobile apps which are aimed at children. Most of the high profile apps to date contain a mixture of fun and educational content - speaking as someone with a four year old niece who's currently very keen on the Angry Birds game, it does seem that this is an area that will continue to develop. If it's something that interests you, then you may find the Best Kids Apps website useful.

Also interesting is the video below entitled A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work, in which a one year old child struggles to understand why she cannot interact with a printed page. Does this show how deeply technology will be embedded in the lives of future children?

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