Apps for children now aim to A�improve eidetic memory, explore their A�surroundings, and even learn coding
Apps are not just for technology-crazy adults. In an age where more and more innovations are being targeted at children, here are a few apps that are coming up with interesting parenting and educational solutions.
The Earth: By TinyBop, this is the fifth edition of their a�?Explorera��s Librarya��. The iPad/tablet app is like a stimulator, allowing children to a�?playa�� with elements like wind to create sand dunes or change the height of a volcano in real time. Launched this September, the illustrations are by New York-based Sarah Jacoby. a�?Over 30,000 schools worldwide use TinyBop apps and that number grows with every addition to the Explorera��s Library,a�? Jacoby explains. The app maker also partners with teachers from institutions like Stanford University, California and CEIPNejapa, a bilingual school in Madrid, to develop its digital toys. Available on the App store, for ages four and above. Details: support.tinybop.com
Inaki: Atishe and Nishyta Chordia of Chen-nai-based Doodleblue Innovations launched Ianki, an app designed to improve the eidetic memory in children, this June. a�?Inaki helps little users advance through basic educationa��like alphabets, colours and placesa��along with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills,a�? says Chordia. The appa��s animated mascot, chimpanzee Ayumu, helps children navigate through puzzles, quizzes and games with audio interactions. Currently, the duo are integrating feedback from parents, teachers and special educators, to introduce a feature to measure a childa��s progress. a�?To keep them engaged, the games in future versions will progress from easy to complex. We will also include play-therapy based memory games,a�? says Mina Dilip, their play therapist. For ages six to nine. Available on App Store and GooglePlay.