An AirTag safety warning issued in Australia advises parents to keep Apple's personal item tracker away from children due to its easy-to-access battery posing a choking hazard.
Snowman, the brains behind the endless runner and sand/snowboarding games Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey, have a new interactive iOS app built specifically for kids.
The AirTag, Apple's personal item tracker, has sparked concerns of child safety after an Australian retailer pulled the product from its stores because kids can easily access its battery.
Apple is advising against using its new AirTag personal item tracker for tracking kids and pets, saying tracking kids is safer with an Apple Watch set up for the Family Setup feature.
If you purchase a Kindle Paperwhite for your child to enjoy reading books, you may want to make a few adjustments. Depending on your child’s age, you can enable parental controls with a password. Then, allow or disallow specific settings, create Kindle FreeTime, choose books for them to read, and more.
Here’s how to set up the parental controls on your Kindle Paperwhite.
For adults, coloring can be a nice stress relief and for kids, coloring is a fun way to get creative. We’ve shown you some awesome coloring book apps for iPhone and iPad, but what about Mac?
Maybe you want a short relaxing break from your workday without delving into an involved game. Maybe you want to let your child enjoy some computer time with something artistic. These coloring apps for both adults and kids let you all have a bit of fun on the computer.
Facebook has confirmed that it is “exploring” building a version of Instagram for children because many kids under the age of 13 are interested in joining the photo-sharing platform.
Learning a new language isn’t just a great way to continue our education and knowledge as adults but is a wonderful way to help our children too. Maybe you have a bilingual household or live in an area where more than one dialect is common.
By helping your child learn a new language when they’re young, you’re giving them the foundation to be well-rounded adults. Plus, you’re assisting them with communication skills and knowledge that last a lifetime.
These language learning apps for kids are similar to other educational apps in that they make learning fun. And we know that when learning is enjoyable, children are more apt to take an interest in the topic and want to learn. So, let’s get to the list!
Apple has published a new section on its dedicated support website that's completely dedicated to parents, featuring helpful resources about related features such as parental controls, Ask to Buy, Family Sharing, Apple Cash Family, Screen Time and so forth.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS:A new support portal for parents. It provides links to existing resources. Parental controls and more are included. A useful resource for parents
Found at support.apple.com/apple-for-kids/, it includes relevant links to Apple's existing support resources, making it a one-stop-shop for parents managing kids' Apple experiences.
At the very top, you get links for managing your family group with the Family Sharing feature, including setting up the feature on the child's device. Further down the webpage, you'll find relevant links for setting up Apple Cash Family so you can send cash to a child. Parents will also find links leading to Apple's support instructions detailing how to turn on Ask to Buy.
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With the Ask to Buy feature enabled, your kids have the freedom to make their own choices while still controlling their spending. The family organizer can use their own device to approve or decline these Ask to Buy requests from a notification. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it.
This feature is on by default for any children under 13.
Other sub-sections on the webpage provide links to set up Apple devices, including configuring an Apple Watch for a family member without an iPhone, using Family Setup, as well as prevent unwanted in-app purchases, set limit for kids with Screen Time and more.
Plenty of things have changed since we were kids. But one thing that hasn’t is that children love music. Dancing and singing along to their favorite tunes is fun. And just because song lyrics might not be quite as, well, wholesome (for lack of a better word) as they used to be, you can still find songs that are appropriate for your child.
These music apps are made just for kids. The tunes are upbeat, lively, and don’t contain nasty words or innuendos. So if you’re looking for a safe music app that you can let your child enjoy, check out this list of music apps for kids on iPhone and iPad.
Augmented reality apps are just cool. And we’ve shown you some educational AR apps along with those to help you spruce up your living space. So why not let the kiddos in on the fun?
Here are some terrific iPhone and iPad AR apps for kids. They let your little one experience technology in a unique way with objects and characters they feel like they can reach out and touch. Heck, you might have as much fun with these apps as they do!
If you have a young child who you’d like to include in your Family Sharing group, they need their own Apple ID. Maybe you’d like to share apps with them, let them use to your Apple Music subscription, or bought a new HomePod Mini for their room for intercom use.
Children under the age of 13 (age varies by country/region) cannot create their own Apple ID. But you, as the family organizer for your Family Sharing group, can create one for them.