This weekend, Apple announced via Twitter a new App Store page sure to make both kids and parents happy.
The pictured Games for Kids section is available on iOS devices and through iTunes on a Mac or PC.
Apple has organized the selected games for three different groups – Ages 5 & Under, Ages 6-8, and Ages 9-11.
Recommended for the preschool set include apps like Thinkrolls, Sesame Street Video Maker, and Sago Mini Road Trip. In the Ages 6-8 category are a number of other funs titles like My Om Nom, Toca Nature, and Olaf’s Adventures.
Also in the section Apple recommends an interesting iBook for parents – Family Time with Apps from The Joan Ganz Cooney Center. The guide is designed to help parents understand how they can find the best apps for their kids and how to use them together. The book can be downloaded for free.
I haven’t seen the book until now, and it definitely sounds interesting. I’ll have to make sure to read it soon.
As a parent of two young children who can’t get enough of our iOS devices, I’m glad to see Apple making it even easier for parents to select appropriate apps for their kids. Apple first introduced the Kids category to the App Store back in 2013 with iOS 7.
What else should Apple do to improve the Kids section? At least for me, its one of the bright spots in the App Store.
For other app news today, see: Lead the resistance in the post-apocalyptic World of Khaos, a new tower defense coming soon, Apple is cracking down on European Union users who abuse the new 14-day app return policy, and Reunite adorable dinos with their lost eggs in Dinofour, a retro platforming adventure coming June 2015.