Want to learn what games and apps are right for your young learner? On October 15, 2013, LeapFrog Enterprises released a FREE resource guide to help parents select the most age-appropriate educational experiences for their children. Created by LeapFrog's full-time team of in-house learning experts, the new Parent’s Guide to Educational Games & Apps identifies the key features and important areas parents should consider when purchasing games and apps for their children.
Facilitates parental navigation through a maze of available choices
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos, manager of LeapFrog's Learning Team indicates, "Navigating the world of games and apps for children can be a daunting and intimidating task for parents, which is why we created this easy reference tool. With tens of thousands of games and apps categorized as educational in multiple app stores, parents are looking for a trusted guide to help them determine what is age appropriate and aligned with curricular standards.
Guide is an easy tool
The “Parent’s Guide to Educational Games & Apps” is designed to be an easy, useful tool to penetrate today’s maze of available apps and games. Leapfrog’s Dr. Sherman indicates, “With our 'Parent's Guide to Educational Games & Apps' we have created an easy tool for parents to reference as they purchase content, helping to alleviate the guesswork. We want to make sure parents get what they expect when they buy educational apps and identify what features are key in a quality learning experience." The useful tool is designed to penetrate today’s maze of available apps and games. A free PDF version is available for download.
Key areas for parents to consider
LeapFrog's "Parent's Guide to Educational Games & Apps" identifies key areas to consider when selecting the best educational content experiences for children:
- Comprehension Skills. Look for games and apps with an emphasis on curriculum like reading, math, science, and creativity.
- Age-Appropriateness. Games should provide children with themes and topics relevant for their age group.
- Personalized Learning. Opt for games that automatically adjust to a child's level as they progress.
- Educator-Approved. Verify that games have been created or approved by learning experts.
- Fun and Engaging. Select games that are designed for kids and kid-tested.
- Protecting Kids' Privacy. Confirm games comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
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The “Parent’s Guide to Educational Games & Apps” is available now. And, here’s an extra tip on a sales opportunity! Navigate now to LeapFrog’s web site and, for a limited time, use the sales code BOOKSALE and receive 20% off on books and audio books! Also, through December 31, 2013, in time for holiday shopping, the LeapFrog site offers, without need for a promotional code, free shipping on LeapPad2 Power Bundles, LeapPad Ultra Hardware, and all orders of $40 or more. And, for Pinterest pinners, there’s a chance to enter a Leapfrog Pinterest sweepstakes!
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