Being a parent and having to deal with the advancement of technology is not easy these days, especially when you see your kids preferring violent games to children’s books. There are more and more video games and applications luring them into isolating themselves from their friends and family, not to mention that some teenagers lie about their age in order to play online slots or other casino games. However, there are also video games and applications children can benefit a lot from, so let us focus on them for a change instead of online casinos or aggressive games.
Attractive apps for kids
Fortunately, the range of educational and playful apps for kids today is wide enough to offer parents some reassurance at least. Big brands and indie studios alike have been competing over the past few years to reveal the beautiful side of technology instead of the addictive non-educational one of online casinos or violent games. Most of these apps are compatible with iPads, but there are also apps designed for Android devices or iPhones, so accessing them is not a problem.
Let us start with educational apps for kids, which not only help kids develop their mind properly, but also ease the parents’ job of educating their kids while working very long hours every day. There are a lot of such apps parents and kids can choose from, like Endless Alphabet, Comics in the Classroom or Wildlife Jigsaw Puzzles, as well as apps designed to introduce kids to foreign languages from an early age, like Kids Learn Mandarin Beginner or Kids Learn Spanish with Busuu. Storytelling is also becoming more and more popular, whether focusing on traditional stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast and Classic Winnie-the-Pooh or modern ones like the Kung Fu Robot application does. Of course, it would be illogical to refer to online casinos and similar temptations among toddlers, but these most certainly teach them a few very important life lessons too.
There is also a wide range of playful applications designed to keep kids away from various other temptations, at least until they grow older – because they cannot control whether they will try online slots or other casino games later on when they grow familiar with the domain. These substitutes include titles like Bloomsbury Pirate Activity, The Letter Monster or I Spy With Lola, among many others, so they have some very attractive games to give them an adrenaline rush if they are into adventure, spy or spooky stories. Of course, whether that adrenaline rush pushes them towards online casinos later on is a different story.
Attractive video games for children
However, in the meantime, they will most probably grow fond of video games, especially with all the attractive game consoles launched on the market more or less recently. Fantasy adventurers, for instance, can try games like Skylanders Swap Force whereas Lego enthusiasts can spend their energy chasing criminals in games like LEGO City Undercover. On the other hand, those drawn to 3D games, exploring and design have a very good choice in games like Tearaway, which is one of the most inventive of recent video games for kids. Of course, the diversity of video games for kids of all ages is just as impressive as that of the apps addressing them because game developers are aware of the fact that, in the end, offering kids diversity is what keeps them engaged and therefore protected from unhealthy temptations, whether aggressive games or online casinos.
Of course, the parents are the most important factor with this entire aspect of child development, but as mentioned before, nowadays, most of them are too busy to keep an eye on the video games their little ones play and the things they download from the Internet. In fact, some of them may play slots for money – or other casino games – at the end of the day too, so they might not set the best example anyway.