Kid Mode features free educational, age appropriate software for children age 1 to 8 years old. The software while designed for children allows full parental control of the available materials.
If my experience with friends and co-workers are any indication, parents frequently hand over their smartphones to their children to keep them entertained. I ‘m not sure I would be willing to handover an expensive device to a toddler but if you do, you might want to consider Kid Mode by Zoodles.
Kid Mode is available for Chrome, Mac and Windows PCs as well as Android and iOS phones and tablets.
To get started you have to create an account @ Zoodles . Once you log in you add the child’s first name and age so that the software choices will be age appropriate, you can optionally add a photo. You can add more than one child to your account, which simplifies the management of the software. Each child will have their own area within the Kid Mode application called playgrounds, that is tailored for that child’s age group.
Parents can also optionally enable a home screen lock feature available in the settings to keep kids from wandering past the main application screen into other areas parents don’t want to provide access to. The latest version of the Kid Mode for Android also allows you to add other native Android apps like “Angry Birds” to Kid Mode.
- Every child gets unique games (or videos) customized to their age
- Enable Home Lock in Settings to protect your phone & keep your kids in-app
- The Zoodles Art Studio gives kids a fun place to paint, color, & draw!
- Family member can read story books to your child
- Every child in your family has their own playground!
- Get weekly activity emails on what your kids have been playing & learning
- Benefit from powerful parental controls with optional Premium service
- Customize the app & add your child’s photo off a camera or use Androidify!
I don’t have a youngster in my home to test drive the software but the Kid Mode Android Market page boasts over 1 million installs. Kid Mode has an average of a 4.75 rating out of a possible 5 stars.
For additional information see the Zoodle Home page.