We understand how hard it is to be a parent in today’s world. Online learning is what takes over the traditional education and you wonder how can you help your kids with it. New technologies are developing faster than ever before. It’s hard to keep up, no matter how much of a tech nerd you are. Your children are a few steps ahead in adopting new technologies. You may have to make peace with the fact that your child will have some amount of screen time. But how to make sure that this screen time is safe and productive for your child?
We have put together tips for you to help you out, when taking decisions about your child’s screen time.
Problem with Screen Time and Internet
The internet is largely Ad based, and while your child is watching or playing a game suddenly a screen pops up with inappropriate advertising or content for your child. You really don’t want your child to be exposed to this content but at the same time don’t want to completely ban them from screen time.
How to find fun, safe online content for your kids?
Online mobile games are the most effective tools for combining fun and online learning. Learning through play has shown to have a positive impact on kids. Therefore, teachers and parents acknowledge and being use it as a source for quality screen time. One challenge for parents is to find educational games which kids also love without getting bored too soon. Most educational games are perceived to be less of a game and more of boring school work by kids. Kids don’t want to replace the casual games they often play with these educational games.
Second challenge is to ensure these games don’t have Ads or inappropriate content.
Safe Advertising free learning games which kids never get bored off! Really?
There are 2 possible ways to make educational games as fun as casual games (Like Subway Surfer, Candy Crush, Bike Racing etc). One option would be to design games exactly like casual games, so that kids would enjoy the gameplay. The second option would be to put the learning into these casual games. Moreover, online learning with mobile games is kids favourite activity. They understand it as play and this instantly excites them and increases their motivation to learn.
How do I find these games?
Look for the below points in the games you download:
- The game should have gameplay which your kids normally like to play.
- The game should not have any advertising. Look at their description to see if they mention “No Ads”
- Read the reviews and ratings
- Show the gameplay video (if there is any) to your child to see if she/he likes it.
If your child likes what she/he sees, then go ahead and download the game.
We at SKIDOS build a learning games platform which follows the above points. It includes more than 24 safe, fun learning games. We add new games every month. In addition, games does not have advertising or violent content, they are designed as casual games kids love and have received a lot of positive feedback from parents around the world.