Kid-friendly Android apps to try in 2018

Just got your kids a screen of their own, but have no idea what apps would be appropriate for them? In this post, we’ll run down a list that will entertain and educate them, allowing you to have a moment of peace (at least) in your home.

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1) Pokemon GO

About to give up on your efforts to get the kids out of the house? Don’t despair – just download Pokemon GO. An app which marries this Nintendo franchise with Google Maps, this glorious piece of technology will have your children roaming the neighborhood in search of wild Pokemon, gyms, and PokeStops.

So long as your kids are educated on how to deal with strangers and you make sure their devices are fully charged before setting them loose on the world (this app is a battery killer), it is a game which will introduce them to the great outdoors without them realizing it at first.

With an empty house, you’ll be free to indulge in a bit of adult entertainment for a change. Once they have taken off with their friends, fire up your mobile device and search for some of the best online gaming sites on the internet.

If you are unsure where to look, we have a list of casinos that work on android here. Once you have found one that works for you, spend the next couple of hours playing your favorite slot games, hitting on 15 in blackjack, or betting on red in roulette.

The excitement only stops when you hear the sounds of your children re-entering your backyard after a long afternoon spent crawling the neighborhood for Pikachus, so get to it while you can! 

2) YouTube Kids

YouTube has become one of the world’s best resources for entertainment and learning. Unfortunately, it is also home to videos containing unsavory content, making the main app unsuitable for unsupervised viewing by your kids.

Thankfully, Google has come out with a child-friendly version of the app called ‘YouTube Kids’. Every video posted to this corner of the site is screened to see whether it is suitable for little ones so you can be assured that when you leave them to their own devices, they will only be able to watch Dora the Explorer or Spongebob, and nothing else.

3) Crayola ColorStudio HD

You had a ball drawing digital pictures on Microsoft Paint and Mario Paint back in your day – why should your kids be deprived of the same experience? Thanks to Crayola ColorStudio HD, they don’t have to miss out on all the fun.

Free to download, it grants access to an easy to understand slate of features with all the colors your children will need to create an epic masterpiece.

4) Angry Birds

No list of kid-friendly apps would be complete without this fun, intuitive game. A puzzle app which teaches children about physics concepts like angles and velocity, it is attractive to adults as well, giving you the bonding experience all parents seek to have with their kids.
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