You’re always looking out for your kids, and that’s no easy job. These 5 apps and products will help you keep them entertained, safe, and healthy.
OPEN: Hi, I’m Charlie Kaplan, and this is Netted Does.
INTRO: People seem to be terrified of the idea of kids being raised by screens. But what evidence is there that time in front of the tablet doesn’t do a body good? That device isn’t going to get tired of playing the same game over and over, unlike you, who had to get Tommy John surgery from playing peek-a-boo so much. Fear not: We’ll provide the apps, you ice that Tommy John.
Yuggler: First, let’s think big: Yuggler will help you find kid-friendly activities near you, and get deals on stuff that costs money.
Foodstirs: Check out Foodstirs to combine that fun with some actual learning, by getting cooking sets and kid-friendly recipes delivered.
ChoreMonster: It’s not all fun and games though. Well, it sort of is if you have ChoreMonster, which matches chores (ew) with rewards (not ew), and lets parents identify point values for each. It might… actually… make… chores… fun?
Kolibree: Speaking of things that are not supposed to be fun, the Kolibree toothbrush turns brushin’ ‘em into an actual game by syncing the bristles to a smartphone that’s stocked with digital races, quests, and more. Okay, not the actual bristles, but you get what I’m saying.
Qustodio: Qustodio puts an end to all that fun, though, by letting parents not only monitor how much time tykes are spending online, but what they’re looking at, too. You can even cut them off during their fifteenth consecutive hour of Minecraft. I mean, enough is enough.
OUTRO: Look, I’m not saying you should let your kids be on their devices all the time. I’m just saying imagine a world where you didn’t have to get them to do their chores, or brush their teeth, or get off the computer… Yeah, I think I’ve got you convinced.