You know what I love? Having smart friends. Like the folks at Common Sense Media. Honestly, every time I’m in a panic about whether a show, movie, or game is right for my kids, I turn to their app. And they recently launched some great back-to-school content too. Because I think it’s stuff all parents can benefit from, I wanted to share it here.
One of the things I love about Common Sense Media is that they have great ideas and suggestions for kids of all ages, ranging from 2 to 17. So whether you’re looking for an app to build your toddler’s verbal skills or a game to challenge your high schooler’s love of physics, they’ve got you covered. Check it out for some great ideas for your kids as they dive into a new year of learning and discovery.
12 Back-to-School Tech Questions
This list includes great stuff I’ve wondered, and I’m guessing you have too. Does iPad/Kindle time count as reading or screen time? How old should my kids be before they’re taking cell phones to school? Find out the answers to these questions and more. From the experts — not your kids’ classmates.
Making Sense Blog
From recommending great music and composition apps for kids to helping you navigate the world of Facebook with your teenager, the Common Sense Media team is always tackling new and important subjects.
Isn’t it great to know that someone else is doing the research so you can enjoy technology with your kids instead of fear it?
Do you have questions or topics you wish they’d cover on Common Sense Media? I’d love to pass your real-world technology challenges along to their team, so please leave any thoughts in the comments on this post or feel free to email me: usingourwords [at] yahoo [dot] com
Disclosure: I am not compensated for my relationship with Common Sense Media — a not-for-profit. As a mom and blogger, I just want to share their tools and learn from them. All opinions are my own.