Every morning at 7AM, Alfie turns on the TV in our bedroom and we wake up to CBS Morning News' "Your World in 90 Seconds". It's a nice way to wake up and catch up on what's been happening around the world while we were asleep! For the past 6 months or so, 3Po and Jammy have been joining us in bed for our morning news ritual. I love being able to cuddle with my 9 year olds, even if it's just for 10 minutes, and as an added benefit, they're learning about current affairs.
My kids are definitely interested in what's going on in the world, so I was delighted to hear that Press4Kids has launched a news app that's just for kids! News-O-Matic brings current events, sports, science and more to your iPad in a kid-friendly format so kids can make a habit of reading and becoming informed citizens. News-O-Matic reminds me of kids' news magazines like Time For Kids or NatGeo for Kids, but for the iPad. It has five daily news stories, so kids aren't overwhelmed by too much info. It has fun games to play. Kids can even rate stories, chat with editors and share their opinions, so it becomes interactive and social, much like the news reader apps for grownups!
More about News-O-Matic
Press4Kids (P4K) just launched its first publication, News-O-Matic, an educational news app that coversbreaking news, sports, science and much more in an accessible and kid-friendly way!
Targeted to kids ages 7-10, News-O-Matic is a week day newspaper application which includesfive daily news stories, detailed images, videos, illustrations, maps, timelines and games. P4K’s objective is to inspire a generation of childrento become habitual news readers and well-informed global citizens.
News-O-Matic gives children the opportunity to explore the latest current events through the app, while also giving them a voice to express their views. Children can interact with the Editor-in-Chief by rating stories, drawing pictures, asking questions or expressing opinions about current topics in the “News Room” section of the app.
Created by a skilled team—including child experts, designers and entrepreneurs—News-O-Matic aims to transform the news experience for children in a safe, interactive environment while encouraging them to become knowledgeable, productive members of society.
Disclosure: I received a goody bag from Press4Kids as a thank-you for posting this information. Product information (in italics) is provided by Press4Kids via Child's Play Communications. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.