Tech giant Apple Inc on Monday reminded its Twitter followers about a games category placed at its App Store that aims at helping the parents who are concerned about safely navigating the world of application intended only for the children.
Apple has introduced “Games for Kids” features at its App store that separates the applications under three sections: children under 5, between 6 and 8, and from 9 to 11.
The number of programs under the ‘Games for Kids” is small, with the page showing only 38 applications for now. These apps for children range from “accessible tower-defense games to cute puzzlers”. These games were designed for kids with a “wide range of skill levels and interests.”
The Kids section follows some strict guidelines that prevent developers from collecting the names, photos, phone numbers, addresses, audios and videos of children under 13 without the consent from parents.
A free e-book known as “Family Time with Apps” is also available in the ‘Kids for Games’ section. The e-book is designed in a way to assist parents in finding the right applications for their children and also learn the proper use of the apps.
Some of the apps included under the new games category are as follows:
- For kids ages 5 and under: Thomas & Friends: Lift & Haul and Look and Find Elmo on Sesame Street, Lego Duplo Ice Cream.
- For kids ages 6 through 8: Alice in Wordland, Slides & Ladders and Little Galaxy Family.
- For children 9 through 11: Sponge Bob Marbles & Slides, Lego Ninjago Rebooted and Maya the Bee: The Ant’s Quest.