Saturday, April 11, 2015

Good Free App of the Day: Kids Media - a great resource for parents from Common Sense Media


Common Sense Media is an organization committed to helping families make informed decisions about media use. The website features a huge number of age-based ratings and reviews for a variety of media including: movies, games, apps, books, websites, TV shows and music. This website has been a valuable resource for my family many times and now I can use it on the go with their app, Kids Media. Users can even create personalized profiles for each of their children to customize the search for quality and age appropriate media. Nothing can replace parental supervision, but this is a wonderful, free tool that can make our jobs as parents a little easier.

If you would like to download Kids Media (iphone/ipad, Android, Google Play, FREE) please show your support for Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the handy link provided:

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No ads or in-app purchases. External links to the Common Sense website and iTunes.
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From iTunes:

Millions of parents rely on Common Sense Media's age-based ratings and expert reviews to find the best entertainment and learning for their kids. Now parents can access thousands of ratings and reviews -- on the go -- with the free Kids Media iPhone and iPad app. Take our whole database of movies, TV shows, books, music, apps, websites, and games reviews with you wherever you are. Find out which iPad and iPhone apps are best for learning. Get recommendations from Common Sense Media's editors and create age-based profiles for your kids to personalize your search for quality media before renting, buying, watching, or playing. 


Key features: 

 • Offers instant access to Common Sense Media's 20,000 in-depth expert reviews of entertainment and digital titles 
 • Detailed reviews give parents critical content info, including amount of violence, sex, language, positive role models, and much more 
 • Learning ratings and reviews give detailed advice on which apps, games, and websites are best for learning at any age 
 • "Apps for learning" highlights the best iOS apps for learning--and lets you purchase those apps right from the review 
 • "My Kids" feature allows parents to tailor selections based on their own kids' ages 
 • Top Picks lists let parents discover new favorites and see our editors' latest recommendations 
 • Watch video reviews of top movie releases 
 • Save reviews as favorites or share with friends on Facebook or Twitter 
 • Easily purchase products in iTunes directly from reviews 
 • Quick search and bar code scan make it easy to check reviews before purchasing or watching 
 • "Explore, discuss, enjoy" gives families talking points about the media they view together. 
 • Get notifications when new reviews are posted 
 • Available for iPhone and iPad 
 • Optimized for iOS7 

 Note: you cannot view actual media in our app (except for our video reviews), though we do offer iTunes links.


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Sarah's daughter took pity on her and agreed to see Cinderella with her mother even though she had already seen it with her friends.

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