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Lessons Learned
by Jim LaBuda
Interim Dean of Education
Nevada State College

Mom With Apps

As a parent, there are many times we wish our kids would have a book in front of their face rather than a video game, iPhone or a computer screen. However, sometimes we need to embrace technology and recognize that childrens’ books no longer need to be bound pages between a hard cover.

There are many e-readers and pads that can bring literature to our children. Yes – there is an app for just about everything. is a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families. There are many interactive books available on this site. The day I previewed the site, you could purchase “Just a Mess” by Mercer Meyer for only 99 cents. A parent could use this app to read the book to their child, set it so the child could read the text or autoplay, which would include music. Other apps on the site included additional puzzles and coloring books with the literature.

Remember the time you lugged a large purse to the doctor’s office or the store so your child could be occupied and have some worthwhile activities? No more crayons falling on the floor, books being left in shopping carts or your child throwing a tantrum because they are bored. You know have access to good literature with quality graphics and activities right on your iPhone.

The MomWithApps site promoted book reviews and special pricing. App Friday was a weekly feature which highlighted apps and aimed to motivate children to continue checking the site. Digital Storytime boasted 500 reviews and free kid apps. There were also articles focusing on kids and technology.

You may want to check on There are many resources for parents and kids. The providers are committed to quality material at affordable prices. Of course you can also find MomWithApps on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube. Go ahead – embrace technology!

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