Even with all the knowledge and entertainment available online, one cannot deny that it can be a pretty scary place sometimes, especially for children. There’s a lot of bad stuff on there, and leaving your child free to poke around its darker corners would be an immensely bad idea. Samsung KidsTime is a content subscription service optimized for Samsung tablets that provides children aged 3-7 years old with access to a carefully handpicked set of edu-tainment apps and eBooks, and parents with additional features including personalized children usage reports.
The app makes available to parents a safe and age-appropriate environment for their children, free from advertisements and in-app purchases. At launch, children have access to 30 eBooks and game apps revolving around themes such as learning math, literacy, science, creativity and others. The list will eventually expand to more than 50 apps that will be refreshed monthly. For extra security, parents also have access to an app lock feature that keeps kids from being able to leave the application to access other parts of the device, giving parents peace of mind.
Chris Concepcion, Director for Content & Services, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation said: “It can be challenging and frustrating for parents to filter and identify safe and age-appropriate apps for their children. Content publishers are also finding it difficult for their apps to be discovered by parents that want to guide their child’s early learning progress. We can help address these challenges with Samsung KidsTime, by providing an expertly designed and managed platform that makes it easy for parents to discover content and publishers to target consumers.
Aside from the security of being in a separate place on the device, the application also gives parents access to a timer, allowing them to set usage times for their children, as well as usage reports, so they can see what the young users are up to when they are on the KidsTime application. Based on the child’s usage, Samsung KidsTime gives parents the visibility on the type of content that appeals to their child as well as a comprehensive view of the child’s interests. It will also recommend apps that they would need to supplement holistic learning. For example, if a particular child always plays games that lean towards Math, it will recommend apps that are geared towards Science and Reading.
Samsung KidsTime is now available for download for free from Google Play. In the Philippines, the app comes with a free one-month subscription to over 30 kid-safe apps and eBooks. In the Philippines, parents can upgrade to a monthly subscription of Php 199 that will give them unlimited access to all Samsung KidsTime content.