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Educational App - Parent Resources?

02-19-2013, 09:03 PM
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Educational App - Parent Resources?

Hello all!

I've been working on an educational app with my boyfriend and we're getting to the stage where we're going to start some pretty intensive kid testing and begin our marketing buzz.

We've got our website, are setting up FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest sites so we can do an official launch of the site soon (it's nearly done - would love your input on that as well. URL is in my signature).

I've started a parent-facing blog (we figured, since that's our audience, we should write to them, not necessarily to developers). We've also got kid testing set up and have everything prepared for that, but my kids haven't been young in a long time so I'm out of the loop as far as parenting websites, the parent blogosphere, etc.

Are any of you parents of younger kids (we're looking at ages 2-4)? If so, would you mind sharing the websites you go to for advice, sanity, news, information, reviews, etc.?

Thanks so much in advance!

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02-20-2013, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by raekess View Post
Hello all!

I've been working on an educational app with my boyfriend and we're getting to the stage where we're going to start some pretty intensive kid testing and begin our marketing buzz.

We've got our website, are setting up FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest sites so we can do an official launch of the site soon (it's nearly done - would love your input on that as well. URL is in my signature).

I've started a parent-facing blog (we figured, since that's our audience, we should write to them, not necessarily to developers). We've also got kid testing set up and have everything prepared for that, but my kids haven't been young in a long time so I'm out of the loop as far as parenting websites, the parent blogosphere, etc.

Are any of you parents of younger kids (we're looking at ages 2-4)? If so, would you mind sharing the websites you go to for advice, sanity, news, information, reviews, etc.?

Thanks so much in advance!
I've got a 1 and a 3 year old but mostly the only site I use is Google. Potty training, bottle weaning and all other tips come from there. I'd suggest Adwords would be the best marketing dollars spent on a parent like myself.

Edit: Or here obviously :P

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Last edited by Blackharon; 02-20-2013 at 09:28 AM.

02-21-2013, 09:21 AM
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Thanks Blackharon! I appreciate it!

Squink Games
Fun, educational entertainment for kids!
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02-21-2013, 10:25 PM
#4
I have a 4 and 7 year old, and I'm a fan of Smart Apps for Kids.

Good luck with your app
02-21-2013, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ColeyWoley View Post
I have a 4 and 7 year old, and I'm a fan of Smart Apps for Kids.

Good luck with your app
Great link! I am always looking for more educational apps for my toddler.
02-21-2013, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ColeyWoley View Post
I have a 4 and 7 year old, and I'm a fan of Smart Apps for Kids.

Good luck with your app
Thanks ColeyWoley! I'll make sure to check this site out!

Squink Games
Fun, educational entertainment for kids!
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02-24-2013, 12:30 AM
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Moms with Apps is the #1 source edu apps. Also, you can check out

http://www.bestkidsapps.com
http://top-kids-apps.com
http://www.appleiphoneschool.com
http://www.theimum.com
http://www.theiphonemom.com

Check out my Math runner game Meerkat Math @ meerkatmath.com. In our new app we are trying to put together a community of teachers, parents and developers via facebook and a monthly email list. Any suggestions on how to go about this?