Can Apps Encourage Parents and Kids to Use Media Together?

by Amy Kraft on July 2, 2013

That’s the question being posed by my friends Alice Wilder and Carla Fisher over on the Fred Rogers Center blog. If you’re not already familiar with it, this marvelous blog is designed to foster productive dialogue about the use of media with children among industry professionals, researchers, educators, and parents and what “quality” media should look like.

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In today’s post, they’re using the new app, Williamspurrrrg, as a jumping off point. Williamspurrrrg is a multitouch app where you’re putting accessories like mustaches and headphones made by Carla’s company, No Crusts Interactive. It’s designed to encourage cooperation between players and their peers or parents. You can read my review of it on GeekMom. Please join the conversation by watching the video that Olive and I made while playing the app and let them know what you think of it in the comments of their post.

Oh, and be sure to grab Williamspurrrrg for your iPad while it’s only 99 cents. 

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