The Top 10 Apps All Parents Need to Download in 2019
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The Top 10 Apps All Parents Need to Download in 2019

In this day and age, technology is king, especially when it comes to kids. Today's generation of children is growing up surrounded by all kinds of gadgets and gizmos, which is why it might be worth your time as a parent to use technology to your advantage.


Though there are a lot of apps out there that are less than ideal for children, there are also a lot of useful apps for kids too. Apps can be not only entertaining but educational. They can also help ensure the safety of your children online if used correctly.


So, if you've got kids obsessed with tech, why not set them up for success by getting ahead of the game and using apps as a part of their upbringing? Check out our list below for the best apps for parents and nannies:


#1: Safety For Kids



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This app teaches kids how to respond to different emergencies through a fun an interactive storybook setting. Kids can learn what to in case of a fire, if they get lost or separated from their family, and so much more.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#2: Baby Connect


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An app that is popular with both nannies and parents alike. This app provides an excellent graphical interface that manages all of your “to dos” and activity. The app also comes with alarms and email reminders.

Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#3: Skype


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Nothing helps parents get through a challenging work day like seeing their children’s happy faces as well as knowing their children are in good hands. One of the benefits of Skype’s video functionality is that it allows you to connect instantly.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#4: WedMD


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There is no substitute for a qualified physician, but this app can assist your medical decisions. You can input symptoms and find possible solutions, treatments, or first aid.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#5: White Noise Ambience


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This app plays a variety of soothing ambient sounds that can help babies sleep.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#6: Find My Kids


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An app that allows parents to track their child’s location throughout the day. Great for those who like to keep a close eye or see what they get up to during the day.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#7: Family Time (Parental Control)


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As great as tech is, it’s also highly addictive. This app allows parents to control what their kids see and do when on their devices, even going so far as to set time limits for specific sites or apps.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#8: PBS Parents Play and Learn


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Apps that encourage education and play for both parent and child are a great way to engage your kids in learning. PBS Parents Play and Learn offers fun and interactive games to help with a child’s development.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.


#9: ChoreMonster


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If you want to teach the kids the value of chores, then this app is for you. It allows parents to assign tasks to their kids and gives them virtual points for instant gratification.


Downloadable from the App Store.


#10: Starfall Learn to Read


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Reading is a cornerstone of a child’s education, so why not encourage them to learn more about reading, grammar, and spelling through a fun, kid-themed app? Perfect for kids 4-8.


Downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.



A previous version of this article was published in October 2016, but has since been replaced to reflect more current information.


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