When Tech Is a Problem Child

Interesting piece in the NY Times on how parents fight back against their kids’ obsession with smartphones and social media.

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Amazon’s Newest App Gives Kids Reading a Twist

From the DBW post:

Amazon announced yesterday that it has launched a new app for children called Rapids, which features “fun, engaging short stories told in a unique chat style.”

The app is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices, and a subscription costs $2.99 a month.

The Rapids short stories are illustrated, and what perhaps distinguishes Rapids from similar kids’ reading apps most is that its stories are told through characters speaking with each other one line at a time.

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