Apps and gadgets for kids

There’s no doubting the fact that children today are much more tech-savvy than ever. They know all about the latest trends in technology and want to get their hands on the newest gadgets as soon as they hit the market. And that makes sense, as kids are (and have always been) inquisitive in nature and can’t wait to try out new things.
So here are some really good apps and gadgets that you can introduce your kids to on this Children’s Day.

YouTube Kids
Google recently launched the children-centric version of its YouTube app in India. Aptly named YouTube Kids, it’s a family-friendly app that allows children to easily find videos related to various topics.
The app’s UI consists of large images and easy navigation options to help kids. It also has voice search functionality so children can find videos by spelling their names out.Already available in 20 countries, YouTube Kids also offers some parental control features so that parents can monitor what their kids are watching.

CG Slate
Lenovo, along with educational technology company Convegenius, launched its CG Slate tablet earlier this year. According to the company, the CG Slate is ‘an NCERT curriculum -mapped, self-learning tablet for kids’. The tablet is centred on a ‘gamified’ approach to learning. As kids play and learn more they receive points, which can be redeemed to watch cartoons, play games and more.
The Lenovo -made CG Slate tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box and features a 7-inch IPS display of 1024×600 pixel resolution. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor clubbed with 1GB RAM. Also included is 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD cards.

Cartoon Network Anything
Launched by its namesake Cartoon Network channel, the Cartoon Network Anything app is a new platform designed to engage and entertain children.
The app serves up an array of micro 10-15 second content specifically created for mobile phones. These can be watched by children anytime and anywhere, on-the-go. The content ranges from games and videos to memes and quizzes. Trivia and animated gifts are also included. Cartoon Network Anything is available on both iOS and Android .

A 3D educational game box for children, KUBE is powered by virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D. It also has a Brain Booster series and Skill reports to develop scholastic and co-scholastic skills of children through brain training.KUBE works on building 20 different skill-sets of children such as logic, creative thinking and curiosity. It also helps in developing 6 distinct facets of growth and exploration such as intelligence, logical thinking, language proficiency and creativity enhancement. KUBE is aimed at children of 3 to 12 years of age.