kids apps

Kids app maker Toca Boca debuts its first consumer product collection at Target

Toca Boca, a hugely popular kids’ app maker, has grown to over 170 million downloads across its line of 38 apps, which 13 million children use every month. Now, the company is transitioning its

Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age

The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a "Netflix for books," have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized venture firm. Epic! at its core is an

Amazon FreeTime gets a Parent Dashboard, Discussion Cards & more

Amazon FreeTime, the subscription service offering kid-friendly books, videos, apps and games, is today rolling out a feature called Discussion Cards that will help parents better understand the cont

Google’s Toontastic storytelling app for kids goes 3D

Two years ago, Google bought Launchpad Toys, the company behind the popular Toontastic kids app for iOS that allows you — whether you are a kid or not — to easily tell your stories through

Sesame Workshop is looking for startups that help kids

Sesame Workshop, the organization that brought to life the beloved “Sesame Street” and countless other programs, has announced a new venture arm to invest in apps that help children develop. Worki

Privacy Concerns Raised Over Kids’ Apps And Websites

Given the sophisticated tracking technologies embedded into so many digital products and services as a matter of course, it should come as no surprise that a global privacy audit of children's website

Pixar Alum-Led ToyTalk Teams Up With Mattel To Let Kids Chat With “Thomas The Tank Engine” And Friends

Though some adults still feel awkward about having conversations with their smartphone's mobile assistant, like Siri, kids today seem to have no qualms about chattering with our virtual helpers. My da

Following Investment From Curious Pictures, PlaySquare Debuts “Touchable TV” iPad Apps For Kids

For producers of children's television, the iPad is the device that finally lets them break through the <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_wall">fourth wall</a> in order to

Youth App Maker TabTale Buys Kids Games Club For $3-4M, Preps New Buying Club Model

The market for children's and educational apps continues to grow -- evidenced by Apple last week announcing 1 billion downloads of educational apps from iTunes U -- and that growth is leading to both