Last week marked the 50th anniversary of Playschool, an iconic educational children’s TV programme that has been captivating several generations of Australian children. Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima… they don’t look their age at all. In honour of this anniversary, the App Store was featuring Playschool apps last week. A recent study by Lisa Kervin of the University of Wollongong suggests that screen time that engages both parents and kids at the same time can be rewarding for both. There is one app I really like that does just that: it is ABC’s Art Maker. Featuring well-loved Playschool characters, the app is aimed at 2-6 year olds (but I know from experience that older kids – such as me – like it a lot too)!
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