iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies® Now Available to Help Parents Find the Best Kid-friendly Apps

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Author and USA Today Kid Tech Columnist Jinny Gudmundsen cuts through the App Store clutter and points parents in the direction of the best apps for kids of all ages.

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iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies

An explosion of innovation in kid tech is happening in the apps space. This book is intended to showcase this exciting space for parents, grandparents, and everyone playing with kids.

Today, the world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies® announces iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies (Wiley, 978-1-118-43307-2, US $19.99). With over a half-million apps in the App Store and that number growing, this handy new guide helps parents navigate the App Store, and teaches them how to configure and use the iPad’s parental controls. Written by Jinny Gudmundsen, Kid Tech columnist for USA Today, this is the perfect companion for any parent that has an iPad in the family.

Navigating the App Store and trying to pick out the best app in a specific category can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. In the straightforward and fun language that has defined the For Dummies® series for over 20 years, iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies presents parents with more than 200 of the best apps available for the iPad highlighting those that will be the most engaging for their children.

"The iPad is the most exciting platform that I have experienced in my 18 years of reviewing children's technology,” said Gudmundsen. “My goal in writing this book is to help enrich kids' lives with this new and amazing technology."

iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies shows parents which apps are worth the price and those that are free and fabulous. Gudmundsen covers how to use an iPad to make learning fun, recommends age-appropriate apps for each child’s age, discusses how to avoid in-app purchase mistakes, and suggests what apps work well for kids with special needs.

“An explosion of innovation in kid tech is happening in the apps space. This book is intended to showcase this exciting space for parents, grandparents, and everyone playing with kids,” said Gudmundsen.

iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit http://www.dummies.com/buy/9781118433072. For additional information about For Dummies, visit http://www.dummies.com.

About the Author:
Jinny Gudmundsen (Great Falls, VA) is a leading authority on children's technology, especially apps for kids. She is the Kid-Tech Columnist for USA Today and the 82 Gannett newspapers. Jinny works for Common Sense Media, the nation's leading non-profit source of children's media reviews. She is also the editor of ComputingWithKids.com. Jinny’s work has appeared in Los Angeles Times, ABC News.com, San Jose Mercury News, Child magazine, Family PC magazine, and more. Jinny appears on national TV and radio as a kid-tech expert.

About For Dummies®
After 20 years, more than 250 million copies printed, and millions of e-books downloaded, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series, well known for enriching people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Loyal customers around the globe agree that For Dummies is “more than a publishing phenomenon … [it is] a sign of the times,” [The New York Times]. With more than 1,800 active topics covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, For Dummies is dedicated to Making Everything Easier. The For Dummies brand presence continues to expand wherever there is a need to know, including e-books, mobile apps, e-learning courses, a corporate custom publishing program, a robust consumer website and a licensed product line that includes consumer electronics, culinary, crafts, video, software, musical instrument packs, home improvement, automotive, game and more. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

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