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"New Games for Kids" helps your little ones find an age appropriate game to play in the App Store

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"New Games for Kids" helps your little ones find an age appropriate game to play in the App Store
A tweet sent out this past weekend by Apple introduced a new section of the App Store designed for children. "New Games for Kids" adds to a kids section previously introduced in 2013. The new feature breaks down games by appropriate age group. The categories are "Ages 5 & Under", "Ages 6-8", and "Ages 9-11."

To prevent confusion, free games have a button marked "Get" and those offering in-app purchases have a warning underneath. Paid apps list the price. The first app you'll see in the new section, is a free eBook aptly titled "Family Time With Apps," which is supposed to help parents find the best apps for their kids.

The apps for those 5 and under include the Sesame Street Video Maker for $2.99, Lego Duplo Ice Cream, which is free, and Thomas and Friends: Lift & Haul which is a collection of six games for $1.99. The age 6 to 8 apps include a pair of free games, Camp Pokemon and Olaf's Adventures. For those age 9 to 11, there is the Inventioneers priced at $4.99, and Disney's Club Penguin Puffle Wild to name just a couple of games.

If you're a parent of precocious tykes, it is best to keep an eye on their use of the App Store. Nearly a year ago, Apple refunded $32.5 million to parents' of young kids who made in-app purchases without their parents approval. The moms and dads let sweet little junior buy a freemium app without realizing that in-app purchases could be made. That is why the current labeling of apps in the App Store notes when an app offers such an option.


source: @AppStore via MacRumors
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