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The Young Chronicle - A Personal News App For Kids

Our kids these days are spending a good amount of time checking and using today's smartphone. And the most amusing thing is kids are getting, even more, smarter to understand this whole world of apps, games, selfies and video recording. In no time they understand how such and such app works. In very less time, they skill those gimmicky games and challenge us showing the score. However, this screen time should be controlled for good health of a child. For parents, it is a responsibility to keep an eye on what content kids are watching, what types of games they are playing and what things they are sharing on social media.

Being a new generation people, we can't live separated from our phones. Neither can we keep our kids completely away from using phones. But what we can do is to facilitate things that can be helpful for kids even if they come in the form of phone apps and games. Educational apps and informative games can provide our kids much-needed insight and knowledge. One such app that I recently came to know about is The Young Chronicle. As the name itself says, the app is around reading some narrative. The Young Chronicle is a dedicated content platform for kids. This is a thoughtfully designed Android newspaper app for children and contains nereading matter for children of different age groups. The composition is divided into different reading levels. Parents can choose the apt reading level and accordingly the content comes for kids. The content ranges from News, Current Affairs, Science, History, Space, Sports, Stories, and more.

The idea behind The Young Chronicle is to give safe and relevant information to children without exposing them to crime and irrelevant political news that our regular papers are full of. The whole content is curated by a group of Mothers who are passionate about parenting. Thus the content is Mom-Proofed and safe for children to consume independently. The apps is not only about reading, it also contains activities and quizzes, and awards virtual badges to children, as they continue to cover content in the app. This is basically a reward for widening their horizons. And as the reading level can be changed anytime, the same app can be used by both young and grown-up kids. Each reading content comes up very creatively with all supporting images and videos. Kids can comment on the articles and can like them just like we hit like on Facebook.

There is lot more to do in The Young Chronicle app. Kids can share their stories as well. Those stories would get published in the platform with the name of the kids and others can then read them too. Sharing your own story and video bring more reward badges for kids which is again a creativity booster for kids. There is also a section of asking queries. Although I have not asked any question myself in the app, the app says that within 24 hours every query gets some response back.

The Young Chronicle app is best for kids
  1. Who loves to read.
  2. Who are interested in current affair and contemporary happenings.
  3. Who are creative and loves taking part in quizzes.
  4. Who believe in collecting badges.
  5. Who likes to play with phones, and can read and write.
The Young Chronicle app is legit for parents 
  1. Who wants to give something meaningful to see in the phone.
  2. Who wants kids to learn something new in a playful and fun way.
  3. Who believes in making kids aware of contemporary happenings.
  4. Who are not hooked only on math/science scores. Parents who feel GK is also important for kids.
  5. Who are raising curious readers in their house. 
I like the app. Although my son is still too young to read, there were many things that I got to remind when I was checking the app. As a mother, I also feel that whatever screen time kids are getting these days should bring worthwhile and scholastic knowledge for them. And apps like The Young Chronicle are helping to achieve this purpose. As I am aware of, the developer team is still testing and adding/updating features in the app, so you might see changes happening in the content and attributes of the app.

Do check the app with your young minds and help them to read and discover.
It is available in google play store (as of now) :
Here is the Facebook page for the app where you can find the latest more details about the app:

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