"Making sense of the current tragedies around the world from the Boston marathon bombings, to the Oklahoma City Tornadoes to the recent terrorist attack in London can be quite a challenge for adults, let alone children. As parents know, children process these things differently. They may be asking difficult questions and parents may need suggestions to help discuss what happened and address their concerns. Since directing them to the New York Times to read about it or any other news source is not an option, Press4Kids developed News-O-Matic. News-O-Matic is an educational news app that covers breaking news, sports, science and much more in an accessible and kid-friendly way.
Targeted to kids ages 7-10, News-O-Matic is a week day newspaper application which includes five daily news stories, detailed images, videos, illustrations, maps, timelines and games. P4K’s objective is to inspire a generation of children to become habitual news readers and well-informed global citizens. News-O-Matic gives children the opportunity to explore the latest current events through the app, while also giving them a voice to express their views. Children can interact with the Editor-in-Chief by rating stories, drawing pictures, asking questions or expressing opinions about current topics in the “News Room” section of the app. Created by a skilled team—including child experts, designers and entrepreneurs—News-O-Matic aims to transform the news experience for children in a safe, interactive environment while encouraging them to become knowledgeable, productive members of society"
I was super intrigued about this News-O-Matic App, especially with all of the things that have been going on lately and the questions my kids were asking. I have to say that I was blown away with just how awesome this app is! It is fun, interactive, information, and really helps children make sense of what is going on around them in a safe and comfortable way. I feel like my oldest daughter especially had just taken in a bunch of snipets of news and images she had seen from current events without being able to truly process them. This app allowed her to grasp things through a simplified and special way that caters to a child's understanding. We also loves all of the cool educational features that showed sports, science, weather, maps, and more! ANd with the certified kidSAFE Seal, I have no worries of what content will be in the articles.
Each daily issue features:
* Five dynamic news articles
* A meter to rate each article
* Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
* Informative maps showing the precise location of every story
* An interactive history-based timeline
* News Room – where our readers can draw or ask questions about the news
* Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
* PLUS-Each article is written by a staff of professional children's writers, including teachers, and reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content. News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free.
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A big THANK YOU to Press4 Kids for providing me with this app to review and for the wonderful giveaway. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.