A few years ago, the Cooney Center released Family Time with Apps and Apps en familia, a guide that shares tips for parents and caregivers on finding and using apps to develop stronger connections and learning opportunities with young children.
The original e-book, which is available for free on the iBook store in both English and Spanish, received a particularly enthusiastic response from librarians around the country, who urged us to create a shorter form, bilingual version of the electronic publication they could share with the families they worked with. Now, thanks to a partnership with Abriendo Puertas and Common Sense Latino, and with generous support from the Foundation for Child Development and the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are pleased to share a printable brochure that highlights tips for parents as well as recommended apps. Abriendo Puertas will also be using these brochures in their parent training curriculum later this year.
The brochures are available as free downloads in both English and Spanish here. If you are a librarian or educator, we invite you to download and print as many of these brochures as your community would like. Feel free to share the videos below with your networks as well to accompany the brochures.
Finally, please let us know if they are helpful to you! We are very interested in your feedback.