Looking after kids can get hectic, I'm sure most moms will agree with me, right? This is most especially true when you’ve got to cater to the needs of each and every single member of your family. One kid might love sitting down and playing video games, but the others might enjoy walks around the park. Either way, you’re going to upset someone! You’ve got to blend and merge hobbies and activities. You’ve always got to be on your feet and be imaginative - sometimes that can’t happen.
Thankfully, mobile phones can rescue you, and you don’t have to give up your device to grubby little fingers for your mobile phone to save you! When you can’t think of any ideas, your tablet or mobile can. There’s an app for everything, or so they say.
- So, it’s a rainy day, and your plans have been ruined. You want to refer to your backup plan of a movie night in with the kids, but you don’t have the money to spend on a blu-ray disc. What’s more, you don’t really want to drive around and look for media stores… There are streaming solutions, and this is probably the best free app right now for Android, meaning that if you’ve chosen the Google option, you’ll have access to a huge back catalogue of movies! A great option.
- Now, if it isn’t raining outside - you might want to plan a nice day out. Google Maps is a great way to not only get from A to B but is a fantastic method of finding new things to do and see. It’s a huge virtual phone book you can navigate. Not only that, but it can show you traffic build-up - so you know exactly when to leave the house.
- Apple’s widescreen iPad has some amazing options and none more so than interactive iBooks. There are plenty on the market, and you just need to choose the best option for your kids. The interactive features of the iBooks make it perfect for the little ones who cannot sit still.
- Spotify is a classic and a must have for everyone! Who doesn’t like music? If you’ve got some bluetooth speakers, you’ll always be ready for a kids party and even if there’s no celebration going on, you can still introduce your children to some classics.
- If you’ve got a PS4 system and a Sony phone, you can link them up via Remote Play to let your kids on the console when you are out and about. Most computers can run Remote Play as well, so if the console is out of action because you’re having some ‘you’ time in front of the TV, the children can play on it!
There are plenty of workarounds and apps that can entertain your kids, but you shouldn’t rely on them as crutch. Make sure you plan entertaining days out for your children! It’s your job after all!