Notable New iPad Apps: Star Walk Kids – Astronomy for Children

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Star Walk Kids – Astronomy for Children is a brand new iPad app from the makers of the popular and award-winning Star Walk app. As the name suggests, Star Walk Kids is built with a focus on younger kids and making the content more accessible and engaging for them.

Just as its parent app does,Star Walk Kids lets you point the iPad at the sky and uses the iPad’s gyroscope to make the star map on the screen match the sky where you are. Of course in this version there is a cartoon-style interface and a kid-friendly narration style.

Here are some of the app’s key features, including some things that are not included in the app that may be pleasing to parents:

– Fun short animated films explain the most important cosmic phenomena in simple terms
– Amazing hand-picked space facts voiced by professional actors
– Engaging cartoon-style setting and simple controls
You will see where the ISS is at the moment, learn how to find North from where you are, why the Sun is so important, and more.
Privacy disclosure
– Does not contain 3rd party ads.
– Does not contain in-app purchases.
– Does not contain integration with social networks.
– Uses restricted 3rd party analytics compliant with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, does not collect any personal information.
– Uses your location locally in the app to match the map to the sky above you.

Here’s an App Store link for Star Walk Kids; it’s priced at $2.99 and is a universal app designed to run on both iPad and iPhone.

Patrick Jordan

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