INTRO: Google has today launched Kids Space, a dedicated mode meant for kids under 9 on Android tablets. The mode consists of apps, books, games, and videos curated for teenagers. While there are tablets that are made only for kids, Kids Space is for families preferring sharing tablets.
“Kids Space is meant together with your kid at the middle of the experience and made for them to become explorers of the items they love. By selecting their interests, your kids will see new and interesting content to read, play, and make. Kids can even customize their experience by creating their own character,” explains Google.
Kids Space builds on the company’s efforts on Family Link, a tool to let parents monitor smartphone usage of their children and set screen deadlines. It features five sections namely Home, Play, Read, Watch, and Make. Notably, the videos in Watch and Make tabs are sourced from YouTube Kids.
it says it’s worked with academic experts and children’s education specialists to gauge and choose “teacher-approved” apps in Google Play. Users also get access to free books through the Read tab. According to the company, the section curates over 400 books freed from charge, a minimum of within the U.S.
In its blog post, Google points out that youngsters Space requires a separate Google account for your child. Also, you’ll not get access to Google Assistant in Kids Space. Kids Space is going to be available first in select Lenovo tablets like the Lenovo Tab M10 HD Gen 2. Google has plans to expand Kids Space to more Android tablets within the future.