ROSLYN HEIGHTS, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- 4KidCal -- a mobile calendar app created to help young children learn how to organize events, make plans for the days ahead and develop invaluable long term time management skills -- is winning praise from busy families and is emerging as a popular choice for those looking for inexpensive stocking stuffers for today's technology driven youth.
Available for download on the App Store's Education category for $1.99, 4KidCal is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (requires iOS 4.3 or later and 8.5 MB). The app makes planning a colorful and highly intuitive experience, with simple task modules and effortless scheduling options providing children with an avenue to adopt personal planning into their daily repertoire.
4KidCal turns the mobile calendar app into a visually appealing educational experience simple enough for kids of any age to use. Scheduling is as easy as tapping on the date an event is to be scheduled, selecting one of the app's many audio-enabled interactive reminder icons, and recording an audio memo with the "What, Where and When" to outline the planned event. Since the app is specifically built for children, it's designed to help them jump in and start planning their schedules with little preparation.
All users need to get started with 4KidCal is a profile and an idea of what they want to do in the weeks ahead. The app provides youngsters with a single, easy-to-understand calendar interface surrounded by 28 colorful event-specific icons. These individualized icons include everything from an airplane to remind users of a family trip to a soccer ball to remind them of a big game coming up, and many others specially designed to take children's day-to-day activities into account.
"4KidCal offers today's tech savvy youngsters the perfect method to develop valuable time management skills they will need for success throughout their lives," said Susan Westfried, co-founder of 4KidCal LLC and a veteran teacher-mentor, staff developer and math coach with the New York City Department of Education. "Banking on our experience in early childhood education, we specially designed 4KidCal to appeal to children of all ages both visually and technically, helping them to jump right in and start planning out their months with little preparation."
Since its launch earlier this year by 4KidCal LLC, the app has received positive reviews from educational and parenting websites and blogs, including bestappsforkids.org, which called it "a wonderful, simple, and useful app for kids!" To view a demonstration video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdrnbE0VdTk
Based in Roslyn Heights, N.Y., 4KidCal LLC is an innovative new mobile applications developer committed to designing mobile experiences geared to help tech-engaged youngsters get a head start on advancing valuable life skills. For more information, visit www.4KidCal.com. © 4KidCal LLC. 2012. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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