Dear Creatives, Another App review today this geared toward kids ages 7-10 is for the News-O-Matic app. News-O-Matic is a engaging & interactive daily newspaper for kids! The app engages readers 7-10 in daily news encouraging reading and delivering it in an age appropriate way. Articles are written by non-fiction children’s journalists, professional writers. Teacher input and an on-staff child psychologist that review all articles before press-time ensure emotionally safe content. News-O-Matic is certified by the kidSAFE® Seal Program. Let me tell you a little more about the News-O-Matic app.
Kids can choose from the top five stories. Each story inviting interaction by having a fact button that shows additional facts. A go to button mapping the story (s ) location(s) mapping them globally. & a you are here button vs story location.
Each daily issue features:
- Five dynamic news articles
- A meter to rate each article * Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
- Informative maps showing the precise location of every story
- An interactive history-based timeline
- News Room – where our readers can draw or ask questions about the news
- Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
Sammie is always using the computer & searching out things to discover with me watching. I love the idea of having an app that shows age appropriate information that is interactive & engaging, not to mention educational! She really enjoyed using this app! I even passed the information on to her teacher. ( you can too via Press 4 Kids Teacher Version)
The graphics are clear, brilliant in color & easy to navigate. This is an app that inspires kids to be news readers & informed about current events or related history on a global scale.
This is app requires: ios 6.0 or later. Due to it’s being add free it is subscription based. There was 3 issues free for the trial, but I’m not sure if it’s still available. Subscriptions are currently: $1.99 one week free (10 issues), 1 month $6.99 (22 issues), annual $49.99 (260 issues)
I highly recommend you try it out! Visit to find out more News O Matic
What are your favorite apps for kids? Have your kids tried reading News-O-Matic?