For parents who are after a different way of keeping their kids busy and entertained, especially offline, you can now notice and enjoy screen-free functions on Kinspire, the mobile app that directs your kids to offline activities.
With Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, a famous speaker; “Kinspire is this mysterious app that uses technology to move us out from technology. It’s kid-built, a place your kid can move in with you and discover interesting activities, crafts, projects, explorations, mostly with things you have around the house, which is something I really value and appreciate. This teaches resourcefulness, and it helps us get our kids away from tech in exciting and really approachable ways.”
Available on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store and featuring hundreds of kid-tested, screen-free activities from educators and parents, the Kinspire app seeks to solve one of the Covid era’s biggest parenting challenges: how do we balance our children’s screen time with offline learning and play?
At launch, Kinspire features of over 350 screen-free activities, including project-based STEAM activities from Tinkerclass, via NPR’s “Wow in the World” — a kids’ podcast designed to encourage kids to think and “tinker” with ordinary household items.
At the opening of the Kinspire app at first, you’ll observe a vertical organisation of photos, similar to Instagram. But instead of struggling through memes and news to discover funny activities to do with your family, you can go through the activity suggestions which are prepared for your needs. Each activity card will feature a photo taken by the Kinspire community, which includes teachers, activity creators, as well as parents and caregivers.
Parents are equally enabled to comb the suggested activities by age, whether it’s prepared for indoors or outdoors, prep time, how much parental involvement is needed, activity type, materials needed, and even the mess level involved. You can also save favorite activities you may want to try later. You and your child can choose activities together, or let them pick. When kids choose activities they love, they’re more likely to experience satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. As kids complete the activities in Kinspire, they earn in-app rewards as they accomplish things.
Kinspire uses classic gamification techniques to encourage families to increase their offline playtime, leveraging digital tools to enhance and encourage physical-world behaviours. Each time you create an activity or add a Kinspiration, you earn points toward levels that feature origami animal character rewards. A digital character badge goes on your profile, but more importantly, you receive printable instructions to build the character with paper at home.
The app’s “Kinspire Your Friends” feature lets you challenge friends and family to do an activity and share their version, in a kid-friendly, offline version of the current challenges craze.
Kinspire is also working on shoppable activities, a top user request during testing. This lets parents easily purchase all the necessary materials for an activity directly in the Kinspire app, instead of having to go to Amazon or another store. Kinspire would take a commission on those purchases.
Download Kinspire App for Kids for Android and iOS
The Kinspire app is a free download on iOS and Android in the U.S. and Canada.
You can download Kinspire for Android
You can download Kinspire for iOS