TORONTO, Ontario, March 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids’ screen time has soared during the pandemic, yet parents are reluctant to restrict it because it’s their primary way of learning, socializing and playing. TimeoutIQ has the solution. It helps parents to subtly manage screen time, and challenges kids with educational content at their grade level while playing games, watching videos or engrossed in social media.
And, a child’s health and development are critical in a digital world. In fact, the Canadian Paediatric Society provides recommendations to parents that include:
* Be present and engaged when screens are used and, whenever possible, co-view with children.
* Be aware of content and prioritize educational, age-appropriate and interactive programming.
* Use parenting strategies that teach self-regulation, calming and limit-setting.
TimeoutIQ checks all the boxes.
“It’s kind of like a child supervisor and personal tutor all in one,” Shawn Desouza, app developer, says.
The app is designed to monitor kids in kindergarten through eighth grade and has a new content library based on the Ontario Elementary School Curriculum; it was compiled by teachers and education coaches.
“The app has questions and challenges meant to make the child stop and think. The benefit of doing this is to distract and interrupt the child’s…