Typic Kids - Fun Photo Editor

Common Sense Media says

Easy-to-use photo embellisher -- just watch sharing options.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Each step is really easy, and kids will have no problem embellishing their photos.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Several options for frames and stickers are available for free. An in-app purchase of $1.99 unlocks all the stickers and frames and removes the Typic logo from saved photos.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

The privacy policy is not linked in-app but is available online. The app collects non-personal usage data. Kids can share photos via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from within the app. Sharing is protected by a parent-only screen that requires answering a single-digit multiplication problem, which most kids using the app would be able to do with no problem.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Typic Kids - Fun Photo Editor is remarkably easy to use to embellish photos with kid-friendly fonts, stickers, and frames. And it's also really easy to share those photos on any social media accounts installed on the tablet. Before sharing, kids do see a message that says "Parents Only" that requires solving a simple, one-digit multiplication problem, but most kids interested in photo editing would be able to answer that on their own and could end up sharing their photo creations on their parent's social media accounts.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Arts

  • photography

Skills

Creativity

  • making new creations

Tech Skills

  • digital creation
  • using and applying technology

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Typic Kids is fun to use, and kids will enjoy adding frames, stickers, and text to customize their pictures.

Learning Approach

Kids can express their creativity and relive memories with images, written text, and embellishments. 

Support

Instructions are mostly visual and pretty minimal, but the whole process is intuitive.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Arts

  • photography

Skills

Creativity

  • making new creations

Tech Skills

  • digital creation
  • using and applying technology

Kids can learn to do some basic photo editing, including applying filters, resizing photos, and adding embellishments. They can practice descriptive, concise writing by adding text or captions to the photos. The app could be a great digital journaling tool for kids to create text and image memory books. Kids can use Typic Kids to practice photo editing and writing, and it's a creative tool for sharing memories.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

What's it about?

With TYPIC KIDS - FUN PHOTO EDITOR, kids can resize photos they take in-app or pull from the camera roll; apply filters; add text, stickers, and frames; and then share their photos by email or social media or save them to their camera rolls. Photos created with the free version will have the Typic watermark on them; you can remove it with an in-app purchase. The free version includes a few frames and stickers; an in-app purchase unlocks dozens more.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Typic Kids is bright, colorful, and mostly kid-friendly. The instructions are written, so it's best for readers, but the step-by-step process is easy to follow. Kids can undo each step, so they can try different effects with no worries. There are a few options for kids to add fun details to their pictures, but access to all the sticker packs and frames requires an in-app purchase.

The sharing options are a concern for a kids' app. Kids interested in the fun themes and stickers are probably not old enough for their own social media accounts, but they're probably old enough to answer a simple multiplication problem to access the parent controls, which would allow them to email the images or share them on the social media accounts installed on the device.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about safe photo-sharing habits. Read "Is It Safe to Post Photos of Your Kids?" for tips on safe posting.

  • Encourage kids to use Typic Kids - Fun Photo Editing to create digital scrapbook pages. They can save them to the camera roll and then save them externally.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free (with in-app purchases)
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:July 25, 2014
Category:Photo & Video
Size:63.50 MB
Publisher:Hi Mom S.A.S
Version:1.3
Minimum software requirements:iOS 7.0 or later

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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