Caroline Knorr

Caroline Knorr

Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one

What are the most essential apps to add to my kid's first device?

What are the most essential apps to add to my kid's first device?

Remember staying up all night assembling a train set, bike, or doll furniture to surprise and delight your kid at first sight? If you're giving your kid a smartphone or tablet this year, you'll need to put in some prep time, too. The first device is a milestone that signals a new chapter in your kid's life, and gives you both the opportunity to discuss raised expectations. With our basic setup tips, rule-setting ideas, and essential apps, you'll avoid some common missteps and set your kid up for success. Pre-holiday homework isn't every parent's idea of a jolly good time, but ...

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