There are millions of apps that children enjoy and in this article, we’ve tried to include a variety suitable for different age ranges and requirements. Obviously, everyone is different and it’s worth trying out different apps until you find something suitable. There are plenty of free apps that you can download and then delete soon after if you choose. This is really useful if you have a child that becomes bored quickly.
Using Apps Responsibly
It’s also worth noting the importance of monitoring how time on certain apps (or games) affects children with ADHD. Do you find that limiting screentime or having a set cut-off point before bedtime helps them to settle? You may want to explore if the devices your child uses have parental controls. Do you set boundaries such as no phones in bedrooms, daily screen time limits or removing devices after a certain time? If your child is mature enough to understand why these rules are necessary and for their benefit, it might be worth trying to create them together.
For a child who has their own phone, you might want to try AppBlock. This is an app that blocks apps and websites you don’t want your kids to use. You can also use it to limit their screen time.
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