Dedicated Kids Mode launched by Google

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
  • Follow author on
Google Kids Space
Representational Image

The global technology company, Google has introduced Kids Space Mode, a new way to explore and use technology for the children.

The feature which incorporates apps, books, and videos for kids will be on Lenovo tablets starting with the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD Gen 2, and will soon be available on more android tablets globally.

The mode contains parental controls along with the ways for parents to pick “teacher-approved” apps for their kids to learn and explore.

Mindo Brooks, UX Director of Kids & Families for Google said “Kids Space is designed to keep children at the center of the experience and enable them to explore what they love.”

Google Kids Space Mode suggests quality child-friendly content tailored to the needs of children. Apps and games from Google Play that have been approved by teachers and children’s education and media specialists led by advisers from Harvard will be included in the Kids Space.

In this mode, children can read, play, create, and discover new and exciting content according to their interest and also they can customize their own characters.

Google says it has worked with top publishers to make popular children’s books available for free and has a collection of over 400 books in the US that children can read through the Google Kids space. Kids can watch videos from YouTube kids on Watch & Tabs in a way that promotes off-screen activities, projects and innovations. However, books and videos are subject to availability in each area.

Brooks said parents have understood the role of technology in their children’s lives, especially during the period of the pandemic and also she said that “Google has realized that parents want more than parental controls and need help finding content that enriches and engages their children.”

Parents can choose to download additional apps, games, and books from Google Play to customize. For accessing the kids’ space mode, the child would need a Google Account.