Apps en familia

New Brochure to Help Families Select—and Use—Children’s Apps Together - Family Time with Apps
Apps en familia

Finding apps for kids can be overwhelming, but parents shouldn’t feel alone…New Apps en familia handout by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop helps families select and use technology for learning.

The Apps en familia handout is a printable resource designed by research experts with parent feedback to help families choose and use apps for learning. It includes tips for selecting apps that meet children’s needs, suggested activities to engage in meaningful intergenerational play, a checklist to evaluate the value of apps, and other resources for learning.

Family Time with Apps
Apps en familia


Consejos/Tips on Technology card

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Consejos/Tips on Technology in English and Spanish. Tips on how to best engage parents with their children and technology, while also setting meaningful, safe limits on usage.

Pledge Cards

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Parent Reading Pledge Card in English and Spanish to encourage parents to make a commitment of reading more with their children at home.

More Resources

  • Growing Healthy Readers: Taking Action to Support the Health Determinants of Early School Success The Growing Healthy Readers series was developed by the Campaign’s Healthy Readers team and will help community- and state-level coalitions determine how to take action on priority issues that affect children’s health and learning.
  • MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Mi Plato En Espanol
  • NBC News Education Nation Parent's Guide to Social and Emotional Development is a comprehensive piece that details how parents can work on their own social skills.
  • Attendance Works and The Campaign for Grade Level Reading - Attendance in the Early Grades: Why it Matters for Reading
  • Attendance Works Help Your Child Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early Attendance Works En Espanol
  • Ask parents about the importance of school attendance in the early grades, and they can tell you why showing up every day matters. They can also share their very real challenges in getting children to school. Bringing Attendance Home, a new video from Attendance Works features parents talking to other parents about reducing absenteeism. Filmed in schools across the country, the video offers tips for parents and schools to improve student attendance. The video is perfect for a back-to-school night or parent summit. Download the video, and a guide and PowerPoint for leading discussions here.
  • California - 10 Questions to Ask Your School District about Fair School Funding / 10 Preguntas Para Hacerle A Su Distrito Escolar Sobre LCFF in English and Spanish
  • Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs). Colorín Colorado En Espanol
  • Common Sense Latino offers practical advice and videos for parents in Spanish, with topics including how to support kids’ digital learning, tips for using media and tech to support school goals and to stay connected with family, Latino role models in media and tech, and much more.
  • First 5 California - 90% of a Child's Brain Develops in the First 5 Years of Life
  • Education Equality Index is the first national comparative measure of the achievement gap between students from low-income families and their more advantaged peers.
  • First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.
  • GreatSchools GreatKids State Test Guide Resource for Parents - Use this simple tool to understand your child’s scores and learn how you can help at home. Guía del examen estatal para las familias - Use este sitio para entender los resultados de su hijo y aprender cómo puede ayudarle en casa.
  • Head Start Parent and Family Engagement Framework and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
  • Intercambio Uniting Communities is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build understanding, respect and friendship across cultures through educational and intercultural opportunities.
  • Kindergarten Readiness - FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and the Partnership for School Readiness have created an essential Parent Handbook that gives straightforward tips for families to get ready for school.
  •, a national family advocacy organization with tens of thousands of members in California, has launched a community for Spanish speakers: Mamá MamásConPoder assists parents in California and across the country to raise their voices to our elected leaders on issues of importance to families like high quality and affordable early education.
  • Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care.
  • ReadyRosie - Ready for school. Ready for the world.
  • Strive for 5! - a hands-on program designed to give you instant tools and ideas to promote children’s language development and improve the quality of your early learning environment. We have designed the program so that it is easy to use – everything is in one place, and you’ll have direct access to a great support system to ensure your success.
  • Tax Credits Outreach
  • Text4baby - Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging.
  • Too Small to Fail aims to help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five, so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.
  • Too Small to Fail Talk, Read, Sing Together, Every Day! - Too Small to Fail worked with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED) on a suite of resources that can help enrich children’s early language experiences beginning from birth. There are tip sheets for families, preschool teachers, and infant/toddler teachers and caregivers, as well as a fact sheet that highlights the evidence behind the benefits of being bilingual and embracing children’s home languages.
  • The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the 140+ communities working with the Campaign are dedicated to narrowing the gap between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers. This video shows why that gap occurs and how we can close it. - Statisticks Lottery
  • Vroom - Vroom offers a FREE Daily Vroom app that provides families and caregivers with brain-building moments. The Daily Vroom app is available in the Google Play Store, App Store, and the Amazon Marketplace.


Common Sense Media Niños en edad preescolar y las Apps
Common Sense Media Cómo el internet facilita la comunicación con la escuela de tus hijos
Common Sense Media Aplicaciones para regreso a la escuela para niños de 2 a 6 años
Invest in Us Sound Investments (with Shakira)
Invest in Us Better Futures (with John Legend)
Univision The latino challenge in early education