Google Play Store is getting a Kid section with "Teacher Approved" Apps

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2020

Now, more than ever, parents are relying on managing screen time for their kids to cope with stay-at-home orders. Children this young probably should not be allowed to watch or listen to the news. It can be hard to find apps and games that are appropriate and educational.

Google is suggesting that "everything" in this new Kids section is teacher approved, which means that the app or game has been given an approval badge through a team of academic experts that Google worked with.

These changes will start rolling out over the next few days, according to Google, starting in the USA but expanding internationally over the following months. Google Play Pass costs $4.99 a month for unlocked access to over 350 apps.

Google is launching the Kids tab earlier than planned, saying it has received positive feedback and could be especially useful now. The listing for teacher approved apps also list out exactly why the app was marked (below).

Google says, "Today's announcement wouldn't be possible without teachers who've been working closely with us for the last few years to curate apps that can help kids develop, grow and have fun". Google hopes to make that a bit easier for parents with two new changes coming to the Play Store: A new Kids tab filled with apps best suited for them, and a new "teacher approved" app rating to mark the cream of the age-appropriate crop.

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