Kid’s Corner on the Windows 8 Phone #SummerSwitch

19th July 2013

One of the best features on the new Windows 8 phone for me, as a mom, is the Kid’s Corner. Kid’s corner is ” basically a phone within your phone” that is dedicated to the little people in your life.

To get to Kid’s Corner on the Windows 8 phone, instead of swiping up to get into your phone, you swipe to the left and once you’ve downloaded it onto your phone, you’re there!

The Kid’s Corner basically allows your kids to play games, take pictures, draw, play music and watch videos and use a number of apps, without having to worry that they will accidentally access your phone and mess with your setup. Also, you have the control of what they can access by choosing what you download into the Kid’s Corner area of the phone. The kids will be able to open and access Kid’s Corner on their own, while your stuff is protected (you will have to setup a password to do this). Kids will also be able to customize their Kid’s Corner by changing the colors and even the placement and sizes of the tiles. 

There are thousands of apps, games and music available to purchase that you can add to Kid’s Corner to make it fun for your kids. You’ll find tons of family friendly, educational  and classic options in the games section, as well as music and videos. Once you’ve decided what you want to add to the phone, you can then choose what they can or can’t access in the Kid’s Corner, with the convenient toggle feature. Rather than deleting an app for example, you can toggle it off and it will no longer show in the Kid’s Corner until it is toggled on again.

My kids LOVE Kid’s Corner and I like that I can hand the phone to them without worrying about what they’re doing or deleting off my phone. The camera takes amazing pictures, even when little people are the photographers. The speakers are nice and loud so they can enjoy it together, without using or sharing ear phones. Both my six year old and nine year old have both really enjoyed playing  with the cool drawing apps like Draw Free! and Create Studio.

Kid’s Corner is just another great feature of the Windows 8 Phone that you should definitely check out!

Disclosure:  I am a part of the #SummerSwitch Challenge.  The Nokia 920 Windows 8 phone was provided to me to use for the challenge my Microsoft Canada.  As well, I will receive compensation for my participation in this event.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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