The Caped Learner is an app review blog featuring great educational apps for young children. It is dedicated to helping parents make good app choices in an era where we struggle to make informed technology decisions.
If this blog had a manifesto, it would be:
- Apps – like other forms of media – have tremendous power for learning. Let’s harness this power.
- Apps are best experienced when children have an attentive parent on hand. Let’s stay close to our children when they use apps.
- Our children are profoundly influenced by media. Let’s steer our children towards media that is developmentally appropriate for them.
The Caped Learner is written by Rahat Mahmood, mother of three young children, and a technology professional from way back – when the Internet was even more mysterious than her mother currently believes it to be. Raised in the busy cities of Karachi and Toronto, she does not know what she would do with herself on a deserted island (though she imagines she would catch up on some reading). Rahat lives in Toronto and uses her children as an excuse to indulge herself in her secret passion for children’s fiction, apps and baking.
This blog is named after a certain four-year-old, who believes, all things are best experienced with a cape on.