Android: Earlier this year, we highlighted the kid-safe browser Zoodles. They're back with a mobile version that brings kid-safe browsing, with a simple and secure interface, to Android phones.
You'll find no shortage of educational and fun games in the Android Market, but nearly all of them have one annoying and glaring deficiency. They are ad-supported and little fingers inevitably click on the ad, loading a web browser and leading the child — confusingly — out of the game and into the greater web. Zoodles offers a walled garden where kids can click with abandon and not end up getting sent to an advertiser's site or inadvertently calling Berlin from mummy's phone.
You can customise the experience the child has based on their age and ability and storing that information in a profile — as seen in the picture above. You could, for example, have an account with only simple non-reading games for your two-year-old and another with early reader games for your five-year-old.
Zoodles is free but offers premium features for $US7.95 per month that include monitoring tools and additional customisations and available restrictions. Download Zoodles by searching for Zoodles in the Android Market or scanning the QR code at right. Have a favourite kid-friendly tool for your Android phone? Let's hear about it in the comments.