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Baby Apps Gain in Popularity

Dad holding happy baby Credit: Dad with baby image via Shutterstock

The next generation of smartphone and tablet users is getting younger … much younger.

The Apple and Android apps stores are filled with a host of apps specially designed for the youngest of consumers – babies.

One of the newest on the market is the BabyPlayFace app, which helps teach babies about their noses, eyes, ears and other parts of their face.

Using the app, the kids are able to view a picture of another baby's face on the smartphone or tablet screen and watch as animations accompany both written and spoken words for each facial feature.

With devices that have built-in front-facing cameras, parents are able to record their kids learning the different face words and then share the memory with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter and email.

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For bilingual families or parents who want their baby to speak more than one language, the app can run in 14 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Users can buy all features of the app for $1.99, or individual features for 99 cents each.

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance business and technology writer who has worked in public relations and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter. You can reach him atchadgbrooks@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @cbrooks76.

Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.

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