There is no easy to way say this.
If you've ever had a MySpace profile, or still think Snapchat is only used by 14-year-old's to send x-rated pictures to each other... you're old.
Let's face it, 3 new apps were created while you changed that last diaper and you have no time to keep up. But before you throw your hands in the air (if Biggie Smalls just started playing in your head, you're proving how old you really are) consider using these three pieces of technology to stay in front of the curve.
1.) Circle with Disney
This is on of the cooler devices I've seen in awhile. This device plugs straight into your modem and allows you to control the internet on every device in your home. Each family member creates a profile and Circle begins to track which sites you've been on and how long you've been on it. My favorite feature is the giant "pause" button that allows you to pause the internet on every single device at any given time. Learn more HERE.
Think YouTube or Netflix, but for kids. This steaming video service was created by the creator of VeggieTales and is packed with tons of great resources for families. My three favorite features of this service are: 1.) They have an App for Roku (along with other smart devices) 2.) They have The Jesus Storybook Bible on video, which happens to be my favorite kids Bible. 3.) They have 5-minute video devotionals which are super helpful if you're a busy dad but are still committed to leading your kids toward Jesus. If you sign-up using the promo code DADTIRED you get a 1-month FREE trial.
3.) The Bible app for kids
This is, by far, my favorite app for my kids. My 4 year old son Elijah was playing this the other day when the story of Elijah came on. He freaked out. They did a beautiful job of telling the story of Elijah from the scriptures and it set me up as a dad to continue that conversation all week long. If your kids are going to be on a device, at least point them toward Jesus while they're on it. Download it for FREE here.
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