Two best-selling books — iPhone for Dummies and iPad for Dummies – consistently remind readers of Apple’s “habit of redecorating the iTunes Store every so often, so allow us to apologize in advance if things aren’t exactly as described here.”
In fact, that’s the reason behind my recent flurry of posts on how to find kids’ apps, games, movies and TV shows on the App Store and iTunes. You see, Apple has not only massively remodeled its virtual stores in recent months for iOS 6. It has also added or expanded its wonderful kids’ collections. However, it has placed these collections inside other collections that you may need help remembering when you want to return. And, links to some of these kids’ collections appear only whimsically on your iPad and iPhone, if at all.
Now a self-described busy, iPicky mom requested that I gather links to previously featured kids’ collections in one spot for quick and easy access. So here they are. Bookmark this post, like she will, for ongoing use. I will update this page as needed to link to any other special children’s collections that Apple creates going forward. I’ve already added a new one at the end of the list. Happy, happy!
TIP: Of course, Apple curates many more children’s collections by theme than those listed here. I focus on those that offer kids’ age guidance, which is key to getting the most satisfaction and your money’s worth on kids media.
App Store and iTunes links to special kids’ collections
TIP: The best way to see most all of Apple’s kids’ collections is with iTunes on a computer. Click on any genre listed up top (music, movies, TV shows and so on), and you’ll find a kids’ section in the “All Categories” drop down menu or listing on the upper-right hand, or within a collection in the main drop down menu of the genre.