Muskan Arora recommends three mobile apps to help parents manage family chores, children’s play dates and promote child safety
FAMILY IN SAFE
Web, Android and iOS
This android app helps family members to remain connected and enables parents to track their children’s location.
Tracking — A location map helps track loved ones, especially children, to ensure they are safe.
Task List — This distinct feature enables family members to make a shared task list which is useful to distribute chores such as grocery shopping, household duties, etc.
Chat window — A common chat window enables family members to remain connected.
Android, iOS and Windows
Choremonster helps parents to distribute tasks within the family by offering treats and rewards. It involves setting deadlines, listing of tasks, assigning them to family members including children and setting deadlines.
Rewards — Points are awarded for every task completed which can later be redeemed or used to “purchase” a
camping trip, ice cream, an extra hour of Xbox, and more.
Scheduling tasks — You can schedule and reschedule tasks and approve the success of a task and award points to children.
Android and iOS
Smile Mom is a platform which connects mothers with same age group children in her neighbourhood. It enables parents to share problems and solutions, receive real-life support such as setting up play dates and buy-sell used baby products.
Questions and answers — A question and answer facility encourages parents to share similar experiences.
Marketplace — It offers a market to purchase and sell used baby and child products.
Meet-ups and play dates — Parents can arrange meet-ups and play dates with same-age neighbourhood children.