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Meredith Introduces Mom+ App To Breathe Digital Life into Print Pages

Meredith Parents Network has introduced a new app for parents called the Mom+ app that is designed to breathe digital life into print magazines.

The free app, which was designed by Nellymoser for both  iOS and Android, integrates content from multiple titles under the network’s umbrella of publications. Readers of the print publications can scan pages of the June and July issues of Parents, American BabyFamilyFun and Ser Padres magazines and the app will load bonus content. This includes photo galleries, videos, sweepstakes, and even links to purchase products that are featured on the pages. There are even special ads that readers can access through the app. App users can also use the app to share magazine content directly to Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. Read more

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Parents Brings Flash Cards to Apple Devices

Parents is bringing back flash cards, Apple-style, as its editors teamed up with child-development experts to create Parents Flash Cards, a new app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Parents Flash Cards are available for colors, shapes, letters, and numbers, with the first two offered free-of-charge and the latter pair priced at $0.99 apiece. The packs contain games including flash cards, quizzes, and tracing. Parents said packs for addition/subtraction and multiplication/division will be available by year-end.

Parents editor-in-chief Dana Points said:

The app uses animation, sound, and friendly graphics to keep kids motivated. And I love the positive reinforcement Parents Flash Cards gives kids as they make progress.