If you have a Google Cardboard and a kid who is desperate to try it, don’t worry. Here’s a list we have compiled for you of the best apps for kids in 2017 (and don’t worry, they are adult friendly as well!)
The best child-friendly VR Apps of 2017
For any younger users of Cardboard VR Glasses, these apps promise a lot of fun, a lot of excitement and, potentially, a lot of learning.
1. Cleanopolis VR (Free) – Captain Clean needs your help! Your mission is to fight against climate change and ensure the city of Cleanopolis gets rid of its CO2 cloud. Your faithful companion Tobby will help you explore the 3D city and help you reduce CO2 emissions and beautify the city with mini-games, quizzes and even a movie theatre! This is a great app to learn more about the environment and how to protect it.
2. Jurassic VR (Free) – Travel back in time to learn about the history of dinosaurs and meet your favourite one! You can walk through the shores and jungles and observe the behaviour of these ancient giants. Walk with total freedom and don’t worry! The dinosaurs will not come at you. This is a great game to learn more about these fantastic ancient animals.
3. InMind VR(Free) – With the help of nanotechnologies you will be shrunk to a micro level an enter the patient’s body. You will have to achieve your mission, fixing neurons and their connections while learning the miracles of the human mind. Immerse yourself in the depths of the human brain and learn more with this funtastic game!
4. Zombie Pirates (Free, With In-App Purchase) –Do you like zombies? Do you like pirates? If your answer is yes then you can’t miss this game! Defend your treasure in this colourful and fun adventure. With a gun filled with water balloons you can keep your gold safe from the zombie pirates who are out to get it. This is a fantastic app to have tons of fun!
5. Lamper VR: Firefly Rescue (Free) –With this app you will get guaranteed fun. Play as little Lamper, a brave lighting bug travelling through woods and caverns to save his friends from the mean spiders! With the use of power ups and fireballs you can blast through your enemies and get closer to your friends. This game has a fantastic tutorial that will help you and beautiful worlds full of colour.
Is VR Safe For Kids?
Most premium headsets come with an age warning, but that’s due to their weight more than anything else. With cardboard VR glasses, a lot of the danger has been taken away, but it is still important to make sure that your kids are supervised whilst using VR headsets. It’s also advised that their access to these devices is limited by frequent breaks. Otherwise, as with any other display technology, there is the risk of discomfort, eye strain or disorientation.
Choose Cardboard VR Glasses For A Safe, Fun Experience For Your Kids
Thanks to these headsets, you can let your kids gain access to a full range of online apps which can not only be entertaining but which can help to teach them about the world around them as well. Thanks to the affordable price tag of Google Cardboard, there is also less of a risk of your kids irreparably damaging your headsets.
For more information on our cardboard VR glasses, get in touch with the Maxbox VR team here and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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