Please enjoy this post brought to you by DoubleScoop. This app is seriously cool, y’all!
Have you ever had a ‘tech support’ call from your parents? I think the last one I had lasted 45 minutes as I walked my mom through how to download a photo of my daughters. While I enjoy speaking to my mom, guessing what her screen is like and understanding her technology challenges is a drag. But on the flip side, it’s really important to me, and perhaps even more so for her and my kids, to keep in touch with my kids. So I was thrilled to hear that two people in the town I live in were developing a safe and easy way for young kids and grandparents to stay connected. In fact, I started to work for the company, called DoubleScoop.
- It keeps all the pictures, stories, recordings and photos in one place, so neither kids nor grandparents need to search around their computer or download attachments.
- It’s really easy to use. Once an account is set up, a child can just click on our ice cream cone icon and go. Same with a grandparent!
- Kids and grandparents communicate directly with each other. This is really unique – a lot of sites require a parent to post information on behalf of the child. With DoubleScoop, the child and grandparent begin to build a one-to-one relationship.
- Kids can use it independently, and mom doesn’t have to schedule a call or Skype session. DoubleScoop is so safe and easy to use, I can have my kids send messages or sing happy birthday while I am making breakfast. It’s so convenient.
- It is safe for kids. DoubleScoop has no advertising or external links, and there is no way for a person to ‘find’ kids.