Local Ga. mom creates app to help parents track kids’ learning
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Even though we’re a year into this pandemic, many families are still adjusting to students learning from home while some parents slowly go back to working in person. It can be challenging trying to keep track of how your kids are doing in school, but a local mom is helping parents with a new app named Brain Break.
Jennifer Flagge is a mother of five and she says she along with many other parents whose children are learning from home wanted to find a way to manage their child’s screen time to make sure they’re excelling with their school work.
“There are the parents who are concerned about what their children are missing with the fractured education that’s come with the pandemic. There are some excellent parental control apps but none that would do what I was looking for,” said Flagge.
She says this is why she invented the app Brain Break, giving parents more control of their child’s education with the swipe of a button.
“You see, I’ve got two phones. There is a parental one, and then there is a child version. I can see everything they’re doing on their phone, all the apps anywhere I am with my phone. We don’t have to be in the same house,” said Flagge.
She said the app allows parents to lock certain apps when their child is doing their school work, and the option to do random assessments.
“For every 15 minutes of screen time he’ll have to take a brain break and he’ll do grade level appropriate quizzes,” Flagge said. “He’ll even come to me and say ‘mom those quizzes were too easy.’”
She said this allows parents who can’t physically be there to be more involved in their child’s education and to fill the gaps of our new normal so children can grow and thrive. The app can be used if you have multiple devices per child too.
If you want to check out the app yourself you can download it now from the Google Play store.
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