The Sesame Workshop, you know the folks who make Sesame Street, have released guides that will aid developers in making children’s apps.
They have been at it for as long as I can remember, and for as long as my mom can remember. They also have tons of studies that have focused on child learning.
The papers also have several touchscreen studies conducted by the Sesame Workshop that shows developers what type of interaction with their iPad works best. This is especially helpful for them as they may not have the resources to conduct full-scale testing on large groups of kids.
The study also explains what sort of gestures children have more trouble with. It’s a pretty interesting bunch of information to share, and it will be cool to see if developers use it when it comes to making applications for young children.
It’s available here, and it’s free.