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There have been lots of letters recently about kids spending too much time staring at their screens.ens. Like many readers, I suspectpect they do, and would urge them to go out and – as my mother used to say – get their hands dirty. But there is a compromise, which is foror kids to take their phones and tablets with them outside,e, and use apps that enhancence their experience. They then get the best of both worlds.
Here are three that I enjoy with my grandchildren. First, there’s ibird Pro for my ipad ( www.snipca.com/25673), which helps you to identify UK birds. It’s £14.99, so not cheap. But then happy days with grandchildren are priceless. Second is Tree ID from the Woodland Trust ( www.snipca. com/25674, pictured), a free app for identifying trees – perfect for conkerhunting days out. And the third is the self-explanatory Cloudspotter (£2.99 from www.snipca.com/25675). All are for IOS, but I’m sure they’re also available for Android. Larry Mitchell