My absolute TEE-total favorite thing about the Windows Phone 8 by HTC is KID’S CORNER!
My dear, dear lazy moms. This feature is truly a mom’s phone’s best friend. Let me explain it to you….
I’ve shown you before how I set up my start screen with my Windows Phone. Since then I’ve rearranged it a bit and added/deleted things. Here’s what MY start screen looks like now:
Now, picture this.
My kids ask to play with my phone. I hand it over to them and when I get my phone back, my start screen looks like a jumbled mess of craziness and they’ve called China 14 times.
Anyone picture that with amazing clarity, as if it just happened to you, oh… 45 minutes ago?
Yeah, I thought so.
BUT LISTEN! THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH THE WINDOWS PHONE!
Oh no! You see, there’s this little beauty of a thing called Kid’s Corner. And it allows you to have a start screen JUST for your kids!
*lazy moms pass out from sheer wonder that this could actually be true!*
And it IS true!!
As soon as I got my Windows Phone I set up the Kid’s Corner settings. Here is my kids’ Kid’s Corner start screen:
And here’s the beauty of it… *I* get to control what goes on their start screen and subsequently have access to on my phone!
All you have to do is hold down the app you want to select for Kid’s Corner and wait for this magical little window to appear…
Click on the “add to kid’s corner” and BAM! Modern life just became easier for all us lazy moms out there.
To celebrate this awesome feature on the Windows Phone, Windows is hosting a kid’s art contest!
In this contest they’re asking kids to create a drawing that answers the following question: “What do you wish your Windows Phone could do? How do you imagine yourself, your family, and others using your phone?”
Four winners will have their artwork recreated and painted realistically by professional artist Dave DeVries (like this picture!).
If you are interested in submitting a kid’s drawing, have your child (12 years of age or younger) color, draw, or paint a picture of a Windows Phone in use, and send it to email@example.com by 11:59 PM PST on March 8th, 2013.
You can e-mail a high-res scan/photo of the drawing (no more than 8 MB) and include your child’s name, age, and your name and email address, as well as the story that went behind the drawing. Read up on the full official rules here.
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