Parents and carers are often concerned about introducing their young children to the digital world through mobile devices. Through Appiness we can help.

We have identified a range of fun, educational apps which are suitable for young children and support early skills in reading, writing, numbers, art, music and science. We have loaded them onto an iPad in the children's area of Dunbar, Haddington, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Prestonpans and Tranent Libraries. Have fun playing together with your child to find out which grab their attention.

We will be running sessions across libraries later in the year introducing you and your child to digital technology. If you're interested in attending any of these sessions please contact us at

If you do have concerns about the safe use of mobile technology by children of any age then you can find some really useful information at the UK Safer Internet Centre.