Inside Kinzoo
December 12, 2022

Introducing Together: A new way to grow closer with long-distance grandkids!

Together joins the Kinzoo family of apps, offering a new way for long-distance grandparents and grandkids to connect!

We’re excited to announce that Together Family Video Chat has joined the Kinzoo family! We’re thrilled to add a new way for our community to keep in touch—one that helps adults and grandparents make meaningful memories with the kids in their lives, no matter the distance.

The challenge of long-distance playtime

Families today are spread far and wide. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins often live across different cities, countries and even continents. But despite the distance, staying connected with loved ones is more important than ever. We go to great lengths to maintain our close relationships—and when our families grow, the drive to establish bonds runs deep.

When we're unable to get together in person, video calling can offer a lifeline—a way to see our loved ones' faces and hear their voices. And while it's incredible for older callers, it's an imperfect solution for our youngest family members.

While adults express themselves through conversation, kids express themselves best through play. It can be a struggle to keep them engaged and it's difficult to replicate a meaningful interaction with a video call alone. All of this makes it challenging for grandparents especially. Even when they're physically distant, they want to establish relationships with grandkids, and traditional video calls make it tough to enjoy discovery and play together. This leaves both sides of the digital conversation struggling: grandparents trying to engage grandkids, and grandkids unable to pay attention.

But, if we can find a way to make digital interactions with grandchildren fun and interactive—if we can read, draw, laugh and play together—we can help kids express their personalities.

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Video calls + fun and games = amazing memories!

We believe that the right kind of video calls can help grandparents and grandchildren have fun and truly get to know each other. With the right technology, distance doesn't have to be a hindrance. We can connect with each other and share meaningful experiences. Grandparents can be part of grandkids' lives, grandkids can enjoy their time connecting with family—and parents can watch relationships blossom.

Together uses play to connect kids with grandparents and extended family. Video calling combines with engaging games and exciting stories, giving grandchildren and adults common ground to grow relationships. Parents can trust that Together is positive screen time as kids learn and socialize with the people that care about them the most. Family members can share more than conversation, coming together to learn, laugh and make memories. Grandparents are a real part of grandkids' lives, offering support and building bonds, even when they can't be there.

Another way to bring you the best of technology

At Kinzoo, we believe in giving families the best of technology. That’s why all our apps and products are built around our Three C’s: connection, creativity and cultivation. We believe that children deserve tech that helps them create meaningful connections with their families—and we believe that Together is the perfect app to help them build relationships and deepen their connection with their long-distance grandparents.

Together is available on web, iOS and Android. There are more than 250 books to read with grandkids, lots of educational games and Topics to explore—and lots of creative activities built right into the app. Download it today, explore the library, and enjoy connecting with the little ones in your life.

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