5 iPad Apps for Halloween 2013

28 October 2013 0 comments

With half-term looming, Halloween around the corner and weather forecasters warning about storms coming next week, I spent a bit of time looking for a few Halloween iPad apps in case we have a few days stuck indoors. We’ve had a really good play with some of the Halloween iPad Apps today and I can […]

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Never thought I’d download a kid’s app like this…..

16 April 2013 4 comments

I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to kids apps and often boast ‘you’ll only find educational apps on my phone/ipad’.  I even have them in folders; Literacy, Numeracy, Big Books, etc.  You won’t find Angry Birds, Ninja Fruit or any farting animals! However, during the school holidays, I started to look for […]

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Sneak HD – iPad App for kids

2 April 2013 2 comments

Do you worry about your kids sitting like lumps in front of the iPad?  Then this app ‘Sneak HD’ by Made in Me (£1.49), is for you.  It gets them up off the sofa moving around, perfect for the looming school holidays. It does what it ‘says on the tin’.  There are 5 monsters that […]

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Why I pay for Apps?

29 January 2013 4 comments

One of the biggest reasons I tend to pay for Apps is to avoid the advertising.  Plus, I’ve heard of children managing to download full versions at great expense to their parents.  This happened to one of my neighbors  but he did manage to get a £70 credit from Apple and he has now changed the […]

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How to set Parental Controls on LoveFilm App

22 January 2013 4 comments

I really should pay more attention.  I put far too much trust in Film/TV Producers and recently Lovefilm, to know what is appropriate for my daughter to watch.  I’m guilty of putting the TV on and if it’s on Cbeebies, Boomerang or Nickelodeon I don’t even give it a second thought, trusting that what she […]

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Apps we love! Doodlecast

18 October 2012 0 comments

I absolutely love this app, bar the music at the beginning.  At first, Doodlecast (£1.99)  just looks like another drawing app which we have many, but if I’m honest we prefer paper and crayons for that.  What I really love about this one is that the children can record their own narrations whilst drawing the […]

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Didn’t your mother ever tell you you’ll go blind…..

24 May 2012 5 comments

I went to an event a while back; while I was there I lent my Ipad to one of the mum’s daughters to keep her occupied as it’s full to the brim with educational apps. Another mother, who wasn’t meddling or being judgmental, asked me if I worried about the affect it had on children’s […]

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How to ‘Pin’ on an iPad (Pinterest)

28 March 2012 3 comments

In the evenings, I like to sit on the sofa in front of the TV with my Ipad and do a bit of surfing.  Last night, I became a bit frustrated that I couldn’t ‘Pin’ things with the stroke of a button.  I tried the Pinterest App but didn’t get on with it. In the […]

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Ipad Apps for Kids: Magic Ink Books

27 March 2012 0 comments

I stumbled across this app, Magic Ink:  Tinkerbell and Friends,  the other night and I think it’s great. Kids have the opportunity to either read the story themselves or have it read to them. But this is where the magic begins, with a simple swipe of your finger you go from this….. To this, revealing […]

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iPad App Review: Eurotalk Maths Age 3-5

21 February 2012 1 comment

I have to say I tutted when I was first asked to review this app as the first Topic is free and then you have to pay for the others.  However, my daughter is loving it and keeps going back to it again and again.  She only has the Sorting and Matching Topic. I think […]

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