Friday app round-up 30/03/2012 – tally tots, maths and pre-school classroom

March 30, 2012

I’ve been involved in a few discussions this week about whether it’s a good idea for young kids to have access to expensive electronic equipment like iPads. I don;t think it’ll come as a surprise to anyone to learn that I am very much in favour of kids having access to iPads, having seen first […]

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Friday app round-up 16/03/2012 – Miffy, Land of Me and Miss Spider

March 16, 2012

I haven’t picked an app of the week this week, not because there hasn’t been an obvious candidate that we all are unable to stop playing, but because if I keep going on about how fantastic Where’s My Water? – Disney (69p – Universal) is you’re all going to get bored! (They released 20 additional […]

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Friday app round-up 09/03/2012 – a Disney week!

March 10, 2012

This week has been rather dominated by the Apple announcement of the new iPad, and I’ve already written about my initial reaction to that. As far as apps are concerned I’ve managed to grab quite a few new ones this week thanks to some very generous developers who have offered their apps free for a […]

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Friday app round up 02/03/2012

March 2, 2012

We’ve all been busy this week, and with the nicer weather coming along there’s been a bit more outdoor play and a bit less playing on iPads for the geek family this week. Consequently we haven’t tested out many new apps, and there are only two I really want to tell you about today. They […]

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Friday app round-up 23/02/2012

February 24, 2012

There are one or two companies who make iPad/iPhone apps for kids who can pretty much do no wrong in my book. They consistently put out high quality, educational, entertaining apps with a wide appeal and what I call a great “shelf life” – something that the kids will go back to time and time […]

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My confession: I’m a window shopper

January 4, 2012

I have a confession to make – I am a window shopper when it comes to houses. Despite being very happily established in my own family home, I can’t keep away from show homes and estate agents. I love to have a good old nosey at other people’s houses. And the great news is that […]

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Win a Kindle with Simply Tap

November 29, 2011

As you may or may not know, I’m a bit of an app addict. I enjoy finding and testing new apps, and of course I enjoy sharing them with you too. I recently found out, from the lovely Sian over at Mummy-tips, about a new app which promises to simplify shopping, . Anything that simplifies shopping is good […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – Drawing Pad

November 18, 2011

This week’s app of the week is inspired by my friend Minibreak Mummy who wrote an excellent blog post last week explaining why she thinks the iPad is a perfect computer for toddlers. I have to agree completely with her on that, and so do both my kids! It came out in the comments to that post that […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – Meningitis Signs and Symptoms

November 11, 2011

I’m doing something a little bit different in my “app of the week” spot this week. One of the things I love about my iPhone is that I always have it with me, and that means I can put apps on it in case of emergencies. For example, I have a simple first aid app, […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – GarageBand

November 4, 2011

I’ve been running my “app of the week” segment for a little while now, and I hope you’re enjoying them. My criteria for selecting each app are pretty simple – I look for an app that is relevant to families, and it has to be an app that I would personally recommend. I also try […]

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What on earth is NaPodPoMo?!

November 1, 2011

November is a very busy month on the Internet. There seem to be a whole collection of community activities that happen at this time of year. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is probably the most high profile, but Movember (grow a moustache for charity) seems to be getting more well known as well – I […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – Me Books

October 21, 2011

After a little break, during which I won an award, had to cope with a poorly geekdaughter and finally broke my iphone by upgrading to iOS 5, I am back with a new app of the week for you all. What have I chosen to share with you all this week? Read on to find […]

Read the full article → – app of the week 3 – Touchnote

September 9, 2011

Here am I again with my third “app of the week”. Now, as I may have mentioned already, last week we were away on holiday in the Lake District, and this gave me the perfect opportunity to have a play with an app that I’ve had on my phone for a while, but never had […]

Read the full article → – App of the Week – 1 – Mr Moonlight

August 26, 2011

I’d like to introduce you to a new feature that’s going to be a regular here on – it’s my App of the Week. Each Friday I’ll be bringing you a report of an app that’s caught my eye over the last week. At the moment these are likely to be mostly, but not […]

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