Kids and the Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Saturday 20 September 2014: First Joseph

I can still remember my first trip to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was in the late 1970s, and my parents took me to watch a school production performed by kids at a school where a friend of my Dad’s was a teacher. It must have been one of the first musicals, […]

App Talk episode 10: Mr. Crab #AudioMo

Mr Crab

listen to ‘App Talk episode 10: Mr. Crab #AudioMo’ on Audioboo App Name: Mr Crab Developer: Illusion Labs Platform and Price: iOS (Universal – requires iOS 7 and above, however I believe earlier versions will run on original iPad) – Free (with in-app purchases) App overview: This is a really fun platform-style arcade game. You control a crab who has […]

App Talk episode 6: Dipdap #AudioMo

Dipdap

listen to ‘App Talk episode 6: Dipdap #AudioMo’ on Audioboo App Name: Dipdap Developer: Cube Interactive Platform and Price: iOS (Universal) / Kindle Fire / Android – £1.99 App overview: Dipdap is a fun little drawing app aimed at kids aged between about 2 and 6 years old. It’s based on the CBeebies programme of the same name, although […]

App Review: Sago Mini Forest Flyer (iOS)

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Have you heard of Sago Sago toys yet? If not, you’re about to! They are a Canadian app developer who specialise in making apps for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Oh, and they were recently bought by Toca Boca (who I may have mentioned here once or twice before…!). My first experience with Sago Sago was when […]

Book Review: The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name from Lostmy.Name

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I was contacted via Twitter a couple of months ago and asked if I’d like to review a personalised story book. I’m always keen to show that geeks love books as well as gadgets, and so I agreed. I was given a code which allowed me to order two personalised books from the LostMy.Name web […]

Two New Toca Boca Apps – Toca Mini and Toca Hair Salon Me #review

The geekdaughter with curly blue hair, thanks to Toca Hair Salon Me

It’s a bold claim when a company emails you describing themselves as “The World’s Leading Digital Toy Developer”, but when that company is Swedish app developer Toca Boca, it’s completely justified. After all, this is a company that has recently celebrated 50 million worldwide downloads of its apps, all of which appear to be universally […]