Little Pim Language Learning App Review

Disclosure: I received a free download code for the Little Pim language learning app, Spanish Colors. Any opinions are my own. For years I’ve worked with many children from bilingual families. I took 6 years of languages throughout the course of my high school and college years (Spanish and German) and though I could still probably […]

Speakaboos is a Fun Way to Promote Literacy For Preschoolers

Disclosure: In order to facilitate this post, I was provided with a free year of web and app access to Speakaboos, a fun way to promote literacy for preschoolers and any child who is learning to read. When I was a child, I had Sesame Street, and books from the library.   I also clearly remember learning […]

New Barbie iPad Makeup Mirror

At Toy Fair in New York City, I got a chance to preview some of the newest Barbie toys, set to be released in 2013. Aside from the typical dolls, and play sets, this year there is a new Barbie iPad makeup mirror.  Through facial recognition and a special wand, girls are able to put […]

Teaching Kids to Write With Kids Writing Apps

Everyday as an occupational therapist I’m teaching kids to write letters, numbers and draw pictures.  For most of the children I work with who are challenged by how they hold a pencil, or the ability to pay attention, it’s a daunting task, often met with refusal, especially when I hand over the dreaded pencil and […]

Hotel Tonight App for Last Minute Hotel Reservations

Have you ever tried to make last minute hotel reservations through Priceline or other websites like Kayak or Room Key? A few weeks ago we took a trip to New York City and I diligently researched the rates on Kayak and Room Key. I even tried twice to score a cheap hotel room on Priceline, […]

Game of Life zAPPed Edition

This year at Toy Fair we noticed an unbelievable amount of games that are going to be brought to market  that involve apps for use on the iPhone or iPad. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Hasbro is one of the dominators in the family game market, so I don’t know why […]

Educational iPad App for Kids

I am constantly on the look out for new and fun educational iPad Apps for kids. I recently tested out two of the Stella & Sam apps,by zinc Roe Productions. Stella and Sam, brother and sister, embark together on magical, imaginative adventures. Apparently these apps stem from a picture book and television series for preschoolers in […]

Similac Baby Journal App Review

Most of my son’s first year is quite foggy these days, but there are a few things I clearly remember in his early existence. I seriously struggled with the idea of whether to breastfeed or not throughout my entire pregnancy. So the morning I delivered Gavin and we brought him to the nursery, the nurse on […]

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