Monthly Archive: July, 2012

Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure

It’s time for the second of our activity days based on a favourite app, and this time we chose Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure. Developed by Kidoodle Apps, this is our most-used drawing app. Pirate Scribblebeard’s… Continue reading

Little Nonsense app seeks child narrators

Children’s poet and illustrator Colin West is transferring his rhymes from book to screen – and children across the UK are being invited to take part. Little Nonsense is a new iPhone/iPad app based… Continue reading

July Updates (Bizzy Bear / My PlayHome)

Quick – Bizzy Bear Builds a House is FREE for today, July 25th, only!  This is the first time Nosy Crow has experimented with making an app free, and it is well worth the download.… Continue reading

Bugs and Buttons

Today we’ve had a great day doing activities based on the theme of Bugs and Buttons. This app, by Little Bit Studio, is one of our favourite activity apps. I was excited to hear… Continue reading

Savouring Summer

So, today is the first day of the summer holidays where we are. I have seven and a half weeks to fill.  Seven. And. A. Half. Weeks. I’m the sort of mum who is… Continue reading

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Today was my son’s last day at preschool. Next year he’ll be heading up to big school. I’m very excited about this new phase in his life, when he will start to build on his existing… Continue reading

The Wrong Book

If you like a story app which feels like a “proper” book, take a look at The Wrong Book by Nick Bland (developed by We Are Wheelbarrow). It looks like a book sitting on a… Continue reading

I’m looking for an app about… Space

Every month, I link up with the brilliant children’s book blog Playing By the Book written by Zoe Toft. Zoe hosts a monthly thematic round-up of bloggers’ book reviews under the title “I’m Looking… Continue reading

Why should I pay for kids apps?

I’ve been mulling over a blog post on the price of kids apps for a few weeks, but haven’t had a chance to get my thoughts down on paper. Hopefully over the summer, the chance… Continue reading

The Champion Hare – giveaway

The Champion Hare is the uplifting story of a small hare who enters a sports competition alongside a host of other animals. In every event he tries his very best. But he is always pipped… Continue reading