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Thursday, December 5th, 2013
…and with family and friends, of course! Canon’s new, interactive Facebook app, North Pole PIXMA, lets children write letters and electronically draw pictures to send to Santa’s workshop (and to your Canon printer using Cloud Technology) through December 24th. Once your child sends her creation to Santa through the app, she’ll be shown a video of the crew, including Santa, Ms. Claus, the workshop elves and Abominable Snowman, receiving her wish list at the North Pole. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit. Plus, you can save the printed copy as a keepsake or share the list with all your little one’s prospective gift givers this year.
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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Tired of whipping up the same old? Stumped on your holiday menu this year?
Better Homes and Gardens has come up with the perfect solution. The brand re-launched its “Must-Have Recipes” app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
The new app features more than 500 recipes — everything from appetizers and main dishes to decadent desserts and holiday recipes.
Other cool features of the app include how-to videos, advanced browsing capabilities, the ability to share recipes by e-mail and Facebook, and personalized shopping lists.
Download the free app here today!
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Monday, December 10th, 2012
If you and your kids are long-time fans of Ranger Rick magazines, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) recently celebrated the magazine’s 50th anniversary by launching a new series, Ranger Rick, Jr., aimed at kids ages 4-7. The first issue (December 2012/January 2013) focuses on lions and introduces Ricky the Raccoon and Sammy the Skunk, friends who serve as guides to introduce fascinating facts, gorgeous photos, and fun games, activities, and stories. The new magazine’s format is simpler and the text is easier to read; plus, each new issue contains a pull-out poster that kids can display on their walls. (A subscription of 10 issues costs $19.95.)
Along with the magazine, the NWF also joined forces with Moonbot Studios and released a storybook app just for the iPad. In the Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures — Lions! app, Ricky the Raccoon and Lars the Lion help kids learn how lions in the African grasslands live. The app has an abundance of interactive stories, games, puzzles, music, and other features. (The app is now available on iTunes for $4.99.)
To also mark the 50th anniversary of Ranger Rick, the NWF collaborated with Fablevision Studios (founded by children’s book author Peter H. Reynolds) to create the magazine’s first iPad app, Ranger Rick’s Tree House. Geared toward kids ages 7-12, Ranger Rick brings kids to visit his home, a tree house in Deep Green Wood. Kids explore every nook and cranny of the tree house and customize it with seasonal decorations. Similar to the Ranger Rick Jr. app, older kids also learn aspects of outdoor wildlife by watching videos and playing interactive games and activities; there are also badges to be won and collected. (The app is now available on iTunes for $19.99, which includes an annual subscription of 4 issues with monthly bonus updates. Single issues are $4.99 with two monthly bonus updates.)
Help your kids learn more about animals and their natural habitats with these creative and educational magazines and apps.
Ranger Rick, Jr. Appventures
Ranger Rick Tree House
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Friday, November 30th, 2012
This time of year can put children’s (and parents’) patience to the test — long trips in the car to visit family, seemingly endless shopping lines. Make the most of the time your kids will spend waiting with a fun new educational app, Little Ashby: Star Reporter.
Created by Parents’ celebrity correspondent and Entertainment Tonight co-host Nancy O’Dell and developed by StoryChimes, the app is an interactive storybook that allows children to follow TV reporter Ashby (named after Nancy’s daughter) and her crew on exciting assignments.
Ashby’s first job? To interview Santa! Children will love joining Ashby on her journey to the North Pole. Along the way, they’ll learn educational facts, values, and morals that will be reinforced with engaging activities and games.
Little Ashby: Star Reporter – Santa’s Big Premiere is available on Apple devices now for $2.99. A portion of the proceeds for the app will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in honor of Bryson Foster, MDA’s 2012 National Goodwill Ambassador and the voice of Arty, the little cameraman, in the app.
Remember to keep an eye out for more adventures with Ashby and her crew in the new year!
Read more from Nancy O’Dell on Parents.com:
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Monday, August 6th, 2012
LaLa Lunchbox can be just what your picky eater needs to develop a healthy lifestyle. The app, developed by mom and health-care professional Gillian Fein, is a fun way to guarantee your child’s lunch will end up in their tummy.
“As a mom of two young kids, I know that getting children to eat balanced meals is invariably a struggle for all of us at some point,” Fein says. “But when kids have a say in their meals, they feel empowered and less food is wasted and unwanted.”
LaLa Lunchbox comes with an easy-to-use functionality. The app lets each child create a lunchbox that is personalized by a cute monster avatar; he or she then drags the icon of their preferred food item in each of four categories—fruits, veggies, proteins, and snacks—into their avatar’s mouth. While the app comes with a predetermined set of food options, families can add or remove their own choices to and from the appropriate categories. Each lunchbox, or list, is complete once it contains a variety of four to six items.
Additionally, a calendar function allows the parent to designate each lunchbox to specific weeks, as there’s no doubt your kid will want to switch it up often. A task list feature even lets you check off each item after you drop it into the cart at the grocery store.
Make eating fun for your family today—the app is available for $1.99 on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
For more information, visit www.lalalunchbox.com or follow @LaLaLunchbox on Twitter.
Image: Young girl holding packed lunch in living room smiling, via Shutterstock
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
“Between The Lions”, a literacy show for youngsters hosted by PBS, announces their first ever iPad app in partnership with Kideo—The Three Little Pigs. Intended for ages 3 to 7, this enhanced ebook allows young readers to follow along with the story using a “Read” mode that highlights each word as it is being narrated. Plus, budding readers can record their voice as they read the classic tale aloud. Play the role of the Big Bad Wolf in an interactive game called “Blow the House Down”, where kids can blow down the house using their breath and tilting capabilities. Let the fun continue with five other educational games, including a matching game, puzzles, and a construction game. Available on iTunes for $8, be on the lookout for other stories coming out soon!
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Friday, October 21st, 2011
Study: Better Neighborhood Lowers Obesity, Diabetes Risk
Low-income moms who move from very poor neighborhoods to less disadvantaged ones lower their risk of becoming extremely obese and developing type 2 diabetes, a study reveals.
Autistic Children Have Distinct Facial Features, Study Suggests
We may be a step closer in understanding what causes autism, say University of Missouri researchers after finding differences between the facial characteristics of children who have autism and those who don’t.
Parents Go Online Before Going to the ER
One in eight parents goes online for medical information about their child’s condition before taking the child to the emergency room, according to new research.
Record Percentage of Illinois Schools Fail to Meet Federal Targets
Two-thirds of Illinois public schools this year failed to meet federal test targets that signal students can read and do math well, marking a record rate of failure for the state’s school system.
Apps Help Parents Keep Track of Children on Halloween
Five apps for mobile devices with GPS-enabled location tracking technology allow parents to know where their trick-or-treaters are at all times.
Cancer-Stricken Mom Chooses Baby’s Life Over Hers
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Stacie Crimm, a 41-year-old single mother, received the grim diagnosis of terminal head and neck cancer just months after her little girl was conceived. She opted to skip chemotherapy to protect her growing fetus.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Ready for a daring, underwater adventure? Dive into the deep with Discovery Kids Shark app for iPad. Inspired by the buzz worthy television program, Shark Week, the app educates kids, ages 5-9, on the ocean’s greatest predators through live-action video footage, photos and animated games—including a feeding game! Kids can learn about the different shark species, their feeding habits and where they live. Download from iTunes for $5 and collect virtual trading cards as you scroll through the underwater scenes to share with family and friends via e-mail.
Watch the demo!
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