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The National Wildlife Federation Introduces the Ranger Rick, Jr. Magazine and App

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 Lions

Ranger Rick, Jr. Appventures

Ranger Rick Tree House app

Ranger Rick Tree House

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Nancy O’Dell Releases “Little Ashby: Star Reporter” App for Kids

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Little Ashby Star Reporter - SantaThis 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!

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Kid Got a Concussion? Download the Concussion Recognition and Reponse App

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Concussion Recognition and Response appRecognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion with the new Concussion Recognition and Response app ($3.99) from Safe Kids USA.  Using information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), two experts, Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D., and Jason Mihalik, Ph.D., created the app to help parents and coaches in the event a child experiences a home- or sports-related injury.

In just a few minutes, complete a checklist to determine if symptoms are serious enough for immediate medical attention.  Parents can also record a child’s health information (name, age, gender, sport played), take photos of the injury, and share all the information via email with health care professionals for proper treatment and follow-up.  Plus, the app offers tips on how a child can safely return to regular sports or exercise routines after an injury.

Download the app on iTunes (iPhone, iPad) | Download the app on Android Market

Watch Dr. Gerard A. Gioia talk about making the app below.

 

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

CDC: Kids’ Accidental Deaths Down 30 Percent
The number of children and teens who die from any kind of accidents has dropped nearly 30% from 2000 to 2009, mostly because of a decline in traffic deaths, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Born to American Mom, In-Vitro Twins Denied Citizenship
The twin babies of an American woman, born abroad through in-vitro fertilization, are being denied U.S. citizenship because there is no proof that either the egg donor or sperm donor is American.

A Blood Test for Depression? New Research Points the Way
A simple blood test may one day be all that’s needed to help parents figure out whether a child is suffering from clinical depression or normal teenage angst, a new study suggests.

Never Wake a Sleeping Baby? Why Depressed Moms Don’t Follow that Advice
Researchers at Penn State found that depressed and worried moms were far more likely than other moms to rouse their babies unnecessarily in the middle of the night. Are they seeking emotional comfort?

5-Year-Old Colorado Girl Dies of Cough Medicine Overdose
A Colorado girl is dead after taking a lethal combination of two common cold and allergy medicines, and Colorado authorities are investigating her grandmother, who was looking after the tiny 5-year-old.

Autistic Boy’s Older Brother Designs iPad App that Builds Language Skills
An autistic boy’s older brother created a new app for the iPad that helps promote functional and social skills.

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Read Parents on Your New Tablet

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Kindle FireWere you lucky enough to snag a new tablet from Santa this year? Or did you pick one up for yourself while you were busy shopping for everyone else on your list? If it’s the latter, we definitely approve, but either way we have some exciting news for you.

When you download all of your favorite books and magazines on your new tablet, don’t forget us! Parents has digital editions available for the iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook devices. And the best part? For most tablets, our digital editions are free for print subscribers.

Find everything you need to know about how to get Parents on your tablet here.

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Free Carve-A-Pumpkin iPhone App

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Pumpkin App

Fall is officially here and Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time for pumpkins! If your town is at risk of suffering from a pumpkin shortage this year, relax, we have you covered.

The Parents  Carve-A-Pumpkin iPhone and iPad app is ready to download — for free! — from iTunes. First, pick your pumpkin from a list of choices: traditional orange, eerie black, and more. The next step? Get creative! Draw a face on your pumpkin freehand or use a stencil. Once you’re happy with your Jack-o’-Lantern, you can easily share it with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Download the free Parents Carve-A-Pumpkin app here!

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