Archives for January 5, 2015

PlayKids, the #1 mobile entertainment app for kids 5 and under

Over the holidays, I discovered a great new app for children ages 5 and under. I would have shared with you over the holidays but as most holiday seasons go…it’s such a busy time and it goes by too quickly! PlayKids is something younger children will enjoy all year round though.

PlayKids is redefining the way parents tackle playtime and more through a unique mix of eBooks, shows, activities and lullabies. Since launching last year it has expanded to 26 countries, becoming the #1 app in 20.

 

Kids love it because it has their favorite shows like Dora the Explorer, Caillou and Daniel Tiger, and it’s easy for them to navigate all on their own.

 

Parents love it because it offers a breadth of educational and entertaining activities unlike any other offering.

 

And with offline video playback, it’s every parent’s secret educational and entertainment weapon on those long car rides or trips to grandma’s.

I checked it out and I love that  it also includes ebooks. My son is 11 so he is too old but I did have my 3 year old nephew check it out over Christmas. He really liked it!  I think his favorite part is the variety of characters. It really is entertaining and very engaging.

We have teamed up for a New Year Giveaway! This would make a great app for young children during 2015! One winner will win a 6 month pass (a code) and also a Caillou doll! Now, how cool is that?! 

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To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you think your child will like this great app! Deadline to enter is January 12,2015 at noon PST. One winner will be selected from all entries via Random.org.

Self Disclosure: I received a free code to facilitate this post.

 

New Show, Kate & Mim-Mim Mim-Mim bunny ears headbands Giveaway!

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Did you catch the premier of the New Show Kate & Mim-Mim? It’s a new show on Disney Junior. Maybe your younger child watched it! It seems like a really entertaining show for younger children.

We have teamed up for a giveaway! We have  Mim-Mim bunny ears headbands to giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us one of your child’s resolutions for the New Year! If they didn’t make any…that’s okay too! Let us know if they watched the show! Deadline to enter is January 12, 2015 at noon PST.  We have 5 to giveaway!! 

Self Disclosure: I received free Mim-Mim Bunny Ears to giveaway to facilitate this post.

 

New app & New TV special from PBS KIDS

OS Saves the World

On Monday, January 19, PBS KIDS will premiere a one-hour ODD SQUAD special in which the kid agents save more than the day – they save the world! In “Odd Squad Saves the World,” the agents tackle high-stakes cases and work together to overcome their biggest obstacles yet. In addition to the on-air broadcast, clips and full segments from “Odd Squad Saves the World” will also be available on pbskids.org, the PBS KIDS Video App and PBS KIDS on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire. New episodes from the series will also premiere throughout the week of January 19. Don’t miss it!

There’s also a fun New app for younger children!

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PBS KIDS has released a new THOMAS & FRIENDS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.THOMAS & FRIENDS Watch and Play is the first THOMAS & FRIENDS app to offer full-length episodes, in addition to games that promote key problem-solving skills and foster social-emotional growth for preschoolers. The app is available for $2.99 on the App Store.

I checked this one out briefly since my son is too old for Thomas & Friends but we both agree that it is great for preschool age children. I like that the games are more than just fun! They really do encourage learning skills that are important for young children.

 

Self Disclosure: I received a free download code to facilitate this post.

 

It’s time to get rid of clutter this New Year! Listia is a great way to get rid of that stuff you don't want!

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Happy 2015! The New Year is here! It’s a time  to declutter and get rid of extra stuff this month! What better way than with Listia? What is it? Well, it’s an app and a great way to get rid of things you no longer need or want. They give 1,000 points to anyone who signs up and if you use the link above, then you also get an additional 250 points. It seems pretty simple to navigate and there are  apps avail for both android and iPhone. So, what are you waiting for?  Just check it out here. 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post.