3 cool apps for older kids

3 cool apps for older kids

As much as my little ones love to play with my iPhone, my nearly 7 year-old daughter enjoys her fair share of play time, usually with games that I’ve downloaded for myself. (Who can resist Angry Birds and Tiny Wings?) So this past week I went on a search for fun...
My new gaming obsession: Tiny Wings

My new gaming obsession: Tiny Wings

Yes, I may be the last person in America to discover the awesomeness that is Tiny Wings, now an essential part of my morning commute. The game is every bit as addictive as Angry Birds, only with less anger and more flying. Can tens of thousands of five-star ratings at...
An app that makes it okay to pick your nose

An app that makes it okay to pick your nose

I have a confession to make. While I was checking out the Faces iMake App for iPhone and iPad, supposedly designed for kids, I got absolutely hooked. The create-a-collage premise of the app is simple enough for a four year-old, and even a forty(something), to jump...
Minding your Peas and Quinces

Minding your Peas and Quinces

I’m still on the fence about toddlers and technology. (Should I be admitting that here?) There are times when I look at my daughter effortlessly swiping through pictures on my iPhone and I marvel at the absurdity of it all. Then there are other times–like...
The joy of underwear

The joy of underwear

If you’ve enjoyed nice quiet family dinners with your toddler without anyone daring to yell fart or underwear, well enjoy it while you can. You’ve got a few short years, and then those very things will be pretty much the funniest things in the entire...
The cat in the app

The cat in the app

For the past few months, my kids have been obsessed with an app that has them yelling, singing and — yes — screaming at a cat who then repeats everything back to them in his own weird voice. Harmless fun but no redeeming educational value. Or so I thought....
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