Top Earth Day Apps for Kids

by Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids Magazine

April 21, 2017

Looking for the best apps to use with your kids on Earth Day? We have two rec lists we would recommend:

Of course, we recommend actually going out in nature on Earth Day, and then, when the kids are ready for some quiet time, fire up some of the apps to reinforce ecology and nature concepts.


Jacquie Lawson Digital Advent Calendar Delights Kids

25 Days of Animated Christmas Cheer

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by Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids Magazine

Last year, we discovered a great digital advent calendar from Jacquie Lawson. It showcased a Victorian town at Christmas and was filled with delightful videos, animated scenes, and interactive games and art activities. Click here to read our last year review. We are happy to report that the Victorian Advent Calendar is available again this year. Click here to go to the Jacquie Lawson site

New Advent Calendar with Seaside Theme

For 2016, Jacquie Lawson has decided to create a new digital advent calendar! It features a seaside town getting ready for Christmas. We purchased our download today (it costs $4.00 for one, but gets cheaper if you buy multiple versions for gifts), and found the first day’s video silly and fun.

It shows a family deciding to brave the snowy cold to run into the ocean for a “Christmas dip.” Even the family dog gets in on the freezing cold swim!

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In addition to the 25 daily surprises, this advent calendar offers five activities to explore from the get-go.

jacquie-lawson-seaside-advent-treeKids can decorate a tree (and see their work shown in the town scene), create snowflakes, do puzzles, and decorate a wreath.

Some of the daily surprises are darling animated videos. Other are games. And several allow the player to create something festive to appear inside of the seaside scene.

The Jacquie Lawson Seaside Advent Calendar works on an iPad or iPhone, or on either a PC or Mac computer. Exploring the advent calendar is a browser-based experience, so you need to save the link on your browser. On the iPad/iPhone, you tap on the share icon in your Safari browser, then select “Add Bookmark,” and then push “Save.” On the computer, you need to be using the Chrome browser and save it to your bookmarks. All of this is explained via a Tutorial offered within the calendar.

This digital experience is filled with gorgeous artwork, heart-warming animations, and fun activities that keep kids coming back each day. The Jacquie Lawson Seaside Advent Calendar is a great way to expand your family’s enjoyment of Christmas for a full 25 days!


POKEMON GO – Parents Guide

by Jinny Gudmundsen

August 2, 2016

The app Pokémon Go is sweeping the country and is already the number one free app on both Apple and Android devices.  As the “hot new thing,” Pokémon Go is an app your kids are going to want to play. Since it wasn’t built for young kids (you need to be age 13 to sign up to play or else come in under a parental account), it creates risks parents need to manage.

I just wrote article for USA Today about what parents need to know about this app and how they can best protect their children while they are playing it. You can read my USA Today column entitled “5 Tips for Parents of Pokémon Go Kids” by clicking here.

After talking about the risks of your kids trespassing, talking to strangers, running up expenses using in-app purchases, walking distractedly, and becoming addicted to this game, I end the article on a positive note:

“With Pokémon Go, the good sides of the game outweigh the bad, as we all need more exercise, serendipity, and connection to others.”

But please check out my advice about how to deal with the risks before sending your kids out to snag Pokémon as they attempt to “Catch ’em all!”

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2016 Tech with Kids Conference AGENDA

Developing Apps for Kids Conference

2016 Agenda

June 15, 2016 at Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Marriott, 299 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA

9:00-9:10 Welcome by host Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids

9:15-10:00 In the Store and Beyond: Marketing and Discovery Tips

An app store feature is great for marketing and discoverability. But,  very few apps get that coveted placement. Find out how to best position your app in the app stores. How can you market your app to get the most exposure for the least amount of money? This panel will share strategies that work, from Google Play insights to grassroots campaigns using social media to bigger budget campaigns using professional PR.  Panelists will also share best practices on how to use media, bloggers, and other helpful programs.

10:15-11:00  The Importance of Play in Kids Apps

What is the secret sauce that makes an app fun to play? Panelists will talk about how to create apps that engage kids and keep them coming back. How does age appropriateness come into play? Why is play so important? They will also share ways to put kids in charge so that they have ownership over the apps they play. How important is a sandbox mode or an area of open play? What do kids learn from play?

11:15-12:00 Women in Tech: Driving Success in Mobile Apps

This panel showcases successful women app developers who are willing to share some of their killer app strategies. The panel will look at product development, branding, app launches, and balancing long-term business objectives with short-term needs. These CEOs will share their experiences in building a robust kids’ app business, where tackling sales fluctuations with cutting edge innovation is just part of their daily workload. From creating apps for Highlights Magazine to developing a series of apps for Crayola to building their own brand based on “Grandma” and “Grandpa,” these women have rocketed to the top of the charts in the app stores.  CEO Ariella Lehrer will even give us a peek into developing for Project Tango.

12:00-1:20 Lunch and App Demos by Attendees (sign up on white board upon arrival at conference)

1:30-2:15 Diversity 2.0

At last year’s conference, the panel on Diversity in Kids’ Apps sparked international interest in this topic. This year, Diversity in Apps, an initiative launched to address the issue of diversity and children’s app, will be sharing their new guidelines and DIG (Diverse and Inclusive Growth) Tool Kit that they are developing in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.  Using some of the criteria from that framework, panelists will discuss how they build apps that incorporate best practices. The panel will also discuss what it means to create gender-neutral apps.

2:30-3:15 Strategies for Making Money in the Kids’ App Space

It’s tricky to make money developing kids’ apps because most of the lucrative advertising models aren’t appropriate. appFigures will share insightful data to provide an overview for this panel. Next, our panel of seasoned experts, who have each successfully built businesses selling kids’ apps, will share their insights on how to craft a business. They will talk about their experiences in using the various monetary models, including subscription, paid, free-to-try, and others. Is it worth it to port your app to Apple TV? How can you approach various international marketplaces? They will also talk about securing outside investment, partnering with others (including creating apps for popular big brands), how to use bundles, and lessons they have learned along the way.

3:30-4:00 Break: Afternoon Tea

4:00-4:50 Designing Learning Apps: Consumer vs. School

Is it possible to design a children’s learning app that works in both the consumer and school markets? This panel will discuss what it means for an app to be truly educational. What do developers need to do differently if they are targeting kids at home versus kids at school? Is it best to start in the consumer market? How do you break into the school market?

5:05 Closing Remarks by Jinny Gudmundsen

 5:10-6:00 Networking: Attendees can also choose to use this time to demo their apps. Sign-up on the white board.

6:00 Conference Ends

NOTE: If you are interested in attending this conference, tickets are still available by clicking here.

After Conference Drinks: ThirstyBear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105.  Some attendees suggested it might be fun to meet up after the conference. This option is not sponsored by Tech with Kids.

 


Developing Apps for Kids Conference 2016

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Announcing Our 3rd

Developing Apps for Kids Conference 

2016

When: June 15, 2016

Where:  San Francisco, CA

At the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Marriott, 299 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Conference is from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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What is it?  

This conference is for anyone working in the children’s app space. It is the go-to event for app developers, designers, illustrators, marketers, toy companies, funders, and other professionals who are working in kid tech media. The conference brings together industry leaders, top reviewers, and visionaries to offer advice on the business of kids’ apps.

“I was blown away by the conference!” Charine Gey Van Pittius, CEO, Ace Edutainment Apps, Inc.

“At the Developing Apps for Kids Conference, there are always lively discussions and opportunities to connect with the people shaping technology for kids.” Caroline Hu Flexer, Co-Founder and CEO, Duck Duck Moose.

Tickets: 

 CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

This is a limited ticket event.

AGENDA 

Click here to see the AGENDA.

Speakers: 

Tech with Kids invites speakers based on their expertise to contribute to the panels. The 24 speakers are:

“Developing Apps with Kids is one the best planned, informationally dense conferences in the kids and educational app sector. Focusing on the business of apps, this all-panel conference ensures that there are no “sales pitches masquerading as talks”, resulting in genuinely useful information being disclosed. Participants (and audience) are top notch, and again possibly due to the all-panel nature, Tech with Kids has attracted speakers that you simply don’t get access to at other events.” Barry O’Neill, Chairman & CEO, StoryToys.

The Panels: 

  1. Strategies for Making Money in the Kids’ App Space

It’s tricky to make money developing kids’ apps because most of the lucrative advertising models aren’t appropriate. Our panel of seasoned experts has successfully built businesses selling kids’ apps. And they are willing to share their insights on how to craft a business. They will talk about their experiences in using the various monetary models, including subscription, paid, free-to-try, and others. Is it worth it to port your app to Apple TV? How can you approach various international marketplaces? They will also talk about securing outside investment, partnering with others (including creating apps for popular big brands), and lessons they have learned along the way. Panelists are:

  1. In the Store and Beyond: Marketing and Discovery Tips

An app store feature is a great thing for marketing and discoverability. But let’s face it, very few apps get that coveted placement. Find out how to best position your app in the app stores. How can you market your app to get the most exposure for the least amount of money? This panel will share strategies that work, from Google Play insights to grassroots campaigns using social media to bigger budget campaigns using professional PR. Sago Mini is expanding its marketing of app characters into the toy market. Panelists will also share best practices on how to use media, bloggers, and other helpful programs. Speakers are:

  1. The Importance of Play in Kids Apps

What is the secret sauce that makes an app fun to play? Panelists will talk about how to create apps that engage kids and keep them coming back. How does age appropriateness come into play? Why is play so important? They will also share ways to put kids in charge so that they have ownership over the apps they play. How important is a sandbox mode or an area of open play? What do kids learn from play? Speakers are:

  1.  Designing Learning Apps: Consumer vs. School

Is it possible to design a children’s learning app that works in both the consumer and school markets? This panel will discuss what it means for an app to be truly educational? What do developers need to do differently if they are targeting kids at home versus kids at school? Is it best to start in the consumer market? How do you break into the school market? Confirmed panelists include:

  1. Women in Tech: Driving Success in Mobile Apps

This panel showcases successful women app developers who are willing to share some of their killer app strategies. The panel will look at product development, branding, app launches, and balancing long-term business objectives with short-term needs. These CEOs will share their experiences in building a robust kids’ app business, where tackling sales fluctuations with cutting edge innovation is just part of their daily workload. From creating apps for Highlights Magazine to developing a series of apps for Crayola to building their own brand based on “Grandma” and “Grandpa,” these women have rocketed to the top of the charts in the app stores.  CEO Ariella Lehrer will even give us a peek into developing for Project Tango. Panelists include:

  1. Diversity 2.0

At last year’s conference, the panel on Diversity in Kids’ Apps sparked an international interest in this topic. This year, Diversity in Apps, an initiative launched to address the issue of diversity and children’s app, will be sharing their new guidelines and DIG (Diverse and Inclusive Growth) Tool Kit that they are developing in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.  Using some of the criteria from that framework, panelists will discuss how they build apps that incorporate best practices. The panel will also discuss what it means to create gender-neutral apps. Panelists are:

The format: 

The format is panel discussions with audience questions and comments encouraged at the end of each panel

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The event will also provide many opportunities for networking, including a separate session at the end of the day.

 

 

 

2015-06-07 12.48.41-enhancedDuring the complimentary lunch, participants can  demo their apps for the attendees and speakers.

Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards and other materials to place on a “Sharing Table.”

 

Several attendees of past conferences have shared with Tech with Kids that new deals arose out of contacts made at this conference.

Food Provided: Tech with Kids will provide all attendees with a complimentary lunch.

No Sponsors: While hosted by Tech with Kids, this event is funded solely by admission costs. We do not offer sponsorships that allow companies to speak, rather we invite speakers who we believe will deliver the best insights on a particular topic. This event is not affiliated with Apple, although it is happening during the same week that Apple holds its WWDC and is within walking distance of Moscone Convention Center.

Photographs and Videotaping: By attending our conference, you are consenting to have yourself filmed by the event planners. No videotaping of the panels by attendees is allowed. The host reserves the right to videotape participants for use in publicity, advertising, and marketing.

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a limited ticket event, if you need to cancel your ticket, you must do so before June 9, 2016. There will be no refunds after that date.


How to Turn Sibling Rivalry into Sibling Bonding

April 6, 2016

by Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids

My sister is my best friend. But it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, we had our share of fights, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings. In high school, we hated each other. It wasn’t until we were in college and beyond that we were able to forge our unbreakable bond of sisterly love.

When I had my own kids, I was determined not to repeat the pattern of my youth. My two sons are five years apart. When my younger son was born, I told my older son that he was the luckiest kid in the world because he had a brother.

Instill Respect

I explained that friends would come and go, but that his brother would be his best friend for life. Because his brother was going to have such an important role in his life, I told my son that he needed to protect that friendship and to never do anything that would hurt his brother. I repeated this same philosophy to my younger son when he was old enough to understand. To my delight, my sons internalized this idea. They never — I mean never — fought. They never hit each other. They always comforted each other and talked out disagreements. They teased, but in joyful ways, without chipping away at each other’s self-esteem. And boy, did they laugh!
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They started out best of friends, and now, decades later, are the same. Maybe we were just lucky. But maybe, instilling this idea of why it is important to be best friends with your sibling works.

Play Games

Co-op Gaming listOne of the other ways I encouraged good relations with my sons was through playing games. We played board games (from Winnie the Pooh to Connect 4 to Stratego to Monopoly and Risk, to name a few), card games, treasure hunts in the backyard, and video games.

One of the great things about having a sibling is that you always have someone to play with. Games provide shared experiences, and let kids learn about winning and losing. We discovered that games were a great way to foster sibling bonds.

Nowadays, one of the easiest ways to play games is using apps. There are no small pieces to lose, and they are easy to take with you when traveling. Here are some great ones for two players (and more):

Explore Multiplayer Apps

Best Multiplayer iPad App for Young Children: Match Blitz

mzl.qwylmyck.175x175-75This matching game (for ages 3-8) is unusual, because it can be played with up to four players. Presented on an inviting green nature background, brightly colored objects are sprinkled over the surface.  Grab your kid and fire up your iPad for a fast-paced game of matching shapes — one you can play together!

Link: Our Full Review

Best Fast-Paced Multiplayer Game for Families: Marble Mixer

mzl.qakdwvmb.175x175-75Offering three different games for up to 4 players, this app lets kids shoot and flick virtual marbles onto target boards, into outer space vortexes, or popped into a monster’s mouth. Known as a “huddle game” since the players all crowd around one device, <b>Marble Mixer</b> is a great game to play when your kids are getting antsy.

Link: Our Full Review

Best Multiplayer App for Puzzle Lovers: Take it Easy

icon175x175With multiple modes, this puzzle game is all about placing hexagonal pieces on a board in such a manner as to make continuous colored lines. The more you play, the easier it is to see the lines forming; and the app offers periodic tips on how to play better. These puzzles require players to use math as well as logic.

Link: Our Full Review

Best Game for a Room-Full of Multi-Generational People: Heads Up!

icon175x175A variation of Charades where the group acts out words, trying to help the designated player figure out what is on the screen of the smartphone or tablet that is being held up over his or her head. The secret sauce for this cooperative game is that the app covertly films the group who is acting out the words, and then lets the whole crowd review the silliness by watching the film.

Link: Our Full Review 

Best Multiplayer App for Board Game Aficionados: Ticket to Ride

mzm.alikiqvz.175x175-75The popular board game gets a digital face-lift as families vie for railway domination of the map of the United States. Up to five players on the same device can crisscross the United States, claiming possible railroad routes in hopes of building a rail line empire. If a friend or family member isn’t around, they can be brought into the game via the online component (but we don’t recommend letting kids use this to play with strangers!)

Link: Our Full Review

For other multiplayer app suggestions, check out our rec list called: Best Multiplayer Apps for Kids by clicking here. There are six additional apps on that list, and you can find purchase links to all of the apps discussed here from that list.

Here’s to sibling bonding and family gaming via apps!


Best Book Apps to Hook Kids on Reading

Sprinkle your reading with digital fairy dust!

March 17, 2016
by Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor Tech with Kids

Best Book Apps to Hook Kids on Reading

With March being National Reading Month, this is the perfect time to focus on reading with kids. Story times are a great way to connect with children and instill in them a love of reading; and that is true regardless of whether you are a parent, librarian, grandparent, teacher, or other childcare provider.

The key to a memorable story time is a good book. But good books no longer have to be read in a paper format. Sometimes it is easier to access a book on your phone or tablet. And when you do, you will find lots of book apps that are created to be read only on digital platforms. They are filled with bells and whistles that make story time special.

To help you find the best books apps to share with the kids in your life, we have read hundreds, rated and reviewed the best, and then sorted them into several kinds of book app recommendation lists. Here are nine different lists, showcasing over 75 top book apps:

1. Classic Books as Apps 

(click here to see the complete list)

Adults, if you want to share stories you grew up with or already know because they started as paper books, this is the list for you. It contains 16 book apps, including:

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The Monster at the End of this Book…starring Grover!: Hilarious Grover monster of Sesame Street fame is at his paranoid best in the digital version of the classic book, The Monster at the End of this Book! Plus, the book app version makes your child’s participation even more compelling, since the reader are actively undoing all of Grover’s plans to keep the pages from turning. To read the full review, click here.

Moo, Baa, La La La! iconMoo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton: A darling, whimsical barnyard romp where toddlers get to interact with hilarious animals. Get more details in our review by clicking here.

 

 

 

2. Book Apps Starring Imaginative Kids

(click here to see complete list)

The 10 books on this list inspire kids to dream big, and include:

Leonard iconLeonard, a book app about a little boy whose imagination takes him on exciting adventures in his own backyard. To read the full review, click here.

 

 

 

Dragon Brush iconDragon Brush, a book app about a plucky young artist who saves his town from an evil ruler by using his imagination and a magical paintbrush. Things he imagines and then draws, come to life! To read our full review, click here.

 

 

Kalley's Machine Plus Cats iconKalley’s Machine Plus Cats, a highly creative app about a fantastical machine designed by a little girl. Click here to read the full review.

 

 

 

3. Best Nonfiction Book Apps for Kids

(click here to see the complete list)

Nonfiction book apps can open kids minds to broader horizons. You will find eight treasures on our rec list, including apps such as:

Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night iconBats! Furry Fliers of the Night: This book app transports your child into the woods at night to learn about bats and even play a game of controlling one as it flies. To read our full review of this app, click here.

 

 

 

Ocean Forests iconOcean Forests: Kids swim in the ocean within a giant kelp forest to learn about its inhabitants in this book app filled with interactive videos. To learn more about this app, click here.

 

 

 

4. Best Bedtime Story Apps

(click here to see the complete list)

With these storybook apps, bedtime reading still means cuddling up together, but now the book has interactivity and great animation. All 10 book apps on this list are special. You might start with:

Nighty Night! iconNighty Night: Kids help farm animals settle in for the night. See our full review of this fabulous app by clicking here.

 

 

 

The Going to Bed Book iconThe Going to Bed Book: Adapted from Sandra Boynton’s beloved board book, this charming app about 10 animals going to bed captivates kids by including them in the silly late-night shenanigans. To read our full review, click here.

 

 

Leah and The Owl iconLeah & The Owl: A magical story about a little girl and her friend The Owl as they travel the world at night. Click here to read our full review.

 

 

 

5. Fantastic Fairy Tale Apps

(click here to see the complete list)

The nine apps on this list are the best of the best in fairy tales. Don’t miss the newest one:

Goldilocks and Little Bear iconGoldilocks and Little Bear by Nosy Crow: This innovative tale has kids flipping their device upside down to hear parallel stories, one about Goldilocks and one about Little Bear, the youngest member of the bear family whose house Goldilocks is ransacking! To read our full review, click here.

 

6. Children’s Library Apps

(click here to see the complete list)

Do you wonder how to carry a library of kids’ books on your device? You can with the five apps on this rec list!

If you are going on a trip or have an avid reader, downloading a library app is a great way to have access to hundreds of books. One of our favorite library apps is:

Reading Rainbow Skybrary iconReading Rainbow Skybrary: With consummate storyteller LeVar Burton at its helm, this library app presents exciting stories with professional narration. The library contains over 500 books and also houses more than 200 field-trip videos — many featuring the beloved LeVar Burton, the host of the TV show upon which the app is based. Click here to read our full review.

 

7. Spooky Story Apps for Kids

(click here to see the complete list)

If your kids love doors that creak, things that go bump in the night, and ghosts that scare, this rec list should be your first stop. Filled with six spooky-but-not-too-scary book apps, each tells a fun story that has some eerie elements, but none will frighten kids too much. Don’t miss:

Weirdwood Manor iconWeirdwood Manor: A captivating fantasy read told across five books that can be downloaded from within this app. In addition to a great story, the app is filled with movie-like animation and interactive puzzles. Read more of our review here.

 

 

Loose Strands iconLoose Strands: An exciting choose-your-own-adventure book where kids can see the branching of the story with each decision. For older kids, this masterfully designed non-linear book delivers a powerful story about censorship, abuse of power, and the role of regret. Read more of the review here.

 

8. 10 Story Time Apps for Librarians (and Parents too!)

(click here to see the complete list)

This list of 10 apps showcases some of our all-time favorites, including:

Billy's Coin Visits the Zoo iconBilly’s Coin Visits the Zoo: This jaunty zoo romp delivers a delightful rhyming story filled with hand-sewn illustrations and charming animations and interactions. Read more of our review here.

 

 

 

My Beastly ABCs iconMy Beastly ABCs: Friendly monsters and the award-winning voice of Jim Dale combine to create a fun-filled story about monsters for every letter of the alphabet. For more information about this app, read our review here.

 

 

9. Hook Boys on Books with These Apps

(click here to see the complete list)

Four of the five book apps on this list star little boys having rollicking adventures. Some of the apps even embed games within their narrative. They are all outstanding. Don’t miss:

Jack and the Beanstalk iconJack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow: This beautiful, interactive book app is revolutionary in the way it combines reading and gaming to attract hesitant readers — especially little boys who will identify with the lead character of Jack. See more here.

 

Pete's Robot iconPete’s Robot: A funny, high energy story about a little boy who builds a malfunctioning robot. Read more about the app here.

 


Toy Fair 2016: 10 Best Tech Toys

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Last week our Editor Jinny Gudmundsen was up in New York City to attend the annual North American Toy Fair. Her purpose was 2-fold:

  1. Find the 2016 top tech toys that enhance play for USA Today, and
  2. Determine which new tech toys we should review on this site.

Jinny’s article on USA Today just published today. Click the title below to read:

10 Top Tech Toys coming in 2016

One of the top ten tech toys discussed in the USA Today article is Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar from Fisher-Price. Here is a short video narrated by Jinny showing the clever new toy that teaches preschoolers about coding. It is coming in July, 2016 for ages 3-6.

If you don’t want to wait for these new toys to arrive, here is a list with nine terrific tech toys that won our BEST PICK TECH TOY Award:

TOP TECH TOYS FOR KIDS


Toca Life: School Giveaway!

January 6, 2016

by Staff of Tech with Kids

We have 3 Promo Codes for Toca Life: School to giveaway!

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How to Enter the Tech with Kids’ Toca Boca Giveaway

All you have to do to enter  our Giveaway for Toca Life: School apps is to subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you are a private subscriber, then you will need to let us know that you subscribed by emailing us at abc[at]TechwithKids.com.

If you are already a subscriber, then simply leave a comment under our video review of Toca Life: School telling us why you want this app for your child.

This Giveaway ends on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at 5:00 EST.

Giveaway Rules and Disclaimer

We will use a randomizer to draw the three winners to this giveaway. We will then contact you via email. If we don’t hear back from you in 24 hours, we will move on to another winner. But we hope this doesn’t happen, so respond quickly.

You may only enter once.  If you aren’t on YouTube, you can participate by sending us an email with the subject line “TWK Toca Life: School Giveaway” to abc[at]TechwithKids.com.

You must be over 13 to participate. If you violate the rules of this giveaway, we will disqualify you. This giveaway is void where prohibited; and Federal, state, and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.


GIVEAWAY of Kids Apps!

December 17, 2015 by the Editors of Tech with Kids

Every year we create a rec list of the TOP KIDS APPS for the year. We are working on the 2015 list (“and checking it twice”). However, we have already determined some of the winners!

After learning of their selection, the companies we have told generously offered us some redeem codes to use in giveaways.

For the next week, we are going to be offering giveaways of some of the apps that are making our list.

The first giveaway is from Nosy Crow for their — drum-roll please — Goldilocks and Little Bear app! It made our list because it is the MOST Innovative Fairy Tale in 2015! Kids read parallel stories about Goldilocks and Little Bear by simply turning their device upside down.IMG_5579

 

We are giving away 5 apps (each app costs $4.99) for iOS and the giveaway ends at 7:00 EST on Dec. 22, 2015.

To Enter Goldilocks and Little Bear App Giveaway:

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter by clicking here.

This will automatically enter you in the drawing.

[If you are already a subscriber, you can enter this giveaway by either:

**Following us on Twitter (@TechwKids) AND tweeting about our Goldilocks and Little Bear review using this link: http://www.techwithkids.com/Review_SR01288S_goldilocks-and-little-bear-by-nosy-crow and the hashtag: #TWKgoldilocks.

Here’s a sample tweet for you to copy and paste:

Hope to win Goldilocks and Little Bear app in @TechwKids giveaway! http://www.techwithkids.com/Review_SR01288S_goldilocks-and-little-bear-by-nosy-crow #TWKgoldilocks

OR
**Liking our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TechwithKids AND sharing our Goldilocks and Little Bear review using this link: http://www.techwithkids.com/Review_SR01288S_goldilocks-and-little-bear-by-nosy-crow on your feed. Please include @TechwithKids.com in your post and when our name pops up, link it to us. So that we know how to reach you, please also send an email sharing your Facebook link to us at abc[at]TechwithKids.com]

OR

You can enter by sending us an email with the subject line “TWKGoldilocks” to abc[at]TechwithKids.com (but we would rather you subscribe, tweet, or like us on Facebook!)

Giveaway Rules and Disclaimer

We will use a randomizer to draw the winners to this giveaway. We will tally the number of entries then use the Random Integer Generator on Random.org to determine the 5 winners. We will then contact you via email. If we don’t hear back from you in 24 hours, we will move on to another winner. But we hope this doesn’t happen, so respond quickly.

You may only enter once by either becoming a subscriber or, if you are already a subscriber before Dec. 17, 2015, then by following us on twitter (see instructions above about a tweet) or by liking us on Facebook (see instructions above about sharing a post). If you aren’t on Twitter or Facebook, you can participate by sending us an email with the subject line “TWKGoldilocks” to abc[at]TechwithKids.com

You must be over 13 to participate. If you violate the rules of this giveaway, we will disqualify you.

This giveaway is void where prohibited; and Federal, state, and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.