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    Keeping Kids Appy: Reading Apps for Kids

    by Sarah on 7/11/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. Here she gives us the best reading apps for kids.    Speakaboos is an interactive storybook app in which your child can explore classic stories as well as unique new books. The first three stories are free and then you have […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Here’s one for the parents, Cheers!

    by Sarah on 6/06/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. There have been a few occasions since becoming a parent that I have wished that ordering alcohol was as easy as placing an order through Seamless.  Enter Minibar, an app for parents.  Minibar verifies your age and address, and directs […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Motivation

    by Sarah on 5/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. Sometimes even my best intentions aren’t enough and I need a little help staying motived. Here are a few apps that might help you and your kiddos if you’re experiencing stagnation: For the children: Kiddie App is an interactive book app […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Are you a Free-Range or Helicopter Parent?

    by Sarah on 5/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.   When I was a child my parents limited my television intake by not getting cable.  I was allowed to roam outside as far as I could walk or ride my bike provided I returned by dark and crossed busy streets […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Chores

    by Sarah on 4/11/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god. Watching relatives who have more children but who also seem to have their lives together, I’ve decided that one of the keys to harmony in the household is an understanding that everyone in the family is expected to contribute to the […]

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    Little Hands, Big Technology: How Soon is Too Soon?

    by Sarah on 3/28/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Our outer-borough brother Ryan Harrison, a former film history teacher with two daughters originally from Queens, gives us the low down on kids and smartphones, touch screens and attention-sucking technology.  Like any parent, I grumble when I see a group of children sitting in the same room, all deeply absorbed by their own personal electronic devices. […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Breastfeeding and Introducing Solids

    by Sarah on 3/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

       When I nursed each of our children, friends and Kellymom were my go-to sources for information.  Those sources are both irreplaceable, but now there is a fantastic, fact-filled app, delivering information in a format that is accessible even as you are in the act of breastfeeding.  Sara Chana’s Breastfeeding for Boobs has hundreds of […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Timer Apps

    by Nicole on 2/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Recently I saw another mom using the timer on her iPhone to help her toddler transition from one activity to another.  I was glad to see that I’m not alone in using my phone in this manner.  One of the benefits I’ve noticed is that it lets me off the hook from being a nag, […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Free For the Expectant Parents + Midwives and LCs

    by Nicole on 1/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here are a few free apps that may help you to keep track of mundane things so you can focus your energy on enjoying your experiences. Ovia Fertility: Ovulation Calculator is an easy to use app that can help you to find your most fertile days (or just to be more aware of your cycle).   […]

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    (Sponsored) Protect Your Child’s GPA: Here’s how!

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      In an environment where getting our kids in to preschool can seem like a competition, making and maintaining good grades may feel like an insurmountable task for middle school kids and beyond. No matter their age, you may face a time when you need your child to have more access to academic help. What […]

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    Tiny Wings: A New Addiction

    by Sarah on 1/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Really, billing Tiny Wings as new isn’t truly accurate since it came out two years ago. But it is new to me and seems to be on the upswing in the general mindhive. I think, if it’s mentioned on a Joss Whedon show, it’s officially nerd-approved. Tiny Wings is a game for smart phones, think […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Fostering a Love of Creating Music

    by Nicole on 1/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By: Christine Dehne As the daughter of a Suzuki Piano teacher, learning to play an instrument on the iPad seems impossibly silly.  I don’t believe you’ll actually learn to play an instrument well using an app, but you can work on rhythm and ear training, and keep the experience fun.  Here are a few apps […]

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    Education – The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Introducing Monkeybear Press

    by Shayna Gehl on 12/23/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Monkeybear Press is a small art studio and indie developer in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. “We are artists and parents and make vibrant, educational apps and eBooks that young kids love. We aspire to create a handmade aesthetic. As parents of young children we want to reach individual children, not mass markets. We believe exposing young children […]

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    Giveaway: PlayMG- A Smartphone that is not a Phone.

    by Nicole on 12/08/13 | 16 Comment(s)

    PlayMG – Unlimited Android Entertainment…for the App Generation. The first dedicated, pocketable Wi-Fi app entertainment system. We are giving away a PlayMG: A Smartphone that is not a phone! A pocketable all-in-one entertainment system specifically designed for young people who do not have a smartphone. There are no monthly charges or expensive cartridge games to buy, […]

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    Find Fun on the Fly with the Mommy Poppins Kids on the Go App

    by Nicole on 12/02/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our friends at Mommy Poppins have recently launched their FREE Kids On The Go app.  Their new app offers the same curated content you get from Mommy Poppins but in a to-go app you can download to your phone.  Last month, we gave Kids On The Go a whirl while we were out and about on […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Organizing the Chaos of Memories – Kid Photo and Artwork Organizer Apps

    by Nicole on 11/25/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    By: Christine Dehne I know I’m not alone in neglecting to fill out baby books for both of my children.  I have the best of intentions, but they’re still sitting on the shelf, gathering dust.  I also barely manage to contain the piles of art projects that seem to multiply exponentially. What I need is a […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Learning to Write Apps

    by Nicole on 10/29/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    My 4-year-old is obsessed with letters and numbers.  She is equally obsessed with drawing tools.  However, she hasn’t been too keen on wielding the art-making tools to draw letters and numbers.  I asked her why recently, and she told me it’s because her letters are “too squiggly.”  I tell her that practice makes perfect, and […]

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    Playing Telephone 2.0

    by Sarah on 9/26/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The idea of unplugging isn’t exactly new. First man created computers, which spawned social media, which led to man’s an inability to deal with fellow man. So now we all need to unplug periodically so we, as a society, don’t devolve. I don’t mean to be alarmist, but if ours is the first generation to […]

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    Minecraft: Dig It!

    by Sarah on 9/25/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I often feel like somewhere around age 33 (Strangely coinciding with the birth of my daughter) I lost all sense of what was cool and happening with The Kids. But this summer I spent two weeks with my niece and nephews and they schooled me. 1. I learned the percussive accompaniment to the Cups song […]

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    Keeping Your Kids Appy: Back to School

    by Nicole on 9/08/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    By: Christine Dehne Our four-year-old is entering PreK this year, so there are a couple of apps we’ve been using to gear her up for some of the new experiences she is going to have starting next week. One eBook that has been popular at our house is Django Goes to School.  It’s a simple […]

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    Mommy Nearest Summer Challenge for Brooklyn Parents

    by Nicole on 8/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our friends at Mommy Nearest, a local app to help you find all things parent related in the city, are running a super fun contest for the rest of the summer - Mommy Nearest Summer Challenge! To join the Challenge and for the chance to win some amazing prizes, all you need to do is rate, […]

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    Keeping Your Kids Appy: Learn with Homer, a new LOCAL learning app!

    by Nicole on 8/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Christine Dehne, Brooklyn-based mom, educator and multimedia artist, has found great things in this new app created right here in Brooklyn: Learn With Homer. I was recently asked to check out the newly released Learn with Homer, and was pleased to see that it was created right here in Brooklyn.  I’m all for supporting local […]

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    Keeping Your Kids Appy: Keep Your Preschooler Busy so You Can (fill in the blank).

    by Nicole on 7/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I think we’ve all found ourselves in a situation that if we only had someone to watch our children for a few minutes at a time, we would be able to get those few really important things done. I steal minutes in the morning and evening when I am by myself with the kids and […]

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    Help Prevent “Summer Slide” with Fun, Educational YouTube Videos

    by Kim on 7/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Did you know that teachers typically spend an entire MONTH at the beginning of the school year re-teaching information forgotten in the summer months?  But there are fun, entertaining, and educational ways to prevent the “summer slide.” YouTube.com/education is library of nearly a million exciting and entertaining educational videos that make learning fun. All the […]

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    Party in Your PJ’s!

    by Nicole on 5/30/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Is it possible to attend a party in your pj’s without causing embarrassment to those who call you family and friends! Yes! Join our first Twitter party on Friday night May 31st from 8-9pm. Learn about Brooklyn’s best resources attending the Brooklyn Baby Expo and win great prizes by answering some of the most frequently asked questions […]