Penelope’s iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway Winner

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AHOY!  We had over 13,000 entries for the iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway with loads and loads of shares on Facebook and Twitter.  Thank you for sharing your stories and telling us how you would use the iPad Mini with your family.  Many entries talked about how this device could help their special needs child or grandchild and it touched us deeply!  Please make sure to enter our next giveaway going on now until the end of December.  Winner announced January 1st. A BIG THANK YOU to the developers listed above for without their support we couldn't have been able to provide this giveaway! Plus they are providing codes for the winners of both iPads and domeo products is donating an iPad Mini case! Happy Holidays! And the WINNER of the Penelope iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway is... CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Beesley!  … [Read more...]

Penelope’s Mini iPad Holiday Giveaway

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Last year I was able to be part of a family who were the recipients of an iPad for their special needs child through a program that donated 50 iPads in 50 States in 50 Days.  It was an eye-opening experience as I was able to see firsthand how much these devices can help children, especially children on the spectrum.  We have gathered some developers to help put one of these devices into the hands of a family - just in time for the holidays!  There are 8 developers who have sponsored the iPad Mini and Domeo Products has donated cases for all of the giveaway winners (we have four giveaways total going on til the end of December!).  Plus Disney and PBS Kids will donate some codes to their popular apps and all the developers participating have also generously donated codes.  I love to see when good folk come together to help others. We couldn't have done this without the help of the … [Read more...]

App of the Week: Pictures Book Circus

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Pictures Book Circus is part of a toddler app series by developer kidEbook.  I have looked at their other toddler apps and think they do a really fine job at creating apps that will engage your little one.  From the colors, sound effects, animation and topics (who doesn't love the circus?) you will find your toddler laughing at the silly things the animals do throughout the app. In Pictures Book Circus, we find a mix of circus animals including an elephant, a hippopotamus, penguin and lion among others.  Each animal does a trick when you touch the screen.  The animations are simple but effective at engaging a child.  I liked the elephant because when he flips the balls in the air with his trunk, his ears wiggle back and forth.  Also, there is fun music each time an animal performs his trick and most of them are giggling.  Anything from whistles, a train going by, to a trumpet can be … [Read more...]