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...]

Nina Lim’s Giveaway Winners Announced!

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Nina Lim of Super Harry's Rotten Luck put together a really fun giveaway for Penelope's mates last week which included some goodies from Down Under that included stuffed animals, pens, notepads and cookie cutters.  Thanks to all who participated and entered and a big thanks to Nina for putting this fun giveaway together! The winners of this Australian Giveaway are: 1. Lisa McCormack 2. Christie Dwyer 3.  Bonnie Wegmann   … [Read more...]

Current Giveaway from Nina Lim

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  Nina Lim of Super Harry's Rotten Luck storybook app from PicPocket Books has provided us with some cool gifts to hand out from Down Under.  She put together a package of Australian stuffed animals, Super Harry's Rotten Luck pad and pens, and cookie cutters that any child (big or small) will enjoy!  So make sure to enter to win one of these Australian goodies! And read about our interview with fellow writer and mom Nina Lim who realized her dream of creating a children's storybook app: http://melissanorthway.com/2012/07/in-the-spotlight-with-nina-lim/   a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight with Nina Lim

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  It is so wonderful to see other authors realize their dream of creating a children's picture book.  I think many parents are inspired by their children to create something they can share with them.  This week I had a chance to interview Nina Lim, Author and eBook Publisher of Super Harry's Rotten Luck that demonstrates to kids that some days just aren't that great.  And by changing his actions, Harry is able to change his luck.  It is written and illustrated  is such a hilarious way - you are sure to get some laughs while you read it together.  Here is what Nina had to say about her journey so far:  Why did you decide to launch your children's story as an app?  I wanted to create a children’s book app when I saw how much magic and learning was possible with the iPad. The opportunity to add narration and sound effects was really fun. Most of all, I was impressed with how the … [Read more...]