Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

For all you want to know and some interesting Christmas ideas if your children love the The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore App visit -

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 
App Trailer
by Moonbot Studios

IMAG·N·O·TRON: Numberlys Edition 
By Moonbot Studios

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Daisy Chain

For all you want to know and some interesting Christmas ideas if your children love the Daisy Chain App visit -

Daisy Chain
by Protein One

By Protein One

Thursday, 3 September 2015


If you ever learnt an instrument as a child or have been a parent of a child learning an instrument, you know that practice is not always an automatic love of the learner. Even if your goal is to be the next greatest superstar it is still hard to find motivation to practice at times. Especially when you're plateauing!
Yousician may not increase the rate of mega guitar stars pumping out of our loungeroom factories but it will definitely make learning a bit more engaging and perhaps speed up that early learning.
I have played guitar now for over 20 years and I am enjoying the free version on an almost nightly basis. In some ways it's the perfect game for me, it combines my love of guitar with the challenge of a game situation. 

by Yousician

Guitar Botz
By Yousician

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Puzzling Challenges

If you love puzzles or just can't resist a challenge then give these simple but addictive apps a try.

Unroll Me
by Cultofmactv

Rush Hour Review
By Apple Updatez

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

2 Great Programming Apps for Kids

I started on Pong and Breakout and remember the feeling of accomplishment when the code all came together to make a game. Instead of just being a consumer I was suddenly a creator...

With 21st century learning well entrenched in our schools and a dedicated and focused digital technologies curriculum in place it's a good time to get your kids looking at code. Code is everywhere and a part of so many things we do in life now. It sits in the background running the apps, programs, software, televisions, light systems, garage doors, car alarms, atm's and so much, much more.
Computers, the internet, iPads and all the devices we have come to know are now settling into their place in society and are now the norm. The world now and ahead is needing more IT capable people and programming is at the forefront of it all. 

Scratch Jr Activities Guide
DevTech Research Group

Hopscotch: Hour of Code Screencast
By Ashley Gavin

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Attributes by Math Doodles

The constant quest to find engaging Math apps continues!
This little beauty will keep the kids busy for a little while. Attributes has a really simple and comfortable feel about it with its hand drawn like graphics. Yet it covers many math areas and a wide array of skills. It quickly progresses into harder and more complex problems but scaffolds well to make the journey fun and addictive.
If you have never come across the original Math Doodles I also recommend you have a look. Check out the video on the right below for the original.

Math Doodles Attributes
A Children's Technology Review

Best iPad Apps for Kids: Math Doodles
By Mitch Cogert

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Motion Maths: Pizza

I can not rave about these apps enough. The kids are lining up in my class to use them. They compete for best pizzeria or cupcake business and are using financial maths language without even realising. My own 5 year old and 7 year old are using the motion maths apps but the quick fire math in Pizza is a little difficult for both. They love the game play and the discussions, team play and sharing have been an absolute pleasure.
The Motion Maths apps are clever apps that remind me of some of the early enterprise games that came out on the Commodore 64 in the 80's. They are engaging, fun and actually addictive. The concepts, expectations, thinking skills, economic issues and organisation skills that a user experiences and deals with along the way with out a doubt make this a very educational series of apps. These actually opitimise educational gaming as the student user will probably forget that they are doing Maths and learning.

Check out Motion Maths: Cupcakes if your child loves Motion Maths: Pizza.

Motion Maths: Pizza Demo

by Motion Maths

Motion Maths: Pizza Trailer

by Motion Maths