Posts Categorized: Reviews

There’s a new Xander in Town!

There’s a new Xander in Town!

We love the Xander apps, not just because of the cute dinosaur, but because they turn language learning into fun! These apps are primarily focused on little children, and exist to help them prepare for the challenges of ‘big’ school.   The team have just added new Afrikaans apps to their bouquet of language learning… Read more

App Review: Lifecake

App Review: Lifecake

Are you a big believer in online privacy, and concerned about posting pictures of your children online? If so, Lifecake could be the solution you’re looking for. Here’s how it works: Download Lifecake for Android or iOS here (it’s free to download) Register and login for the very first time (they make this step really… Read more

Pick ‘n Pay Stickeez 2 – The App.

Pick ‘n Pay Stickeez 2 – The App.

The arrival of Stickeez 2 at Pick ‘n Pay was met by parents who either jumped on to that submarine (me!) or who bemoaned the arrival of these plastic undersea creatures. Whatever your response to them may be, I do quite like the accompanying mobile application that Pick ‘n Pay has released to tie in… Read more

A Guide To musical.ly

A Guide To musical.ly

If you have a teen in the house, you’ve probably heard about musical.ly. I’ve likened it to Dubsmash, but my sources inform me that it’s better than the Dub. Let’s take a look: musical.ly works in a similar way to Dubsmash, in that it involves music and some lipsyncing, but it takes on a far more community-oriented approach…. Read more

Let there be light (and a charging station!)

Let there be light (and a charging station!)

Now that the days of regular loadshedding are hopefully behind us in South Africa (fingers crossed!), I like to think this kind of device is not on my essential items list. I am, of course, very wrong, because if I know anything at all about modern day life, it is that, when your phone is… Read more

Playing House With Fuzzy House

Playing House With Fuzzy House

Growing up, one of my most favourite things to do was… play house. I had an amazing dollhouse with little figurines and, sometimes, if I close my eyes, I can still remember the magic of playing for hours. My daughter has also enjoyed many years of ‘playing house’ with her dollhouse, and especially enjoyed it… Read more

Moppet Is Here!

Moppet Is Here!

My eyes spied a mention of Moppet a few days ago, so I got pretty excited to explore this new app, that’s made for one of my favourite things in the world – reading. But Moppet isn’t just your standard reading app, because it’s also focused on creating strikingly original content and telling lovely stories… Read more

Let’s Invent Something!

Let’s Invent Something!

Childhood is probably the most creative time of our lives, with big ideas and adventurous plans all part and parcel of a child’s growing up process. Creating something new is always exciting, and learning more about the inventions that have changed our world is a great way to inspire your budding inventor. Facebook, just last… Read more

Review: ClickTab 7″ For Kids

Review: ClickTab 7″ For Kids

There’s something about tablets made just for little fingers that always make me smile. A lot of thought goes into making a relatively high tech device into something that’s easy to use, simple to understand and navigate. That’s where the Incredible Connection ClickTab 7” for Kids gets it right! It’s easy for little hands to manage; measuring at 7… Read more

App Review: Magic Kinder

App Review: Magic Kinder

Let’s talk about those Kinder Joy eggs for a moment: I’m 85% convinced that a wide range of oopsies, disappointments and sad faces can be fixed with these, but I really don’t enjoy the finicky contents sometimes, and occasionally confusing constructions. But I have become a quick fan of the Magic Kinder app.   Take a… Read more