Category Archives: For Children

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Wake Up WIth Disney – A Can’t Miss Alarm App

Total Score:  28.5

I'm not one of those people who searches for new and different alarm clock apps.  The standard one was fine with me until I discovered Wake Up With Disney for iPhone and iPad.   This app has all the standard functionality of an alarm clock app, but with a Disney twist.  What would be better than to have Donald Duck screaming at you to wake up.  It made me laugh as I was testing it and I really do believe it would make me laugh every morning.  This could be appealing to children, but it's equally appealing to us grownups.  Why shouldn't it be, we've known Donald for a long time.  Continue reading

Learn a New Language with Spanish – Speak and Learn Pro

Total Score:  29.5

People learn in different ways.  Some need to see what they are learning.   Some need to hear someone explain what they need to learn and some need to touch, or experience the new information.  Happily, Spanish – Speak and Learn Pro does all three.  I took Spanish in college but am far from fluent.  This app combines the fun of a game with repetitive learning.  I actually look forward to my language lessons.  I think you will too.    I didn’t test the Spanish Kids – Speak and Learn.  If your intention is to help your children learn Spanish you might want to start with that version.   Continue reading

Birdwatcher’s Diary – Journaling the Easy Way

Total Score:  28

As a newly hatched (pun intended) birder, I do not have any preconceived notions about how to collect sightings.   From the research I have done, I can tell you that I find the Birdwatcher’s Diary  for iPhone or iPad app easy to use and frankly fun. I cannot even imagine doing this on paper.  On the other hand, more appropriately, can see the advantages of an electronic version.  They say the best camera is the one you have with you.  I would think we could easily make the case that the best bird journal is the one you have with you – and since my iPhone is a constant companion, it inspires me to collect.  There was a major update in August 2012 which added a lot of new functionality. Continue reading