Monday, July 26, 2010
You may scoff at the idea that children as young as one or two could derive any benefit from playing with your iPhone. But take a look at some of the child-oriented apps on the market today. There are activities that build your child's language skills and others that hone your child's hand-eye coordination and creativity.
For instance, did you know there are apps to turn your iPhone into a tiny e-reader? While an iPhone may not be the best vehicle for reading War and Peace, the phone's small screen may be the perfect size for a book aimed at your child. For this reason, many iPhone applications for kids center around the act of enjoying (if not exactly reading) a picture book. The iPhone seems tailor-made for your toddler's little hands!
If your children have played with your iPhone at all, you've probably already noticed their obsession with it; it's almost impossible to extract the unit from a child's sweaty little grip. So there's no reason not to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity for learning! When you download children's apps to your phone, make sure that they're both entertaining and educational. Choose activities in which the child can participate rather than just things for him to watch.
Are you wondering about the bottom line - the cost? Not to worry - most iPhone apps only cost a few dollars at most, and many are still free. This applies to iPhone applications for kids as well as those for adults. Compared with the cost of most commercial video and computer games, this is a real steal, and a great reason to stock up on all your favorites!
So isn't it time to download some iPhone applications for kids onto your mobile phone? Do remember to put it in airplane mode, thus disabling all the functions that would enable him to make or receive calls - but then settle back to enjoy your child's entry into a whole new world!
Construct-O-Set is one of the best iPhone apps for kids on the market. Designed for toddlers just learning shapes and colors, it also builds hand-eye coordination and creativity. Visit them today for more quality iPhone apps.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Willie Nel's new Afrikaans children stories can now be downloaded from the Internet.
These fun and adventures stories about the blue people on the mountain was narrated by the popular Afrikaans singer, Blackie Swart.
If your children understand Dutch of Afrikaans, then you have to download your own copy today!
There's also a free sample that will be released later today. (Laai Die Blou Mensies gratis eksemplaar hier af.)
Download Die Blou Mensies by Willie Nel here today!
Friday, April 24, 2009
His Illegal Self by Peter Carey - Audio Book
"Che is a precocious young boy raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents—radical 1960s activists who are now among the FBI’s most wanted—he’s denied access to television and the news. But he takes hope from his teenage neighbor, who predicts, “They will come for you, man. They’ll break you out of here.”
One afternoon, the prediction appears to come true. Soon Che, too, is an outlaw, fleeing into the subway and pitched into a journey that leads to a hippie commune in the jungles of tropical Australia. Here, Che slowly, bravely confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems."Publisher : 2009 Blackstone Audio Inc
Author : Peter Carey
Narrator : Stefan Rudnicki
Length : 8 hours 8 minutes (Unabridged)
Download your own audio book copy of His Illegal Self by Peter Carey today!