Summer learning for preschoolers

With my oldest entering kindergarten next year, I’m slowly becoming integrated into the public school system. One hot topic I’m hearing about seems to be the length of the summertime break. In Canada the school year begins in September and ends in June. For school kids this means 2 months of fun-in-the-sun activities, family vacations, […]

Summertime Vacation Apps

Since we’re taking our tablet on vacation, I’ve been thinking about the apps my kids will use. Am I loading new apps onto it or simply letting them play the old ones? And if I’m purchasing new apps for the summer, what criteria am I using for choosing these apps? Should I still focus on […]

App Ratings: Do Your Parental Due Diligence!

A trend in game apps is to launch new relevant content when big events occur such as Christmas or Halloween. The folks at Beeline, who make the Smurfs game, recently released a new update for the Euro 2012 football tournament. The update is horribly buggy. After playing the game for a couple of days, I […]

Flying, tablets and parenting: Oh my

These days it is tough to be a parent with young kids in public spaces. Restaurants are banning kids under six, breast feeding in public is still an issue (let’s move on people) and sometimes a simple task such as shopping with kids is frowned upon. Recently, I went to a large supermarket that had […]