Christmas Gifts for Kids

Holiday Tech 2013

I’m behind on my Christmas shopping. I missed all the Black Friday Christmas sales for one reason or another and now I’m scrambling to find Christmas gifts for my kids.  This year I’m taking a different tactic. I’m focusing on the 3 C’s of Christmas which are communication, creativity and collaboration. Yup, I’m only buying […]

Mobile Device Parenting: Apple, Apps and In-App Purchases

A while ago I wrote about an app game called Smurfs and how people could purchase an item called smurfberries. The kicker is that smurfberries cost real money and you can purchase smurfberries through in-app purchases. The Smurfs game is only one example of a seemingly “free” type of app game. There are lots of […]

My Favourite Christmas Storybook Apps

As a kid I used to watch a lot of TV, particularly around Christmas on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation or as it’s fondly known as the CBC. Every year, like a lot of networks, they run Christmas specials. Three of my all-time favourites are A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph […]

My Holiday Tech List

This year is a bit different for my family. We’re going to Disneyland for Christmas which I think I’m more excited about than the kids. It means; however that we won’t be celebrating Christmas like we usually do so I’m not buying a lot of gifts this year. And really, we’re going to the happiest […]

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, […]