Friday, July 20, 2012

Who Wants To Be An Astronaut?

If you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, they'll probably say: I want to be an Astronaut. Space is indeed fascinating when you are a kid, let alone when you are a grown up.

Wee Rockets is a groovy app that allows kids at the age of 3-6 to build a rocket by drag & drop its elements on the screen (just like a puzzle), choose from 4 cute Astronauts, then fly through space in a mission to save the lovely aliens.

The game is fairly easy, and the graphics are beautiful! But I personally felt it lacks of something.. after playing with it for the first time I was thinking to myself: That's it? I wanted more action, more levels, or at least a sign that I am a Hero for saving all the aliens..
Having said that, when you are a kid, this kind of game is just enough to make you happy. I've also been informed by the app maker that they are working on adding some more Rocket parts and improvements - so this is good.

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Or download the application from here. (your kids will thank you)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Augmented Reality for Children. More of These Apps Please!

A collaboration between Johnson & Johnson and Disney, led to a super-magical app for kids!
BAND-AID application adds an Augmented Reality layer while pointing an iPhone or an iPad at a real band-aid. (made by Johnson & Johnson)

Obviously, this is a wonderful idea because it can reduce the fear and really help kids forget a scratch pain easily when turning the experience into a fun game. Needless to say kids can put a band-aid with no reason at all just to watch the cute Muppet videos that worth watching at any time!

Don't have this kind of band-aid and must try it now??
  • Download the application
  • Point the app on the band-aids on this post (find more on their Facebook page)
  • Choose your favorite Muppet (Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo)
  • and enjoy the show!
Augmented Reality is a real interesting technology to use in Advertising, and as shown here it definitely takes it to a whole new level. I sure hope we'll see more of this unusual marketing way on more products. Batter than any online banner or campaign, and can be used on-the-go. But most important, it's fun.

You can buy the Muppets Band-Aids in Amazon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

4 New iPad Apps for Kids Worth Downloading This Weekend [FREE]

Over the week I see so many great applications that I want to write about but not always have the time for it. So I think it will be a good idea to post several apps all together to enjoy over the weekends.

Starting this week with a wonderful game for kids at the age of 5 to 85 :)
Ballooned is an adventure game where kids needs to pops balloons using all kind of cute weapons. The game is colorful and very intuitive for younger kids, with lots of surprises along the way.

Car Wash is just as good as PepiBath (only this one is free). A game which allows kids to make a car really dirty, then clean it. I loved just about everything in this game: the graphics, music, fun caracters, and the overall concept - and I also believe the part of cleaning the car is actually educational.

A sweet coloring book with music and fun activity is Farm Play. Now, I've tried a lot of coloring book apps before, but this one if playful and very easy to color with. Might be too easy for kids older than 5 years old though. Also, only 10 coloring pages, but I'm sure your kids will want to go back and paint them over and over again (probably because of the fun music and sounds)

Glasses is an interactive eBook about a boy who wears glasses but they are little big for him..
It's a beautiful story with some fun objects and sound, but more important, it outline a common problem where children who just started (or need to) wear glasses have some difficulties with the new experience. This book will be perfect for them.