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School's Out for Summer!

Students jump with joy and parents slump with trepidation, but the iPhone can help parents endure the summer break.

Long hot days, graduations, BBQ’s, vacations, bug bites, bored kids, and amusement park crowds…all a part of our love-hate relationship with the summer season. For Moms (and Dads or any caregiver), summer means that the kids are "free" from the day-to-day structure of schooling, sports, after-school lessons, etc. While a great time to be a child, it is also a potentially stressful time for parents. It starts off with graduation, then vacations, camps, and inevitably ends with back-to-school shopping. Here are a few apps to make getting through the summer heat a breeze.



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AirStash

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I've had my AirStash ($99) for several days now after the delay of nearly a month due to some streaming difficulty in the first model, I've got to say I'm happy but hmmmm.  Let me explain.



Seuss, Seuss and more Seuss

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Dr. Seuss on my iPhone was great, my son loved it but The Lorax ($2.99) on my iPad is out of this world!  This ebook is just more good stuff from Ocean House Media, see my previous post on The Cat In The Hat. The Lorax is the same well designed reader with a new story.



KidKeys - Special Keyboard for Kids

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KidKeys - a colorful keyboard for kids. Makes it easy for kids to write notes, e-mails, or play games using KidKeys and the iPad to connect with your computer. Works on a Mac or PC. 



Oceanhouse Media releases more Dr. Seuss Apps

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"Oceanhouse Media is excited to announce the release of three new Dr. Seuss iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad apps to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thurs., April 22nd. Theodor Geisel cared deeply about our environment and educating children about the value of caring for Mother Earth.



Color & Draw for the iPad

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Tipitap Apps just released their Color & Draw app for the iPad. Now, there is lots more room to work. Even I managed to color a page!

 

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Amazing App Solar Walk allows you to explore the planets in detail!

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 Just when I start to get bored with my iPod touch, a new app comes along that makes it like new again. The app in this case is Solar Walk from VITO. I have reviewed the amazing Star Walk previously here (a celestial viewing app), but was wondering when they would get round to adding 3-D planet exploration to the mix. There's a great (and free) PC app out there that does this called Celestia, and Google Earth also has some pretty awesome planet/star-gazing features.



Paints vs Adobe Ideas

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I’m reviewing two apps for the iPod here because they are so close in terms of what they do they make for a good side by side comparison.



Color&Draw is NOT for Adults ONLY!

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The Color&Draw website says it's an app for kids, but I'm here to tell you that it's for adults, too!



Give your kids a Witty Bit of music and alphabet learning

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When I first started the Witty Bit app, the song went on and on and on. I couldn’t figure out how to get pass the first screen. Finally, I discovered you merely have to swipe to the next screen to get it to stop. Whew! 



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