Comics Head – Create your own comic by NextWave Multimedia Inc – Review and Giveaway



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What we love…

Lots of options and editable details to help you create your own comics.

What we’d love to see…

More cool art assets.

Summary

Comics Head is a features-packed digital tool for creating comics that will get kids to love storytelling.

Our Rating

When I was exploring Comics Head – Create your own comic by NextWave Multimedia for the first time, I kept getting ideas on how we could incorporate comics in our children’s learning. While presenting knowledge in the form of comics can greatly impact our children’s motivation to learn, I think it’s even more rewarding to have them use comics to tell a story.

Students can be encouraged to write by first planning and developing their ideas in comics, which helps to improve their thinking process. They can also relate an experience that they had through photo comics. With the use of comics, students can confidently deliver a presentation that is unique and engaging. Comics also allows them to express themselves freely and not be limited by their lack of writing skills. Comics definitely has a place in education.

To help you create your own comics, all you need is Comics Head. It is easy to use, has plenty of ready templates to get you started right away plus lots of cartoon items and editing features to help you produce professional looking comics. There is a great variety of backgrounds, characters, props and effects for you to choose from. Alternatively, you can find suitable items from the pre-packaged assets that are based on specific themes. You are not limited to these art assets alone as you can also use photos/screenshots taken from within the app and import images from your device’s photo library or external sources. Best of all, you can draw your own items and add them to your comics!

Each art item that is inserted in your comics page can be edited – horizontal/vertical flip, duplicate, crop, apply various filters, add textures, make transparent, etc. You can even change the character’s expression and pose! Comics Head is packed full with many more advanced features to help you produce the most sophisticated comics that will satisfy your audience.

What’s comics without speech bubbles and Comics Head not only allows you to add and design your speech bubbles, but also lets you add audio speech bubbles via in-app recording or importing! You can also arrange the playback sequence of these audio speech bubbles. See an audio comics created by a 7-year-old below!

There are endless possible use for this app and it’s not just for our children. Teachers can prepare their science and history lessons in comics and see their students captivated. Parents can quickly create social stories using photos of real situations when needed. We can also make our own audio comic for our kids who can’t read yet. Greeting or invitation cards, business presentations, travel journals, announcements, etc. – all these you can rely on Comics Head to do the job well!

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Comics Head has awesome supportive features as well. It has several ways to share a completed comics and the in-app help section is clear and concise. Access to the various sections is straightforward and access to all the external links are disabled by default and can only be changed in the password-protected parental settings.

Comics Head makes it so easy and fun for young children to create their own comics while older students and adults will be pleased with its easy to use yet powerful self-publishing tools. With this app, anyone can be an artist and author. Whether it’s for leisure or for work, Comics Head is a worthwhile addition to any home or classroom. Check out this cool comics creator app today and see your child’s love for storytelling grow.

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Comics Head - Create your own comic Comics Head - Create your own comic by Nextwave Multimedia
Category: Education, Photo & Video
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 410.01 MB

$FREE

Giveaway

If you would like to win a promo code for this app, please enter via the widget below. This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize. Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck!

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.


Painting Lulu Coloring Books For Kids by FlyCatcher Inc. – Review



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What we love…

The ease of tranforming coloring pages from paper to digital format.

What we’d love to see…

Ability to deactivate sharing by email directly from the coloring books.

Summary

A unique digital cum paper coloring app that gives children the best of both digital and paper coloring fun in one app.

Our Rating

There are many benefits to having kids filling in coloring pages. Children gain improved fine motor skills, more developed hand-eye coordination, better attention to details, enhanced creativity and lots of opportunities for self expression. This activity is made more fun when the coloring themes are of their interest.

If you ask whether paper or digital coloring is better, I say why can’t we have both? Painting Lulu Coloring Books For Kids by FlyCatcher is a unique digital cum paper coloring app that gives children the best of both digital and paper coloring fun in one app. Presenting only the official coloring pages of your child’s favorite characters like Barbie, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony, Tonka and Transformers Rescue Bots, Painting Lulu will keep your child happily entertained for hours.

Taking advantage of the latest tablet technology, this free app is capable of converting the paper coloring pages from the Paper-to-Digital Coloring Packs to digital ones on your device, even if the coloring is half done on the paper. This Page Scanner function is especially useful when you have to leave home while your child is coloring (and refuses to stop). Simply scan the unfinished coloring page and let your child continue coloring on the digital format without even needing to bring any real coloring tools. Your child can paint with just the fingers or with the digital crayon that comes with the Coloring Pack.

If you do not own any of the Paper-to-Digital Coloring Packs, you can purchase the individual digital coloring books from within the app. The digital coloring pages can be printed on paper for the traditional mode of coloring. The free app itself comes with 110 coloring pages and 5 Photo Booth clip arts featuring Lulu & Friends.

The Photo Booth is the other cool feature in this app and also my youngest’s favorite. It enables kids to take a selfie with their favorite characters and turn it into a personalized coloring page.

Yet another fun feature in this app is My Coloring Book. Kids can snap a photo with a choice of 3 filters and turn it into a coloring page. This works better with bigger items as the line drawings can be a bit grainy.

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The main advantage of digital coloring is definitely the ability to undo any mistakes, erase unwanted areas and save/share/print your child’s masterpieces. There is also no need to tidy the mess after the painting is done or the fear of losing any marker/crayon/paint. Children will love the many choices of colors in the Painting Lulu App – 32 colors for each of the 3 different painting tools available (markers, crayons and paints). Another big advantage is that your child can zoom in on specific areas for more precise coloring.

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Coloring is not only a great form of entertainment for children, it is also a developmentally appropriate activity that can easily be adapted for children of different ages and abilities. With the Painting Lulu App, coloring is made more fun with its dual paper/digital coloring capability, Photo Booth and My Coloring Book features. Download it for free now and let your children explore what masterpieces they can create!

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Painting Lulu Coloring Books For Kids

Painting Lulu Coloring App & Coloring Books for Kids Painting Lulu Coloring App & Coloring Books for Kids by FlyCatcher Inc.
Category: Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 74.53 MB

$FREE

Giveaway

Download the Free app Painting Lulu Coloring Books For Kids, open the app to choose the coloring book you want to redeem and enter the redeem code. Each code is valid for one time use only. First-come-first-get! Good luck!

MY LITTLE PONY
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BARBIE
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HOT WHEELS
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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.


10 Fun Halloween Apps for Kids



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With Halloween just around the corner it’s time to set the mood and get ready for ghosts, vampires and mummies! If you are looking for a good book to set the mood check out of list of 10 Great Kids Book Apps for Halloween , but if you are ready to play or learn we have some other great apps to get your kids in the holiday mood.

  1. Catch the Wally – Halloween by Funny Yummy
  2. In this beautifully illustrated, fun, app Wally is a spider who likes to play hide and seek, as you search for him you can find all kinds of other surprises hidden in the wall. A special version of Catch the Wally has been released for Halloween with seasonal graphics, you can read our review of the original version here. iTunes Link

    Catch the Wally Halloween - Seek & Find game Catch the Wally Halloween - Seek & Find game by Funny Yummy Studio UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)

    Price: $2.99 USD

    This entertaining game is the Halloween edition of our popular Catch the Wally app.

    In this edition: new ‘Halloween’ Wally, 5 brand new episodes and a ghostly explosion. The already familiar.

  3. Room on The Broom Games by Magic Light Pictures. This delightful app is a collection of mini-games suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children. It is based on the award winning book “Room on the Broom” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.This app is a great choice for a non-scary Halloween themed app. [Here is our full review]iTunes Link
    Room on the Broom: Games Room on the Broom: Games by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

    Price: $2.99 USD

    BAFTA NOMINATED GAME based on the No.1 Halloween children's picture book!

    **Perfect for 3 - 7 year olds with no in-app purchases. "A must-have app” The i Mums**

    ***Great technical support.

  4. Toca Boo by Toca Boca. In this classic Halloween app from Toca Boca you play as Bonnie a little girl who dresses as a ghost to scare her family. Her family live in in a rambling old house that is in darkness and family members use flashlights to see. You can set a spooky atmosphere by turning things off and on, and making spooky sound effects and hiding to jump out at family members.
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    Toca Boo Toca Boo by Toca Boca AB

    Price: $2.99 USD

    BOO!
    Did I scare you!? My name is Bonnie and my family loves to spook! Do you want to scare them back? Follow me and I'll show you how!

    SCARE
    Float around the house and look for the family.

  6. Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios. Aimed at children aged 2 – 99 this app is an adorable way to practice physics while also practicing our counting skills, trajectory (ghost bounces) and having fun at the same time.Even as a parent, I enjoy this one! [Here is our full review]iTunes Link

    Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! by Busy Bee Studios

    Price: $0.99 USD

    A counting game for toddlers and preschoolers learning numbers, Giggle Ghosts also helps practice hand-eye coordination as kids bounce and count laughing ghosts off of musical chimneys!

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  7. Sago Mini Monsters by Sago Sago has had an update with Halloween themed accessories and is currently free! The action takes place in a green, oozing, bubbling swamp – suddenly the top of a head pops up from the slime. The child drags it up from the swamp and they can begin to create their own lovable monster. They can color it and all all kinds of accessories that appear from the ooze. [Read our full review]
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    Sago Mini Monsters Sago Mini Monsters by Sago Mini

    Price: $2.99 USD

    Create your own colorful monster! Make your monster happy with paint, food, and decorations. When you’re finished, snap a photo to share with mom and dad. Make as many monsters as you like. Each monster.

  8. Holidays – 4 Scary Little Halloween Games For Kids by Jan Essig. This app includes Halloween, Easter versions and Christmas versions you just go into settings to change the version to suit the Holiday. Each version has 4 games – all designed to suit the holiday theme. Halloween has naughts and crosses played with pumpkins and monster heads; a ghost and pumpkin version of the shell game; a copy the sequence game with ghouls popping out of their graves and a graveyard version of whac-a-mole. The app also includes a parental timer so you can limit how long your child can Play. It is also available as part of a Halloween Games Box which includes this app, Easy! A Deluxe Brain Teaser and Holiday 2 – which has 4 more games- connect 4, slide puzzle, monster code and a bubble shooter game.
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    Holidays Junior 3 in 1 Holidays Junior 3 in 1 by Jan Essig

    Price: $1.99 USD

    Holidays is a collection of 4 fun xmas themed games for kids aged 4-7 years old.

    The games included in Holidays are:
    • TICTACTOE: You can play against your device or against a friend
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  9. Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studios. Educational and entertaining, this beautifully done app will sharpen children’s mathematical skills as they explore Mystery Math Town and get acquainted with it’s fascinating residents and learning at the same time. This app is geared toward elementary school age children and practices addition, subtraction and multiplication. [Here is our full review]
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    Mystery Math Town Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studio

    Price: $3.99 USD

    * Common Sense Media - 5 stars - "Great math practice with fun story, entertaining characters."
    * Tech with Kids Best Math App

    "The teacher in me loves the reverse math aspect of the game. .

  11. Labo Halloween Car by Labo Labo
  12. In this app you can design, color and decorate your own Halloween-themed cars. Once you are happy with the designs you can drive them over a series of different spooky racetracks.
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    Labo Halloween Car(4+) Labo Halloween Car(4+) by Labo Lado Inc.

    Price: $1.99 USD

    "Labo Halloween Car is a delightfully creative app with an engaging game to bring your creation to life." -- fundamentallychildren.com


    Design and build your own Halloween-themed car.
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  13. First Words Halloween by Learning Touch. This app by Learning Touch is for pre-readers to learn letter recognition with fun animations and sound effects. This app features bright illustrations and entertaining sounds focused on a Halloween theme and includes objects and costumes such as a witch, hat, pumpkin and many more. [Here is our full review]

    iTunes Link

    First Words Halloween First Words Halloween by Learning Touch LLC

    Price: $1.99 USD

    - "Best Apps: Our Recommendations for Families" -- Common Sense Media
    - "Best iPhone Apps of the Week" -- AppAdvice
    - "Great choice for toddlers, just hurry up and get it!" -- Apps4Kids
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  14. Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this app your children can practice addition and subtraction of Halloween clad monkey’s, opposites such as stop/go, on/off, open/close, and touching a variety of objects within the room.  Reading and Singing using word highlighting to encourage early pre-reading skills.  Fun interactive elements include a candy surprise, a friendly spider, Halloween costumes on the characters as well as a dancing skeleton.

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    Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD by LoeschWare

    Price: $1.99 USD

    ->The original version is currently an Apple handpicked selection for the "App Store Essentials: Special Education"

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).


Review of Mundo Lanugo -Juega y Aprende, a Latino Inspired Kids App



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What we love…

Lots of activities, colorful, engaging characters, introduces Latino culture and traditional values

What we’d love to see…

Naming the balls in Muki’s toys, addition of written vocabulary words

Summary

Mundo Lanugo is a bright, colorful entertaining preschool app, for introducing Latino culture, and Spanish vocabulary, to children.

Our Rating

Mundo Lanugo - Juega y Aprende En Un Mundo Infantil Latino de Corazón / Mundo Lanugo - Play & Learn In A Latino-Inspired Children’s World in SpanishMundo Lanugo – Juega y Aprende is an app designed for young children to explore Latino culture and the Spanish Language. All the spoken language in the app is Spanish, but the parents section is in both Spanish and English.

The app is designed for 2-5 year old children from Latino families to introduce them to their culture and language in a fun way.

Mundo Lanugo gives the child a bright, colorful world to explore, populated by whimsical cartoon characters. They can scroll to look around and play with the many interactive elements such as counting as they climb the numbered steps to the treehouse, playing musical instruments, flying a paper airplane or ringing the bells on a mission-style church. There are also 10 short videos for the child to watch and and 10 activity areas, each accessed by tapping on a white icon.

Videos

The videos are short animations featuring the Mundo Lanugo cartoon characters, each one illustrates a Latino saying such as “Con el tiemo y la paciencia se aquiere la ciencia” and “En boca cerrade no entran moscas.” These videos encourage traditional values such as hard work and good manners but in a fun and entertaining way.

Activities

There are 10 different activity areas, which introduce different aspects of Hispanic culture, but also work on classic preschool skills such as learning the (Spanish) names of numbers, colors,toys & foods; matching, organizing by shape and color.

Shopping with Chuy

Chuy the pig is shopping at the mercado, the child needs to help him by collecting all the fruit and vegetables on his list and dragging them to his shopping basket. If they pick the correct item the name is spoken, incorrect items elicit an “uhh” and the child gets to try again.

Cooking with Chuy

In this game Chuy is in the kitchen preparing his favorite Latino foods -guacamole, arroz con leche and ceviche. The child has to drag all the ingredients to his bowl so Chuy can mix it and present the final dish. As they add each ingredient its name is spoken.

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Mia’s Art Gallery

Mia the Monkey has a collection of art by Latino artists such as Frida Kahlo, Picasso and Dali. She needs help displaying them, so the child needs to match the shape of the artwork to the outline on the wall.

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Mia’s Doll

The child can decorate Mia’s favorite doll in a variety of colors using fill-in coloring tools, and they learn the color names as they play.

Muki’s Workshop

Help Muki Monkey create his one of a kind toys using simple objects such as toilet roll middles, soda bottles and milk cartons.

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Muki’s Toys

Muki’s room is a mess! As the child helps him tidy up they can learn the Spanish names of traditional toys including dominoes, yo-yos, marbles, jacks and paper boats. The only toys they put away that aren’t named are the balls – I’d like to see this added in a future update.

Dress Up with Gloria

Help Gloria Lamb to get dressed in costume for El Dia de Los Muertos, Carnaval or as a character from Don Quixote.

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Gloria’s Journal

Gloria is working on her journal and to help her the child has to match 4 objects with the  scene from the app they come from.

La Cucaracha

Each the the characters from the app plays a traditional Latino instrument. The child can drag each one onto the stage where they will play La Cucaracha. This lets them hear how each instrument sounds both individually and when combined with other instruments, whilst listening to this classic tune.

Music with Quique

Quique the parrot has a variety of traditional instruments including maracas, guitar, accordion and flute. The child gets to learn their Spanish names and hear how they sound.

This a a very bright, colorful children’s app with cute characters and lively music. I love how it brings together different aspects of Latino culture including music, food, traditional toys, sayings and values as a integral part of a fun app. The app is also good for introducing some basic Spanish vocabulary such as names of: fruits, vegetables, numbers, colors,  musical instruments and toys. Currently these vocabulary words are only spoken, I would love to see the written words too, in these sections, as seeing a word written is a precursor to learning to read later.

It is a great app for helping to pass down Latino culture and values to Latino children, but also useful for non-Hispanic families who wish to teach their children about other cultures. My older son attended a Spanish Immersion Program where each class is 50% native Spanish- speakers and 50% English – speakers,  and the children are taught in Spanish from kindergarten. In this school the children learn not only the Spanish language but they also learn about Latino culture, music, dance and history, so this would be a great app for children preparing to enter this or similar programs.

Overall, a bright, colorful entertaining preschool app for introducing Latino culture, and Spanish vocabulary, to children. Parents who want to expand the child’s experience beyond the app can also visit the Mundo Lanugo website for activities, crafts and recipes.

iTunes Link: Mundo Lanugo – Juega y Aprende En Un Mundo Infantil Latino de Corazón / Mundo Lanugo – Play & Learn In A Latino-Inspired Children’s World in Spanish – Lanugo LLC
Google Play Link

Mundo Lanugo - Juega y Aprende Mundo Lanugo - Juega y Aprende by Lanugo LLC

Price: $1.99 USD

‘Mundo Lanugo: Juega y Aprende’ es una aplicación infantil diseñada para reflejar y promover el idioma y la cultura de los niños de herencia Latina. A través de divertidos juegos didácticos, .

 

NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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