Friday, April 30, 2010

Favorite Kid Apps

Okay, so I'm not usual one to use this blog to talk about anything other than family stuff but I just found out about a contest at Best Kids Apps, a blog about iPhone apps for kids, that's offering a chance to win an iPad. Well, as you all know, I do have a tech-junkie engineer for a husband and he would LOVE an iPad (I admit they are pretty cool). So, here goes.

I really try not to let Evan play with my iPhone all that much but I do admit to using it as entertainment from time to time when desperate (i.e., stuck waiting in a doctor's office, car ride, etc.). So I've download a couple of apps that he does seem to enjoy. By far, I think his favorite (and mine) is the Dr. Seuss's ABC app. It has great narration and classic Seuss illustrations for all the ABCs. It flips "pages" just like a book and the words change color when they are read. I like to think it's educational but who knows.

Evan also likes the iStoryTime book app on the iPhone. It has several different stories you can download like "The Reading Bug." The app reads the story to you and but you flip the "pages" yourself. The stories are cute and short and the illustrations are nice but nothing great.

Lastly, I just recently downloaded the Baby Piano app. This one is pretty cool. It has a mini piano keyboard that plays the notes of the scale (i.e., "do" "re" "mi", etc). It also has a feature that will play animal sounds instead of notes. It will also light up the keys to guide you through playing a song. So far Evan hasn't seem to like this one as much as the others. He enjoys music but I think this may be a bit too advanced for him.

Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Clapping is Fun!

Last weekend Evan learned how to clap! We hadn't really been teaching him to do it, but we do clap for him sometimes because he seems to like it. On Saturday he just started doing it in a coordinated way. We clap back and he really likes it. Now it does it all the time. Poor Patrick was out of town at the MS150 but I sent him the video to watch. Here's a sneak peek:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Evan's First Easter

Happy Easter everyone! We had a great day yesterday. We attended the children's mass in the morning (which was a little crazy) and then had a wonderful lunch with Chris and Robyn. Evan had fun hanging out with his aunt and uncle and really enjoyed being outside. He doesn't mind being in the play pen too much if it's outside. He's an outdoors man just like his dad!