The iMums are very pleased announce the sixth in our series of iPad Mini giveaways, this is sponsored by  Treasure Kai, Brush of Truth by Story Bayou, Smarty Britches: Nouns, and Melissa Northway of Polka Dot Publishing and Dandelion Moms. All of these developers have created “Apps with Curriculum” – this is a Book App Library that empowers educators. The developers of these book apps provide curriculum for educators that is Common Core Standards aligned and includes Reading Strategies, Smarty Activities, and Project-Based Learning. Their curriculum for Smarty Britches: Nouns, Brush of Truth, Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island, Penelope the Purple Pirate, and Gerry the Giraffe can be found at Apps with Curriculum.

The iPad mini is the hot gift this holiday season and is a great size for children – lighter and easier to carry than the original iPad, but with access to the same great catalog of apps. Don’t want to wait to win one? Why not grab one from Amazon” target=”_blank”>Amazon! This prize package, which totals to over $400, includes all you need to get started:-

  • A new Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi;
  • A Cygnett Workmate shock-absorbing iPad mini case;
  • A huge collection of apps to kickstart your iTunes library!

Introducing our sponsors:

Treasure Kai

When children’s author, Karen Robertson’s dyslexic son picked up the iPad for the first time and chose story book apps over games, she knew her book, “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island” could be a book app like no other. “Treasure Kai” book apps combine imaginative treasure hunt adventure with unique interactivity that brings the reader into the story.  Winner of Best in Category at the New Media Film Festival, “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island” is a twist on the choose-your-adventure format and is designed to motivate kids to finish the story.  The newly-launched sequel, “Treasure and the Seven Cities of Gold” has already been awarded 5 Stars by The iMums and Digital Storytime and is designed to make remembering the story they’ve read, fun for kids. You can read The iMums review of “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island” [here] and The iMums review of “Treasure and the Seven Cities of Gold

 Smarty Britches: Nouns is a story set in the South where a little boy’s Smarty Britches teach him about the nouns in his life.  Within the app are games and reading strategies.  This app was designed by  Cyndie Sebourn -a National Board Certified Teacher who has created free curriculum for it at appswithcurriculum.com.  The curriculum includes Project-Based Learning. You can read The iMums review of Smarty Britches: Nouns [here]. learn more about Cyndie, Smarty Britches and Apps With Curriculum by reading our developer interview.

Brush of Truth by Story BayouBrush of Truth was written by mom Julie Landry Laviolette to give older kids a full-length, interactive book experience. Written in second person, Brush of Truth tells the story of two tweens who find an enchanted paintbrush in a “choose-your-adventure” format. It has 125 pages of story, 65 choices of what happens next, and 20 possible endings. Laviolette’s company, Story Bayou, a play on “story by you,” makes interactive book apps for tweens 8-12. so kids will read more. You can learn more about Story Bayou by reading our developer interview.

 

      POLKA DOTS PUBLISHING is based in Irvine, California and founded in Dec 2010 by award winning children’s author, Melissa Northway. Melissa’s goal is to create interactive and educational children’s storybook apps and books utilizing digital technology. Polka Dots Publishing’s first storybook app, “Penelope the Purple Pirate”, was released by PicPocket Books January 2011 and has gone on to be a Top 25 iTunes book app as well as chosen as a Top 10 Must-Have eBook by lilsugar of Popsugar.com and a Top 10 Educational iPad App by Digital Storytime with over 12,000 downloads. Penelope was awarded a Bronze Award from Readers Favorite and is a Global eBook Award Winner in Children’s Books. Melissa’s most current release through Polka Dots  Publishing, Inc. and PicPocket Books: “Gerry the Giraffe” has received numerous top reviews and a 5 Star Rating from Readers Favorite. You can read The iMums review of Penelope the Purple Pirate [here] and of Gerry the Giraffe [here]. Melissa has also recently launched a lifestyle website, dandelion moms. You can learn more about Melissa Northway by reading our developer interview.

Cygnett designs, develops and manufactures innovative digital accessories for the world’s most popular gadgets and technology. From cases and accessories for iPod, iPhone, iPad, smartphones and tablets to portable speakers, earphones, power products and laptop bags. The Workmate case features a heavy duty and impact cushioning layered design. The dual material case is shock-absorbing without adding bulk, offering robust defence when at work or play.

Don’t forget to also visit our  Mini-Madness Page where you will find links to our other iPad Mini Giveaways and our Giveaways Page where you can enter to win more great prizes.

Giveaway

Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open worldwide, you must be over 18 years old to enter. The winners must contact The iMums within 48 hours of being announced to claim their prize and must have a valid postal address. We notify winners by email as well as announcing on our website, so make sure info(at)theimum.com is on your safe senders list so the email doesn’t get caught in your spam filter or junk mail folder.

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