The iMums are very pleased announce the TENTH in our series of iPad Mini giveaways, this is sponsored by Kidoodle, Budge Studios, Shoe The Goose and Curious Hat, a group of developers who make very creative apps. 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. The 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:

Kidoodle is based in San Francisco, California and was founded by Michelangelo Capraro. Their first app is Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure, and it really is a family affair as it is was inspired by his wife’s beautiful illustrations, and his son and wife both voice some of the characters in the app. The app is a very creative take on a doodle book. On each page there is a partly drawn illustration with a caption underneath, and the child can use their own imagination to complete the drawing. Once they have completed the drawing it comes to life and is animated. They help create their own fun adventure starring pirates, hidden treasure and their own pirate ship. It really is a very creative app that inspires children to use their imagination, create and think out of the box. You can read our review here. To learn more about Kidoodle read our developer interview.


Curious Hat  is a young startup founded by 2 veterans of the animation and computer graphic industry, one based in France and the other in San Francisco. Before creating Curious Hat, Luca and Erwan worked on many movies such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. Their apps  are designed to engage the children with the real world around them and foster parent-child interaction. Their first app Color Vacuum stimulates the child to explore the colors around them and invent games with those. The iMums reviewed their 2nd app PHLIP, which offers the child the opportunity to create their own visual puzzles using photos they take of their surroundings. You can read our review [here.] They now have 2 apps in their Eye Paint series- Eye Paint Halloween which made The iMums top Halloween Picks for Learning and Fun, and their newest app Eye Paint Animals. The Eye Paint apps open the world of colors to the young artist by using the iPad / iPhone camera to paint and complete the artwork of renowned artists. To learn more about Curious Hat read our developer interview.


 Budge Studios:  is a leading publisher and developer of interactive children’s books, games, and digital toys for multiple platforms including touch devices and tablet computers. Located in Montreal, Budge creates dynamic and engaging products that are both entertaining and educational for millions of children all over the world. Focused specifically on producing content for kids, Budge Studios is working together with the industry’s top licensors and toy companies.Their latest app is Strawberry Shortcake – Card Maker Dress Up which allows you to dress up Strawberry Shortcake, her berry best friends, or a photo of yourself! Your child will have hours of fashion fun dressing up Strawberry Shortcake and her friends in mix-and-match fresh-and-fruity outfits and accessories. Create cards with customized messages to send to friends and family using unlimited combinations of sweet and stylish clothes, accessories, stickers, borders and backgrounds.

Shoe the Goose . From the quirky Pacific Northwest, Shoe the Goose has been making apps for kids since 2009. They develop apps that encourage fun and creativity,  looking for activities in real life and making them accessible in situations where it’s not possible to do the real thing. Maybe there’s no snow, but you’d like to build a snowman. Try Snow Doodle. Want to tie dye a shirt without the mess? Check out Tie Dye Doodle. Our all time favorite, and one of their oldest apps, is Cookie Doodle. There’s just something special about making a cookie and emailing it to one of your grandparents! They are really pleased with the positive feedback from professionals and caregivers of kids with special needs. Their apps are designed to be fun and that they have the added bonus of giving a boost to kids who need it makes them especially proud. They are very honored to have received three Parents’ Choice Foundation awards for their work. The iMums have reviewed Cookie Doodle and Cake Doodle.

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.


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