The iMums Give Away 14 iPad Minis in Mini Madness Campaign – News

 Twelve iPad minis are being given away through Dec. 31 in a “Mini Madness” global campaign to promote quality children’s educational apps. App developers from ten countries on four continents have joined in the giveaway, which is organized by The iMums, a children’s tech review site run by four moms from four corners of the earth.

UPDATE: 14 iPad mini giveaways will be launched by Dec 10th

Open worldwide, the iPad mini giveaways kicked off in early November at www.theimums.com and will continue through Dec. 31, 2012. New giveaways will begin each Monday through Dec. 10 and will last three weeks, so some will overlap. Each giveaway is valued at over US$400 and contains an Apple iPad mini (16GB/WiFi), a ‘Workmate’ case from Cygnett and apps from the sponsoring developers.

“We wanted to do something special for the holidays, and the iPad mini would be a great family gift,” said iMum Mary Mahon, a United Kingdom native now living in California. “The iTunes platform has already been a game changer in making quality educational apps available at an affordable price. The biggest stumbling block with parents and schools getting access to these apps has been the price of the iPad. This has been gradually coming down and the mini lowers that even further.”

The iMums are a group of four moms who met online while searching for and reviewing apps for their own children. In 2011, they formed a children’s tech review site to help parents and educators find the best educational apps and technology products. The iMums are founder Amanda Powell of Australia, Alison Hirst of the U.S., Grace Shirley Chong of Singapore and Mahon. Collectively, the group has 11 children ages 1 to 18.

“We are all part of one global community of parents, teachers, therapists and developers from around the world who come together to talk about the best children’s apps, and how to make them even better,” Mahon said. “It is amazing to work with the other iMums from around the globe. We have a common goal of ensuring that our children get the best learning opportunities from these devices and are protected from inappropriate content.”

For the giveaway, The iMums pulled together developers from over 10 countries including the U.S., Canada, Singapore, The Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom, China, France, Belarus, Greece, and Israel. Participating developers include Bamba, Heppi Apps, Loeschware, SoGaBee, Little Learning Tots, Dr Panda, Hamaguchi Apps, Curious Hat, Apps With Curriculum, Smarty Britches Nouns, Fairlady Media, Budge Studios, Wasabipro, Brush of Truth by Story Bayou, Anlock Apps, Shoe the Goose, Kidoodle, Human Body Detectives, demografix, Pic-See, Penelope the Purple Pirate, Dandelion MomsKeyStageFun, iStoryTime, Eric Sailers Apps, Tizio, KidsAndBeyond, Busy Bee Studios, Sneaky Sam, iLearnWith, Kids 1st Shape Puzzle, Treasure Kai, Ansel and Clair, Short Bald and Lanky, Oceanhouse Media, Weiner Family Studios, Frosby Apps, VCare Creation, Abitalk, Baby Learns, Mobile Education Store, Les Trois Elles InteractivePete and SneakersSmarty Ears , Wanderful interactive storybooks, Maximize Games Belugabloo and Beck and Bo.  Each iPad Mini will come with a case sponsored by Cygnett and apps donating by the participating developers.

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I Have To Go!! by Tizio Publishing – Promo Code Giveaway (Closes July 6)

I have to go!!Going on the potty… It’s not always easy! Especially when you really need to go and you cannot find it. But when you do, everyone is happy! Excellent for ages: 2 to 5 years old. This book for toddlers “I have to go!” is one in the series of 5 digital children’s books known as “Sieneke & Tineke”; by children’s books team writer Sieneke de Rooij and illustrator Tineke Meirink. The app makes a game out of reading by touching the pictures and hearing surprising sounds. [Read more…]

Category: Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Cost: AU$0.99 I have to go!! - Tizio BV (16.4MB)

Giveaway
If you would like to win a promo code for this app, please enter via the Rafflecopter Widget below. Winners will be emailed and must reply within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize. Here’s the full Terms & Conditions. Good luck!
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The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname 'The iMum' due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27" iMac, 13" Macbook Air and two Apple TV's.

What Are You Eating? by Tizio Publishing – Promo Code Giveaway (Closes July 6)

What are you eating?Have you ever eaten creepy worms? How do you keep green frogs on your fork? Eating… sometimes it is best to make a game of it! Did you always wonder what lives on a pizza or how a peanut butter sandwich sounds? This book for toddlers “What are You Eating?” is one in the series of 5 digital children’s storybooks known as “Sieneke & Tineke”; by childrens’ books team writer Sieneke de Rooij and illustrator Tineke Meirink. The app makes a game out of reading by touching the pictures and hearing surprising sounds. [Read more…]

Category: Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2.2 or later.
Cost: AU$0.99 What are you eating? - Tizio BV (16.3MB)

Giveaway
If you would like to win a promo code for this app, please enter via the Punchtabb Widget below. Winners will be emailed and must reply within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize. Here’s the full Terms & Conditions. Good luck!

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname 'The iMum' due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27" iMac, 13" Macbook Air and two Apple TV's.

The Top 10 Highest User Rated Apps of 2011

The year 2011 has come to an end and what a busy year it has been for the reviewers at TheiMum.com. We have been doing our best to bring you great, informative reviews on quality apps for the kids (and even some for the parents) but this site wouldn’t be much without the support of our loyal readers. In saying that, here they are as voted by you, TheiMum.com’s Top 10 Highest User Rated Apps of 2011!

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20111111-173306.jpgFamily Matters by Weiner Family Studios

#10 “Family Matters provides topics for your family to discuss in a variety of situations from at the dinner table, waiting in line, at a resturant, at an airport and in the doctor’s office. This app was designed because the owner was looking for a project to do with his family. Part of the proceeds from this app are donated to a family-oriented charity based on a suggestion from his children.” [Full review]

20111216-115516.jpgPreschool Edukitty by Cubic Frog Apps

#9 “A universal app which provides hours of fun teaching children a variety of games from matching patterns and sounds to colors, shapes, numbers, big and small sizes, as well as the alphabet guided by the cute kitty. There are three different skill levels that a parent can choose as well as a reward system which includes a visual reward of the kitty sliding down a slide and stamps.” [Full review]

Alien Buddies IconAlien Buddies by Artgig Apps

#8 “A universal app by Artgig Studios provides hours of fun and learning for children from preschool to early elementary school. Games include: dot to dot, matching by color, shape, letter and number (both audio and visual modes), and stickers. Using the friendly alien buddies, children can learn from a variety of characters who will teach them skills such as color recognition, letter recogntion, shapes and skills such as dragging and dropping to enhance fine motor skills.” [Full review]

Riley and the Magical Laundry Basket by Monkey Prism

#7 “The adorable Riley (voiced by an actual baby… awww) is transported to an imaginary world after falling asleep in a magical laundry basket while her Mum does the cleaning. Riley’s mission is to get to the Cupcake Palace to see the Cupcake Queen and along the way she meets some fun and interesting characters such as Jojo the helpful monkey, the beautiful magical fairy, the little candy men, the dancing dinosaurs and more (unicorns!).” [Full review]

The Monster at the end of this Book by Callaway Digital Arts

#6 “The main character in this story, loveable furry old Grover comes to life through animations and activities throughout the book. I really liked that the reader could personalize their name on the bookplate. Grover acts out the various scenes in the book which include: tying the pages together, building a wooden wall and finally building a brick wall. It was easy to figure out what you were supposed to do on each page, because a yellow circle appeared with each task, something that is very good for young readers.” [Full review]

Serving Sizer Recipe Cards by Creative Algorithms

#5 “This app allows you to copy your recipes into a database where they are all easy to find and re-size as necessary. Once you have entered the recipe, you can change the serving size and the entire recipe is converted to the number of people you need to serve. I used this app on Thanksgiving and found it was very useful in sizing recipes down for my family, plus taking photos of the various creations was wonderful so I can pull up a recipe card and see what it is that I made via a photo.” [Full review]

Toca Kitchen by Toca Boca

#4 “Toca Kitchen eatures the opportunity for children to choose a variety of foods to feed to the four characters who range from a boy and a girl to a cat and a cow. A variety of foods including: vegtables, meat, fish and fruit are available in the refrigerator waiting to be chosen by the child. The food is removed from the refrigerator and placed on the plate in front of the charater and then the preperation steps begin which range from using a food processor, boiling the item, knife, frying pan or the microwave” [Full review]

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My Playhome by Shimon Young

#3 “My Playhome brings the dollhouse into the digital age by offering an entire virtual home, complete with an adorable family of five, that kids can explore and interact with. Also available on the iPhone (Pocket Playhome!), this app features beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and realistic sounds associated with each interaction. My Playhome also has a simple user interface very easy for little fingers to control.” [Full review]

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No Dogs Allowed by Tizio Publishing

#2 “The “No Dog” is a mythical creature that can only be seen by children. You can’t say his name out loud – “he’ll hide if he hears it and just fade away”. The No Dog is a cute ball of fluff with big floppy ears, six legs, two tails and wings. The No Dog is “cuddly, and furry and bright. His job is to love kids and protect you at night.” [Full review]

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Stay At Home Mum – The Secret to Living on One Wage by Jody Allen

#1“This practical app features the same informative articles as the web-based site in a well organised, easily accessible format for your iDevice. You’ll find advice on how save money, simple and scrumptious recipes and ultimately, tips on how to live more frugally and survive on one wage.” [Full review]

The users have spoken! A huge congratulations to the developers of these wonderful apps. Our #1 app receives three months free advertising on TheiMum.com! You can vote for your favourite apps at any time by giving them a rating at the bottom of their review and the highest rated apps at the end of the year will once again be featured. We look forward to bringing you more reviews in 2012!

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