The iMums are very pleased announce the ELEVENTH in our series of iPad Mini giveaways, this is sponsored by Hamaguchi Apps, Weiner Family Studios, Fairlady Media and Wanderful Interactive Storybooks. 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:
Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development was founded by Speech Language Pathologist Patti Hamaguchi. Patti has been practicing as an SLP for 30 years and creating apps for the last 2 years. The company is based in California, very close to Apple HQ. The iMums have reviewed many of their apps including Fun With Directions, More Fun With Directions, First Words International, and Picture The Sentence. Their most recent apps are Between the Lines level 1, level 2 and Between the Lines Advanced a series of apps to help children with Autism or others who need help interpreting vocal intonation, facial expressions, perspective-taking, body language, and idiomatic or slang expressions. All of the apps from Hamaguchi are known for being engaging with built-in reward systems that keep students motivated to practice their skills.
Weiner Family Studios builds apps their own family loves to play. Their first app, A Family Matters was one of Apple’s “What’s Hot” apps and has helped thousands of families find interesting things to do and talk about in various venues. Billed as “the only app you will want your children playing at the dinner table”. It is a communication tool used by therapists with special needs children, grandparents connecting with their grandchildren, as well as parents trying to spend a few quality minutes with their kids. Parents have used it while waiting at a restaurant, in the doctor’s office, even in line at Disney World. Weiner Family Studios also has a collection of holiday themed coloring books, perfect for helping little ones create festive pictures in a musically themed environment that is simple and fun to use. Children enjoy the festive design and large selection of pictures. The easy-to-use tap and fill coloring style makes it perfect for younger artists. The large variety of colors and holiday patterns makes an almost unlimited number of pictures possible. All ages can enjoy these apps on their iPad, iPod or iPhone but especially 4-8 yr olds will find it engaging. Parents and therapists of children with motor skill issues and autism have commented on the hours of enjoyment this brought their children. Coloring books include: Coloring Christmas!, A Valentines Coloring Book, and Spooky Coloring Pages. To learn more about Weiner Family Studios read our developer interview.
Fairlady Media is based in North Carolina and was founded in 2009. To date they have designed and created over 30 apps including 13 of their own such as Grandpa’s Workshop. Their newest game for children is Grandpa’s Workshop. It is a follow-up, or companion game, to their recent popular game for kids, Grandma’s Garden. They are interested in developing games for children that include more real-world content and application and a workshop seemed like a great setting to learn things like measuring, fractions, colors, and number groups. Connie designs the artwork for the apps herself. Be sure to read our review of Grandpa’s Workshop. To learn more about Fairlady Media read the developer interview.
Wanderful Interactive Storybooks inspires young and emerging readers to build a lasting love of language, reading and learning with rich interactive story-telling apps faithfully recreated from the works of well-known children’s authors. Their storybook apps are based on the award-winning Living Books series; indeed, the Wanderful team is led by the same team that created Living Books. We believe Wanderful storybooks are among the best examples of interactive media now available to anyone with a tablet or mobile phone, true to the authors’ original works while adding sound, music and animation to bring these storybooks fully to life. We hope you’ll agree.
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.
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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