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Children’s ipad App Review: Peppa Pig Theme Park

Peppa Pig Theme Park AppiPhone Screenshot 1

Price:  £3.99

Available from:  itunes, App Store

Suitable from: 4 Years

Initial Reaction: BG was very excited about this app as she already has two other peppa pig apps

Pros:

10 Games

Lots to do

Keeps children entertained

Cons:

Not as intuitive to play as the others

Value for money?  More expensive than the previous games.

Overall Reaction:  It’s a good app but she doesn’t like it as much as the other ones.

Miffy Ipad App

Miffy Ipad App

Price:  £2.99

Available from: itunes, app store

Initial Reaction:  I loved Miffy as a child so I was excited about introducing BG to her. Continue reading

Scosche backSTAGE iPad Case

Scosche backSTAGE iPad case

Price: £29.99

Available from: www.eoutlet.co.uk

Suitable from: 1yr +

Initial Reaction: I was wary about using the iPad in the car. My kids are 3 and 1, and the older one in particular would have the TV on, and play on my iPhone or Cbeebies website all day if we let him, preferably all at once. I’m constantly making efforts to limit their screen time, so I was reluctant to introduce another opportunity to use a screen – especially as the car is so restricted, with no option to break away and do something else as you’re strapped in facing the screen.

However, the latest research indicates that it isn’t screen time itself that’s detrimental to children; it’s the fact that watching the screen prevents them from being active. So given that there’s no option to move around on a car journey anyway, I agreed to give it a go. And I have to admit, the chance of a break from my son’s new habit of asking where we are constantly on a journey was very tempting. We tested the backSTAGE iPad case on a journey from Durham to Leeds. Continue reading