Any day that a box shows up on our doorstep is an exciting day, but…
Mornings come early in our house. Very early. Sometimes it is a struggle to keep my toddler in bed until 5 am and I must admit that this Mama doesn’t function so well at 5 am. I’m always on the lookout for ways to help entertain my 20 month old while the caffeine does its job, and her big sister is still fast asleep (lucky girl). Sometimes she’ll happily play with her baby, some Lego or have fun serving me ‘coffee’ from her kitchen, but other times she needs a bit more stimulation. This morning was one of those mornings so we decided to check out a new app from Windy & Friends!
Windy started as a popular series of children’s books by Vancouver-based Emily Carr grads Judith Steedman and Robin Mitchell Cranfield. The Windy and Friends app is a series of interactive stories for the PreK set. The unique thing about Windy and Friends is that there is always a craft or activity following the “appisode” to encourage kids to put down the iPad and create real world projects.
When we first started exploring the app, I assumed that my 6-year-old would get more out of it than my toddler, but I was quickly proven wrong. Both girls loved the story and the interactive activities kept them both engaged in different ways. My oldest was thrilled to find a match cards memory game included in the app – her absolute favourite game, while my youngest played with the soundboard, and delighted in having control over all the different instruments. You’ll find her review in the video below:
That’s a toddler two thumbs up!
I was impressed that the creators were able to capture the wide age and ability range between my daughters and will definitely be checking out the other appisodes from Windy and Friends. This interactive app for preschoolers is a must have addition to your iPad or iPhone this holiday season and beyond! Lucky for you guys, I have an awesome giveaway for you to enjoy some Windy & Friends and other holiday treats. Enjoy!
All on the table disclaimer: While I was compensated for this post, all opinions are completely honest and totally my own and you know I would never share anything less than superbly stellar with all my fave readers.