Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Apps

The Mumpreneur Show: Dr. Kristy Goodwin on raising digital kids, best apps for kids, business challenges and being mum

Aug 4, 2015
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I got interviewed on the Mumpreneur Show podcast where I talked about raising digital kids, best apps for kids, business challenges and being mum Shownotes from Mumpreneur  Show Podcast: Dr Kristy Goodwin is an expert on kids and technology. She is the Director of Every Chance to Learn, she runs practical and engaging workshops and seminars […]

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Do Pre-Schoolers Really Need Literacy Apps?

Jun 18, 2015
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As busy parents we often hand over our smartphone or tablet to our preschooler while we scramble to make a phone call or cook dinner. We’ve often downloaded “educational apps” and figure that these are a better alternative to watching You Tube videos or playing “games” on the iPad. Right?   But are they really […]

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The Best Book Apps of 2014

Dec 2, 2014
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The Christmas holiday period is fast-approaching (aghhh, sorry to remind you). Many parents will be looking for quality apps to entertain and educate children over the holiday period (not just apps that will keep them busy).   Whether it’s entertaining children on long-haul flights, or perhaps keeping their brains switched on over the long school […]

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Digital Babies

Nov 21, 2014
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There’s no doubt that today’s children are born into a digital world.   Children now experience ‘digitalised childhoods’.   What about very young babies- is this digital immersion appropriate? What impact is this ‘digital dunking’ having on their very plastic brain? As a Mum, about to have another baby in a couple of months and also […]

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The Best Apps for Toddlers

Nov 6, 2014
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As your toddler’s tiny fingers swipe, tap and pinch a smartphone or tablet screen, you simultaneously fill with pride and fear. This is the modern parents’ dilemma.   On one hand you are filled with pride because want your child to be a proficient technology user. There is no doubt that they will inherit a […]

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The Five Different Types of Apps for Kids in iTunes

May 13, 2014
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Did you know that there are more than just paid and free apps in the iTunes App Store?   There are actually five different types of apps for kids. And it’s important that you know the difference. Otherwise, you might encounter some unexpected expenses or ‘appcidents’ (app-accidents). Click the video below for details.     Tell me, […]

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How to Choose the Right Apps for Young Children

Feb 9, 2014
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I downloaded an app for Taj (3.5 years old) the other day. It was a dinosaur app. He LOVES dinosaurs. The app contained talking dinosaurs, it correctly pronounced all of their names (in a fluent way that Mummy just cannot), it contained a jig-saw puzzle, a tonne of information about dinosaurs and lots of other […]

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Appy Days- Essential Apps for Busy Families

Jan 29, 2014
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              Children love them and adults do too. But can apps really make parenting easier? Can they really help you to streamline things? Can they really help your children get dressed with bags packed in the morning, without constant nagging? You bet!   As a busy Mum myself I am […]

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How Young is Too Young to Introduce Technology?

Jan 28, 2014
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Have you seen the latest Fisher-Price iPad Apptivity Seat? It is a reclining baby bouncer seat with a mirror, with the option to slip an iPad (or other tablet device) into the mirror case and show apps and videos to babies. Yes, to babies. Very young babies that can not yet sit up.     […]

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Five things most parents don’t know about kids and technology

Jan 21, 2014
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      Parenting is difficult. It always has been. Oprah Winfrey once said, “It is the toughest job in the world!” (When I am up feeding at 3am each morning I tend to agree). Parenting in the digital age…well that adds a whole new layer of complexities.   Did you know that we are […]

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