Apptastic Parenting 2.0

Apptastic Parenting 2.0

In one of my earlier blogs, I talked about some of the fantastic apps that have really helped with the daily tasks of being a new Mum. Many people have talked about how these apps have helped them too, and I thought that I would continue to share any apps that I have come across that either bring about a sense of calm to a Mum or Dad’s day, help capture a beautiful memory or inform in a simple and clear way. Here are a few apps that I have downloaded lately:


Baby Karaoke – FREE

For many new parents, the idea of learning those endless nursery rhymes can be enough to give you a headache! This simple app was developed but the raisingchildren.net site and plays five common nursery rhymes in the form of little videos. Playable on your iPhone or iPad, this app is an essential for any Mum or Dad who need a refresher course in ‘Row, Row, Row your boat’ or ‘Open Shut Them!’ Singalong and learn at the same time!

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Elmo loves ABC’s – $4.99

This has to be one of Ella’s favourites so far. There is a FREE base version that allows you to access some letters of the alphabet, but for $4.99, this app is worth it. Obviously, it is tailored for pre-school aged children, but the colours, sounds and animations capture the attention of any child. Elmo invites kids to practice writing their letters, playing games, identifying images, drawing and colouring in etc. It also shows cute little videos that help kids learn the alphabet. This app is creative, interactive and heaps of fun…even for Mums and Dads!

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Diptic – 99c

This app allows you to combine multiple photos taken on either your iPhone or iPad, or those imported from a camera. It provides you with various different layouts that help you create a montage /collage of photos, with the ability to then save this as a single image. Images can be shared via Facebook, twitter, Flikr, Tumblr or Posterous. It also contains 15 filters and rounded borders to give you the ability to transform any basic image into a mini masterpiece.

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Artinphoto – 99c

This app provides you to add / mix sketches within photos taken on your mobile device. Click on anywhere within your photo and a sketch box is created to transform your photo into a work of art. Choose a variety of hands to make it look like the sketch is being held in front of the real photo. The image to the right is an example of what can be done! It’s one of those apps that is so imaginative…something that can really change a basic image into something wonderful!

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That should keep any Apptastic Parent busy for a while! Hope you enjoy 🙂

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