So today is an interesting day in Melbourne – we have a public holiday tomorrow (Melbourne Cup Day) and so families take advantage of the potential for a four-day weekend and have Monday off too.
So today I’m just saying hi and giving you a great iPad app that might be of use if you have to work but your kids are home this week! Kids love it – and at school we use it for a range of things, from science experiments ordered by photos to finding symmetrical things in the real world and making a poster…
(ps. I’m not advocating babysitting-by-computer – but in the real-world sometimes we just need entertainment for our kids so we can get all. the. things. done. :0) )
This one is a great one for kids who love to use the camera. Take photos and put a collage together, then add ‘stamps’ (clip art) and text. Got a family birthday coming up? Have your kids make a card and you can save it as a photo and print it off – instant homemade card!
Kids can also create a quick comic – take four sequential photos and use the text tool to add the story.
Or, for younger kids, ask them to take 5 photos of a certain colour, red maybe, and they can make a collage of their findings.
It’s really easy to use and it’s open to your (and their) imaginations :0)
So when you need 10 minutes this week – because our work doesn’t stop when schools do – give this app a go. It’s not ‘online’. It’s really easy to use. And kids love making stuff!