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Rob Ford and Pride Doll

Pride in Toronto – why we all deserve more than the Fords

  I’m not a political blogger so I didn’t expect to be writing about the Fords again. In fact my previous post regarding Doug Ford’s egregious comments about, and treatment of, autistic residents at The Griffin Centre was one more than I ever expected or even wanted to write. Yet here we are and I’m feeling the need […]

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Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron by Kizoom

STEM education: app review of Brain Jump by Kizoom and giveaway of a robot kit

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and what better way to celebrate than to focus on how important STEM education is? Well, how about a review of a fun science app and a giveaway for a cute and cool STEM education project? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and I think parents should be doing whatever […]

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Kid in Story Book Maker

Giveaway for Kid in Story Book Maker!

  Act quickly – this giveaway for Kid in Story ends on Sunday night because the app codes expire on Wednesday! One of my favourite apps for creating social stories is Kid in Story Book Maker. I wrote a review of it here. The crux of my review: There are more apps to create social stories […]

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Free crochet heart pattern

Valentine’s Day crafts and a Lunchbox Love giveaway

  For Halloween I made Mummy Candy Jars and they seemed to go over pretty well with the boys’ friends and teachers. For my Valentine’s Day crafts I wanted something equally cheap, cheerful and environmentally friendly – but this time something that wasn’t just another cute way to give out more candy. After finding the […]

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Gorilla Band app

Gorilla Band app review (with video!) and giveaway

  If you do nothing else then make the time to watch the video of the Gorilla Band app in action at the bottom of this review – it’s got some footage of Oliver that is guaranteed to make you smile. You may be aware that I have recently written a few guest posts for […]

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: activities and a review of Special Stories app

  Edited to add two things: In response to the review the developer has dropped the price of the app from $19.99 to $13.99. I think this places it in the ‘must buy’ category if you have children with special needs or work with them. I also have two copies of the app to giveaway! […]

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Brobo and Dog - Huggable Nightlight toys

Brobo Huggable Nightlight toys – on sale!

  I’ve been looking for nightlight toys for the boys for some time. I wanted something portable and easy to carry but big enough that they wouldn’t easily get lost in bed, something simple for them to control themselves that would also automatically turn off if they fell asleep. So many of the options out […]

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Annie’s Picking Apples 2: app review and giveaway

  Here’s my review of Annie’s Picking Apples 2 by Real Fun Learning. If you don’t yet have a copy of this cute math app, there’s a giveaway for five copies at the bottom of this post. Summary – is the app worth buying? If you’re looking for a fun way for children to both […]

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Babar & Badou's Musical Marching Band

Babar and Badou’s Musical Marching Band – huge giveaway from Cupcake Digital!

  When I found out Cupcake Digital was releasing an app based on Babar and the Adventures of Badou I got very excited. Oliver loves the show and Babar was a big feature of my childhood. You can expect to see a review of the app here but in the interim, to celebrate the release […]

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GoNow Sleek iPad Case by Attainment Company

iPad cases – when iDevices are used for AAC – a review of the GoNow Sleek

  Some posts remain a work in progress for a long time. This one however has set new records and for that I apologize, both to readers who have been waiting for it and to Attainment Company, who kindly gave me a GoNow Sleek case to review. I had the post ready to go in […]

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