About our guest reviews:
SmartAppsforKids is one of the top review sites for kids educational apps, games and books. They strive for meticulousness and honesty in their reviews, both positive and negative. Their goal is to be the most complete source for parents and educators looking for reliable info on an app before making a purchase.
SmallButKindaMighty.com is a blog by Deanne Shoyer, a talented writer, educator and legal advisor. She fundraised to acquire iPads for her autistic 8 year-old twin boys in 2011 and has been an iOS addict ever since. She has reviewed apps for Smart Apps for Kids and The iMums and also reviews them on her own site. Her blog is a good resource for posts on topics as diverse as books, history, social justice and products of interest to parents. Deanne is a freelance writer and has been featured in The Good Men Project, Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, Help We've Got Kids, Technology in Education and on the blogs of app developers Tribal Nova, iStoryTime and Cupcake Digital. Her blog reached the Top 15 in Babble.com's 2012 popular vote for the top 30 autism blogs for parents and in 2013 she was voted the Circle of Moms #1 Tech Mom Blogger.
AppsforHomeschooling was founded by Jennifer Bogart. She has children ages infant to 10 years old & is an "app-loving, aspiring geek dedicated to helping you hunt down the best homeschooling apps". Reviews on her site include everything from Toddlers to Tweens. For homeschoolers, by a homeschooler.
Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, & Anne Rachel, an artist & Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps. Created to help parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators & anyone else, wade through the vast number of ”educational” apps being introduced on a daily basis. Founded by two lifelong educators, TWA is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. Not all educational apps are created equal.
The iMums – Amanda, Alison, Mary and Grace – are 4 mothers from different parts of the world dedicated to educating parents about the best digital stories, educational apps, fun games & technology products available for children. The four iMums have 11 kids among them ranging in age from 1 to 17 and bring a global perspective to their app reviews with the original iMum Amanda being from Australia, Alison is in America, Grace is from Singapore and Mary is from the UK but is currently living in America. This Australian-based blog has hundreds of reviews of family friendly iOS and MacOS apps and products.
Fun Educational Apps was founded by Nathalie van Ee, mother of 3 and always on the lookout for top educational apps to support her kids learning in a fun way! She is also the co-founder of AppStar Picks, a free app listing top reviews for kids, from a network of trusted websites. She created her site as a way to help parents, educators and teachers discover great apps. Together with her kids, they try new apps on an ongoing basis.
MelissaNorthway.com was founded by Melissa Northway, an author who created her first book app, Penelope the Purple Pirate, in 2011. Her site provides app and book reviews as well as featuring individuals, companies and products in the tech & book industry. Melissa is not only a children's picture book author, but she's also a mom and voted as a 2013 Circle of Moms' Top 25 Tech Moms. She also provide reviews on her fabulous lifestyle website www.dandelionmoms.com.
AppAbled.com is run by Teriann and Julie-Anne, a pair of busy Mums with 7 children between them! Based on opposite sides of the world, Teriann is Australian and Julie-Anne lives in Ireland, they are joined by SLP Jean (US) and the team of Super-mums Niamh (US), Elaine (IRE) and Mary (IRE). Between them, they have a wealth of experience with kids and apps. As parents of Special Needs Children, they know how difficult it can be to find the right app for your child. They hope to make this a little easier by providing reviews and also showcasing the Developers who make the apps.
LittleeLit.com is a collaborative think tank of professionals thinking about the topic of young children, new media, and libraries. Begun by Cen Campbell in 2011, this blog is a wealth of resources for children's librarians.Individuals who share their viewpoints, experiences, and presentations in Little eLit blog posts are expressing their personal views and do not represent Little eLit as a whole.
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