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Can Apps Help Us Raise Empathetic Children?

We mentioned in one of our recent articles that apps can help kids develop their social skills. But how can something digital affect our real relationships? One of the key abilities that children’s publishing and media can tap into is empathy. Children learn to identify the situation of others, putting themselves ‘in another’s shoes’, at […] Read More

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Happy Earth Day from Artie!

We’re incorporating as many unusual and interesting environments and animals as possible into our latest app, Artie’s World. So, we thought looking at the worlds our artistic hero has visited so far would be a fitting way to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 – so the movement is almost 50 […] Read More

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Social Skills without Social Media?

Raising a happy and sociable mini-person in the digital age can be a bit of a media minefield. We’ve put together a few ideas on how to balance the fun of digital with real-world social skills…   Earlier this month, the Guardian reported that in a BBC survey ‘more than three-quarters of 10- to 12-year-olds have […] Read More

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4 Ways To Celebrate Spring With The Kids!

Spring is here! And to celebrate, we’ve pulled together a few activities that teach useful facts and skills while being great fun for everyone.   Go on a treasure hunt Easter may have come and gone, but it’s not too late to jot down some cryptic clues and set the kids free on a mini-adventure. But don’t […] Read More

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Artie’s Magic Pencil at the BolognaRagazzi Digital Awards

Last week, we were lucky enough to receive a prestigious mention for Artie’s Magic Pencil. Our CEO travelled to Bologna, Italy, as part of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Last year, the fair saw 26,000 visitors and gave 20 awards. The award ceremonies include categories covering books and digital media that enrich children’s lives all over the world. And guess […] Read More

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