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Storytelling Month at Minilab!

March kicked off with World Book Day (and the launch of the latest Astro Cat book!), and it will close with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. So, what better month to celebrate the power of stories? Find out about our story, what’s coming up, and why we think storytelling is so important for kids… The […] Read More

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Artie is on the BolognaRagazzi Digital Shortlist!

Some exciting news dropped into our email box last week, from none other than the team at Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The BCBF is a highlight of any book publisher’s calendar. However, it has also drawn attention recently for introducing a dedicated digital element into its annual award ceremony. Last year, we were so excited […] Read More

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Explorer’s Fair 2018 Highlights!

Last year’s inaugural Explorer’s Fair showed us just how much enthusiasm children have (whether in a school setting or not) for space. We arrived with just a couple of the Astro Cat books and some devices, and were rushed off our feet all day. This year, we arrived with everything little explorers would need to […] Read More

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Why is Coding so Great for Kids?

If there’s one thing we learned from the Bett Show 2018 in London last month, it’s that coding is now a mainstay. As the IT curriculum develops, many schools now encourage a deeper understanding of computers than those of previous generations. And it’s not just simple instructions or theoretical understanding. Kids are building games and […] Read More

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5 Exciting Edtech Trends from BETT 2018

What do you get when you bring 41,000 square metres of innovative, educational tech into one place? For a start, you get the Bett 2018 Show at London’s Excel Centre! And secondly, you get a hub of excitement and drive to bring more useful gadgets into schools and the lives of children. We spent two […] Read More

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Space Cats in the Classroom! (Astro Cat Lesson Plan Ideas)

We’ve been travelling the length of the UK to see kids using our apps ‘in the real world’. And although we enjoy guiding our users through the interactive content, it’s always helpful to take a step back. Recently, we visited the Quentin Blake Library in London to observe an informal lesson with everyone’s favourite space-savvy […] Read More

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Making the Most of Educational Apps in 2018

Opening any app marketplace and navigating to the kids section can be confusing nowadays! You’ll tend to find the biggest brands near the top, with some indie apps (like ours!) popping up. But there are thousands to choose from, whether you’re looking for a brand you recognise or a specific genre. Perhaps in 2017 you […] Read More

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