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Interview with Minilab Producer, Scott Cameron

Here at Minilab we’re a small but diverse team, so communication and organisation is key to delivering beautiful content for kids! Luckily our new Producer, Scott Cameron, is on hand to keep things running smoothly. I caught up with him to talk career paths and coffee… In the spirit of all things mini, describe yourself in […] Read More

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Coming Soon: Galactic Genius with Astro Cat 🚀✨

Want a sneak peek of the top secret app we’ve been working on with Professor Astro Cat? Packed with puzzles and fascinating space stickers to collect, get ready to put your brain to the ultimate test… in Galactic Genius with Astro Cat. In our most exciting and challenging app yet, you’ll find 6 mini games […] Read More

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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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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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Minilab Meets: Games Design at the NFTS!

Earlier this week, we took the short journey out of the city to Beaconsfield, where we walked through the quiet country town to find the eye-catching array of buildings making up the National Film and Television School. After a quick tour of the quietly buzzing games department, we arrived in the cinema where our apps took […] Read More

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🐮 Artie’s World: On the Farm with Friends! 🐷

What could be better than funny, animated animals? Perhaps funny, animated animal babies? We couldn’t resist upping the cuteness in our latest kidsapp, Artie’s World, with an all-new map pack that takes children on a wander through a farm! Farm Friends, along with Jungle Journey, is available as part of Artie’s World on the App […] Read More

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🌺 Artie’s World: A Journey into the Jungle! 🌺

When it came to designing new zones for Artie’s World, we chose the opposite of the first, Arctic Adventure. It was time to dream of more tropical climes and introduce 15 new, unique animals to help children recognise shapes and improve their motor skills. Cue, the Jungle Journey. Without further ado, here are the latest animals you and your children can […] Read More

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