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Minilab returns to South Ken Kids Festival!

We had a super day at South Ken Kids Festival last year (check it out here!), and when we heard that this year was the 20th anniversary of the yearly festival, we couldn’t wait to return. This year, South Ken Kids took place from the 13th-19th of November, and saw thousands of little artists descend […] Read More

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Minilab’s Big Weekend at Broadway Cinema! 📚📱✏️

This autumn is proving a busy season for us here at Minilab! Between updating Artie’s World with 2 new map packs, and working on some exciting new projects, we’re travelling around the UK with our apps. On the 27th-28th October, we started our event season with something very special: our first takeover! We had free reign […] Read More

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Autumn Activities to inspire you and the kids 🍂

It’s officially autumn, and that means a lot of our favourite things. Wrapping up warm in comfy clothes, watching the trees change and, as many parents will probably agree, many a hot cup of coffee! Here are a few ideas on how to make the most of the transitional time of year… Get outside! The […] 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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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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Artie’s World is coming to YouTube!

Hello everyone! Exciting news – our first draw-along demo videos for Artie’s World are now live on YouTube. And Artie’s Village is just the beginning…   Artie’s Village is the free to play stage from our dot-to-dot drawing children’s app, Artie’s World, and provides the perfect introduction to drawing complex objects from simple shapes. Watch your child […] Read More

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Artie at South Ken Kids Festival!

It was a day of video games, evil triangles, and a “lionasaur”…so an exciting day, all in all! On Sunday 20th November, we were lucky enough to participate in a fantastic event for kids at the French Institute in London. South Ken Kids Festival is a yearly event bringing together French and English-speaking kids to […] Read More

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