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Fostering Creativity in Children 🎨🖌

Creativity is not just something we are born with as human beings: it’s something we can foster and train. Even if your child doesn’t feel they are very good at a creative task, if they enjoy it and work at it there’s no stopping them! Creativity is for everyone, not just artists (think engineers, architects, […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… What’s The World Made Of?

  Hello, explorers! You might have noticed on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that we’re working on a new Astro Cat app! To celebrate, we asked the Professor to share a bit of wisdom that you can pass on to your curious little ones. This week we asked the Professor to answer a common but complicated […] 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 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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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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Let’s Explore with Artie’s World!

  It’s here! Minilab Studios is proud to present our latest app for kids, Artie’s World!  Download on the App Store here.     One of Minilab’s fundamental goals is to inspire mini artists to get creating, within our apps and out in the real world. That’s why Artie is back for more drawing adventures, but […] Read More

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Artie’s Magic Pencil Review Round-up! #1

  Our helpful hero has been exploring the internet teaching everyone how to draw and the importance of helping a friend in need. Here are just a few reviews from some of Artie’s biggest fans! Tech With Kids ‘Kids who love art will get a kick out of Artie’s Magic Pencil. But the child who […] Read More

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