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We’ve been Shortlisted at the CAMEO Awards!

The Minilab calendar is filling up for the next month, and we just had even more exciting news… Astro Cat’s Solar System is on the shortlist at the CAMEO Awards! The CAMEO Awards are part of London Book and Screen Week, which celebrates the impact of media from the 9th to 15th of April. From […] 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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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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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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7 Highlights of our Kids’ #AppDev Journey this year!

It’s been another year of change and growth at Minilab. We’ve taken our apps up and down the UK to bring them to new audiences, and we’ve been fortunate enough to receive some awards along the way. In this post we’re looking back on some of the best events of the year, as a handy […] Read More

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NOW CLOSED: Amazing ‘Natural World’ Giveaway!

Please note: This giveaway has now ended. The winner has been contacted via email. Calling all intrepid explorers of the natural world! We have yet another amazing giveaway running that you’re going to want to get involved in… Perfect for Christmas pressies, we’ve got 4 beautiful books and 2 creativity-boosting apps to give away to […] Read More

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Astro Cat was selected as an ‘Awesome Educational App’ by Tutora!

It’s always exciting to see where our apps get discovered online. If our apps can help children to learn- whether through homeschooling, tutoring, or just some learning in their free time- then we know we’re making the kind of educational games we want to! We’re happy to share the news that Astro Cat’s Solar System […] Read More

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