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CLOSED: Intergalactic Giveaway with Astro Cat!

This giveaway has now ended – thank you to everyone who entered! In celebration of all things Astro cat, we teamed up with the Professor himself and Flying Eye Books to give away an incredible prize to one lucky winner! Read on to learn more and see who won… Ever wanted to explore the cosmos from […] Read More

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Explore Even More in Artie’s World! (2 New Zones)

Pencils at the ready! We’ve been hard at work here in the studio, and are excited to announce another major update to our dot-to-dot drawing app, Artie’s World! The update is out now on the App Store, and coming to Google Play and Amazon next month. Get set to explore the ocean and savannah, along with […] Read More

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Galactic Genius lands on Android! 💥🚀

Did you know that in just over a year, the Hubble’s successor will be launched into orbit? Or that the Sun’s corona is hotter than its surface? OR that Galactic Genius with Astro Cat is now available on Google Play and Amazon, with an update on the App Store too?  Android-using explorers can now join […] Read More

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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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