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Top Tips for turning Screen Time into Family Time

Screen time as family time? It’s not such a difficult thing to imagine – especially when mobile phones and tablets are so integrated into both our lives and our children’s. And screen time actually offers some unique insights into your child’s development and abilities. A simple join-the-dots game could indicate motor skills, while a story-based […] 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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Happy Earth Day from Artie!

We’re incorporating as many unusual and interesting environments and animals as possible into our latest app, Artie’s World. So, we thought looking at the worlds our artistic hero has visited so far would be a fitting way to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 – so the movement is almost 50 […] 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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🐮 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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