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Cool Kids App of the Month: McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss

McElligot’s Pool, the 1947 children’s book by Dr. Seuss, is now available for your iPhone and iPad! This app is full of features, including professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. Individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. There’s also three ways to read: “Read to Me” — listen to the
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TTR: My A-Z By Night & Day Studios [GIVEAWAY]

My A-Z is more than just alphabet flashcards for your preschooler: It’s an exploratory learning project for everyone to do together! Every child begins building their ability to read and write by learning the letters in their name and their surrounding environment: S is for Salt, M is for Mommy, B is for Butterfly. My A-Z provides a fun way to personalize this process
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TTR: Coloring Smart by Smart Kids Playing [GIVEAWAY]

Coloring Smart by Smart Kids Playing Kids love coloring. So why not excite your little ones with a positive and creative mobile app. Coloring Smart has a friendly and intuitive touch interface that’s easy to use by all ages. Features: 36 beautiful colorful illustrations in 6 categories included! Categories: Nature, Animals, Transport, People, Fairy Tale and Seasons. Intuitive interface that has been tested and refined
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TTR: Cars 2 AppMATes

A couple months back we expressed our excitement for Disney’s new interactive toy that uses your Apple iPad as a virtual play mat [original post]. After searching several sites and multiple calls to local stores, we were finally able to get our hands on one!

TTR: Crayola ColorStudio HD and iMarker

Our son, Kameron (shown above), is learning how to write his letters and numbers at school. After going through almost an entire box of paper in less than a month, we decided to look for [ipad/ iphone] apps that will assist and familiarize him with correctly writing his letters/ numbers. We found numerous apps that provided exactly what is was we were looking for.
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TTR: Black & Decker Jr. Power Tool Workshop

As the father of a 3yr old, I try to get toys that will familiarize and teach him to work and that with your hands you can build almost anything. So this past Christmas, the wife and I decided to purchase a “Black & Decker Jr. Power Tool Workshop.” Sounds exciting, huh?! The packaging (and website) explained  that it made real sounds and included over 50+ pieces.
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NEW PAGE: The Tyler Review!

This pass Holiday season, we’ve made many purchases and put together many new toys. Some were great – the others… not so much! If only there was a resource to give us a “heads up” before buying…