Today’s blog link up is sponsored by Balefire Labs.
As a busy mom of four and a half kids, it is probably no surprise that we have our fair share of electronic entertainment happening in our home. TV, radio, video games, computer, tablets… we all love to be electronically entertained. I definitely set time limits and boundaries for my kids, (they could play video games all day, everyday if I let them) but sometimes, even with boundaries, it can still be a struggle to find the best games and apps that are age-appropriate and educational. And even with all the monitoring I do on the apps my older kids are interested in, I still worry about what information might be “sneaking” into my home- whether blatant or subtle.
I was recently given the opportunity to check out Balefire Labs- have you heard of them?
Balefire Labs is committed to improving children’s education by giving parents and educators a non-biased review of educational apps. With more than 100,000 educational apps available, Balefire Labs, Inc. gives parents and teachers confidence in selecting those apps that are most beneficial to children.
Last week my family took a trip to New York City. I knew taking four kids across country would not be an easy task, but partner that with the thought of a 2 year old on a 5 1/2 hour flight and the entire vacation almost didn’t happen! I will admit, my iPad was the saving grace for me as a mom- nothing I brought in Mason’s backpack entertained him like the educational apps I had on my tablet. He liked the stickers and coloring books, he enjoyed the puzzles and snacks, but the variety of the apps I downloaded before our trip kept him entertained longer than anything else in my bag of tricks. I don’t usually let my two year old play on the iPad for 5 hours a day, but at least he was learning his colors and ABC’s, right? And he was quiet for all the other airline passengers, which I am sure they were all grateful for!
Want to give it a try? Let’s have a giveaway!!!
Three lucky Somewhat Simple readers will win a 1-year subscription to Balefire Labs (a $35 value!). Enter below:
Take a look at the Balefire website and let me know what you think! And be sure to follow them on their social channels:
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