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TV Series We Love: “Timmy Time” by Aardman Animations

Timmy’s a little lamb with (according to his creators) a lot to learn. Good thing he’s in preschool. This clay-animated marvel may be the most adorable depiction of a preschool to date. Timmy Time is a spin off from Aardman’s…See More
Jun 19, 2012
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Apps We Love: MoMA Art Lab

When I heard that New York’s Museum of Modern Art created their first art-making app, I imagined something amazing. And I was not disappointed. MoMA Art Lab invites the user to step into the shoes of great artists like Henri Matisse and to imitate their techniques to create original works of art. The activities offered by…See More
Jun 16, 2012
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The Fairest One of All: “Snow White and the Huntsman”

In March when I reviewed this year’s other Snow White film, Mirror Mirror, I mentioned that I completely understand an actress’s desire to play Snow White’sWicked Queen. She’s a baddie for the…See More
Jun 6, 2012
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For a Magical Media Experience, Just “Press Here”

Book and App ReviewLast March, Chronicle Books published an amazing book titled Press Here by Hervé Tullet. The book seemed simple on its surface, primary-colored dots on a plain white background; but…See More
May 27, 2012
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I Want to Move to “Magic Town”

Websites We LoveA new children’s website from Mindshapes Ltd. delivers a virtual world based on picture books and stories. Magic Town is designed for kids born in 1999 or later. And it really does feel like a town, a magical landscape populated with a collection of fanciful houses. Each time a new story is added to your personal Magic Town,…See More
May 21, 2012
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Read Me a Story, iPad!

Apps We Love: Go Away, Big Green Monster! and Grimm’s Red Riding Hood – 3-D Interactive Pop-Up BookGo Away, Big Green Monster! By Ed Emberley by Night & Day Studios is the app version of the Caldecott-medal winning storybook. I’m a big fan of Ed Emberley’s How To Draw series and this…See More
May 18, 2012
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This Show Takes the Biscuit: “The Biscuit Brothers”

TV Shows We Love: The Biscuit Brothers by Jan HamesNot too far from Austin, Texas–the Live Music Capital of the World–lies a magical, musical farm where Old MacDonald created the Educational Institute for Every Instrument in the Orchestra, also known as E.I.E.I.O.The Biscuit Brothers Dusty and…See More
May 14, 2012
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May 12, 2012
Mama Hen left a comment for Maggie Hames
"Welcome to MBC! I look forward to following your blog! Come visit Mama's Little Chick.
Have a great day!Mama Hen"
May 9, 2012
Maggie Hames commented on Maggie Hames's blog post 'Apps I Love: “Gube” and “TeleTweet” by Shacked Apps'
"Gube is wonderful. My 3 1/2 year old can navigate the app herself. It's empowering. Another good one for kids is One. Two. Match-A-Roo by CMCD Visual Symbols. It's a classic "turn over two cards at a time" match game…"
May 9, 2012
Lisa Codina commented on Maggie Hames's blog post 'Apps I Love: “Gube” and “TeleTweet” by Shacked Apps'
"Thanks for the post-I'm always on the hunt for new apps. I'll be taking my son to Italy in a few months so I'm going to need entertainment!!"
May 9, 2012
Maggie Hames posted a blog post

Apps I Love: “Gube” and “TeleTweet” by Shacked Apps

Every once in a while a product comes along that’s a game changer. I can’t imagine life without my cellphone, the gps for my car, my laptop, or my iPad. And now, I can’t imagine life without Gube. Gube is an app from Shacked Apps that acts as a safe YouTube portal for kids. It’s smack-my-forehead simple and extremely well thought out. Shacked…See More
May 7, 2012
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May 5, 2012
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May 5, 2012
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I Really Dig “Small Potatoes” by Josh Selig

Television We Love Small Potatoes is the new short-form series from Josh Selig and Little Airplane Productions. Selig is the creator of the clever children’s series Wonder Pets and3rd and Bird. Episodes of Small Potatoes appear throughout the day between regularly scheduled programs on Disney Junior in lieu of commercials. At just under four minutes each, they’re a perfect…See More
May 3, 2012
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Required Viewing for Parents: “Bully” Directed by Lee Hirsch

The film opens as a father watches home movies of a sweet baby boy who grows into a happy toddler before our eyes. He grows into a little boy and then a middle-schooler. As we watch the boy play and clown for the camera, his father describes him, but somberly and (we slowly come to realize) in past tense. We immediately recognize the worst and know this film is not going to…See More
May 2, 2012

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TV Series We Love: “Timmy Time” by Aardman Animations

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 10:56pm 0 Comments





Timmy’s a little lamb with (according to his creators) a lot to learn. Good thing he’s in preschool. This clay-animated marvel may be the most adorable depiction of a preschool to date. Timmy Time is a spin off from Aardman’s…

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Apps We Love: MoMA Art Lab

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 4:24pm 0 Comments





When I heard that New York’s Museum of Modern Art created their first art-making app, I imagined something amazing. And I was not disappointed. MoMA Art Lab invites the user to step into the shoes of great artists like Henri Matisse and to imitate their techniques to create original works of art. The…

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The Fairest One of All: “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 6:53pm 0 Comments



In March when I reviewed this year’s other Snow White film, Mirror Mirror, I mentioned that I completely understand an actress’s…

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For a Magical Media Experience, Just “Press Here”

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 2:21pm 0 Comments



Book and App Review

Last March, Chronicle Books published an amazing book titled …
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At 1:38pm on June 9, 2012, Mëlissa Bakër said…

I blog about me and my family.. Tales, traditions, tastes..!

At 8:32pm on May 9, 2012, Mama Hen said…

Welcome to MBC! I look forward to following your blog! Come visit Mama's Little Chick.

Have a great day!
Mama Hen

At 12:21pm on May 1, 2012, May May said…

Welcome to MBC! We are glad to have you here. We look forward connecting more with you here. I'm a Super Mama who has a family friendly blog. I also have a weekday blog hop called Exposure 99%.Come find out for yourself. This weekday blog hop helps you get more dedicated readers and blog followers. Hope you link up weekly. If you have any questions about how to link up do not hesitate to let me know.
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At 8:22am on May 1, 2012, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…

Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from beauty, health, fashion, parenting, recipes and everything else in between.  So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment, we'd love to have you. Hope you enjoy your stay :) http://www.thegirlzkorner.com

 
 
 

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