Bringing home the class bear

Big Brother had the honour of bringing home the class bear this evening.

IMG_9470We took him to the local library to pick up some Winnie the Witch books Big Brother has reserved.

IMG_9472Of course then he wanted to have his photograph taken at every opportunity.

IMG_9473After dinner he had to write in a special book about his favourite day of the week and why. He chose Saturday as we like to go to the local Lido where he can ride his bike!

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Win Mister Maker goodies

Owners of the popular Mister Maker, Let’s Make It! app (which we have previously reviewed here) will be delighted with the launch of a brand new add-on pack this winter. Based on the hit CBeebies TV show, young players can now enjoy even more Mister Maker fun with a brand new collection of craft materials and images, based on an ‘Around the World’ theme.

Now available on iOS for only £0.79p, this ‘Around the World’ add-on pack to the ‘Mister Maker – Let’s Make It! App’, gives Mini Makers a chance to expand their creative talents with a whole host of new art materials and activities starting with themes across the UK and Australia. These extra materials include iconic UK imagery such as red buses, black cabs, raindrops and chips! While kangaroos, boomerangs and cork hats will give fans a chance to get creative ‘down under’!

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Join Mister Maker on his ‘Around the World’ adventure and enjoy these bonus materials:

– 100 new patterns, papers, things to glue, funny faces, bits & pieces and stickers in the much-loved ‘Doodle Drawers’ activity

– Families can also show off their art skills by taking part in 20 brand new ‘Minute Make’ challenges, choosing and completing tasks from two additional themes, London and Ayres Rock.

My children were already huge fans of the Mister Maker app so they’ve been enjoying the new add on pack. There are so many options for play that they never get bored so I think the Around the World pack is great value at only £0.79p. It’s easy to see the new additions and a great talking point. My children have learned lots of new words thanks to the cute Australian animal stickers!

An In-App Purchase facility has been added to enable the purchase of this additional content to enhance the original app. This add-on pack is available for a one-time purchase basis only, there are no subscriptions or reoccurring charges, and it is only available to buy with parental consent.

Giveaway:

To celebrate the launch of the Around the World add-on I have been given a bundle of Mister Maker products to giveaway. For your chance to win a Mister Maker costume (for age 3-5), a Mister Maker DVD Watch & Make Vol. 5 and a Mini Makes kit please answer the question and leave a blog comment.

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Hexbug Havoc app

Over the weekend I introduced Big Brother to Hexbug Havoc which is a free-to-play gaming app. It allows fans to experience and interact with their favourite micro robotic creatures in a whole new, daring way – perfect as a way to keep the little ones entertained.

He loves Hexbugs so I thought it would be interesting to see what he thought of them on the small screen. You choose your own nano V2 before exploring your way through endless horizontal tracks and vertical tubes filled with collectibles, power-ups, obstacles, and… enemy Hexbugs! Players need to travel fast and far to unlock new track pieces, complete missions, and confront electrifying surprises around each and every turn. You can navigate by swiping left and right, pick up points and try to avoid the obstacles in your way.

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In addition to traversing the auto-generated race track, the fast-paced gaming experience includes a number of fun features, such as intuitive swipe and tap, jump controls, rewarding battle missions, and a wide-range of different tracks. This meant it was pretty easy for my 4 year old to master. He loves games where he can collect points and use them to buy things so he enjoyed playing it and I’ve spotted him playing it a couple of times so far.

Hexbug Havoc players can access the app through Game Center, challenge their friends, and post their scores to Facebook and Twitter. Hexbug Havoc can be played on any of the following devices: iPhone (4 or later), iPad (2 or later), iPad Mini, and iPod Touch (4 or later). It’s free to download.

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