Wednesday, July 28, 2010

That time...

**CLOSED-Winner is Sarah**

We leave for vacation soon, so that means I am scouring the house and dollar sections for little toys and fun stuff to keep in the car to keep the kids busy on the7-8 hour drive. We don't have portable dvd players, and even though they are affordable we just don't want the kids to rely on TV in the car. I usually pack a basket that sits in between them and they keep each other entertained for the most part. We have had really great traveling in the car in the past, and I am very grateful. BUT it just means I have to work hard every year to find interesting stuff for them to do!

I was pretty excited to learn about My Living Stories App for the iphone or itouch, I knew this would be one new thing to add to the keep the kids busy in the car list! Along with all their favorite games that I already have downloaded, like water slide, hangman, kitty jump, doodle buddy, paper toss...the list goes on! As you see the iphone isn't just my toy!

My Living Stories ($1.99) provides some classic stories as well as some new stories in an animated way, so your youngster can read along with the storyteller or if you have the capabilities you can record your voice to tell the story, or you can play music only and let your kids tell the story.
Because I want this to be new to them on the drive, I haven't got the thumbs up from the kids yet, but I am definite I will! If anything it is like a mini movie, the story is animated, has music in the background and you turn the page as your ready. And let me just say, the little girl narrator has the cutest voice! I also like that you can play the music only so your child can tell the story. It can't be practicing reading if it is on the iPhone can it??? (Ethan is really sick of us pushing him to practice reading, so maybe this will trick him!) Oh, and if your iPhone or iTouch has the capabilities you can record your own voice to tell the story as well! AND I am super excited to actually have my kids hear the Princess and the Pea, because honestly I think they've never heard it yet....we refer to it, but it will be cool to hear the story!

So check out the link for My Living Stories and tell me which one you would like most in the comments, and You COULD WIN A $25 iTunes gift card!!!! Comment by this Friday July 30th 5PM

Some rules:
1.)You can enter to win on multiple blogs, but can only win one iTunes card form the My Living Stories sweepstakes
2.) Please enter only once per person on this blog

Thanks MomCentral!

Disclosure - I am participating in the My Living Stories program by Mom Central on behalf of Decode Entertainment. I received 3 free apps and a gift card as a thank you for my participation.


Jen Craun said...

Goldilocks. The little miss would love it.

Moss said...

Red Riding Hood -- Evan loves dogs/wolves and would find it funny I'm sure.

Sarah said...

I would use it for music since we don't have little kiddos. Probably something like Adele, NeedtoBreathe or Lady Antebellum

Danielle Taylor said...

I would use it for the kids music..they love the kids worship songs