Product Review - Happy Baby happytimes Snacks

~ Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:45 AM ~

If you are not aware of this, I had recently posted a review of my 9 months old Alyson trying out the Happy Baby Organic Puffs Sweet Potato and it is good news because this time, my 3 year old Benjamin get to try this yummylicious snacks! Anyway, here goes my review :

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Description from the product page:

"Happy Baby happytimes Yummy Yogis Caramel Yogurt Apple Snacks & Happy Baby happytimes Crazy Crunchies Freeze Dried Carrot Apple Bits
* Great for Preschool & Kids Lunchboxes
* Pre and Probiotics for Digestive Health
* Gluten Free
* Organic goodness: All Happy Family Products are USDA certified Organic.
* 100% Natural: No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, no genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
* No Artificial Flavoring or Coloring
* BPA Free Packaging"

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I received a sample pack each of the Happy Baby happytimes Yummy Yogis Caramel Yogurt Apple Snacks and Happy Baby happytimes Crazy Crunchies Freeze Dried Carrot Apple Bits for my 3 year old boy to try out.

The moment Ben found the sample packs in my bag, yes, it was like treasure to him! He holds it everywhere he goes, while asking us to open it for him to eat every few minutes. Hubby relented when I went out to buy a birthday cake for his aunt who came down from Sydney for a week holiday.

I tried one of the caramel yogurt apple snacks and the first thing that came to my mind as the snack melted in my mouth was "Hey isn't this yogurt? But it's crunchy earlier and oh wow, a tad sweet for my liking". Of course if you asked Ben, he will say 'Somemore!' (which he did!) but I fe

Picture below taken of Benjamin trying out the Happy Baby happytimes Yummy Yogis Caramel Yogurt Apple Snacks. Based on the pictures below, you can see how the snacks look like and yes, my 3 year old boy gave his thumbs up on the snacks!

Pictures below taken of Benjamin trying out the Happy Baby happytimes Crazy Crunchies Freeze Dried Carrot Apple Bits:

Yes, mummy can't stand it, must take pictures together with Benjamin while he remains still enjoying his snacks hahaha!

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You can get this and more varieties of products from Babydash website at: http://www.babydash.com.my/

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Babydash in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

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iPad App Review - The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food HD

~ Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:41 PM ~

Here is another fun and educational app which was recently released that I get to review with my 3 year old Benjamin:

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* Title: The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food HD
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Jun 28, 2012
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 141 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Ivan Kules © CoolAsh Studio 2012
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Introducing The Adventures of Slibby the Snail storybook, a story about funny snail named Slibby. Slibby lives in Porchlandia and he is helping his friends the Ants to find some stolen food. Along the way, Slibby needs to solve a lot of quests to find that stolen food. For example, he needs to solve a puzzle,  connect the dots to find a leaf, find some differences on two images, and a lot lot more. On his journey, Slibby will meet various Ants, an Old Tree and a Grasshopper. When he finds that stolen food, he will also find himself in trouble, and he will need assistance from his new friends and from you – the reader!"

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What's good?

* I love the beautiful illustrations and the storyline about a snail helping out his friends (the ants) to find their stolen food and how we have to help him solve puzzles and games in order to complete his quest!

* I am very excited to see some of the puzzles and games in this appbook such as the maze (help Slibby the Snail to find its way home) and the jigsaw puzzle (help repair Slibby's shell) These are some of the activities I do with my 3 year old boy on daily basis as part of our relax learning method and I am glad to see my boy able to grasp this puzzles and games faster.

* I am also happy to see my boy being able to complete the game where he has to connect the dots to find a leaf. This type of exercise are currently not started in our learning lessons yet as I am still teaching him to count from 1 to 10 (verbally)

Room for Improvement?

* I would prefer that the animals names are easier to pronounce or better if they could rhyme together, such as Sally the Snail or Annie the Ant or Hopper the Grasshopper.

* I find that the game where we have to find the differences on two images a bit difficult for my 3 year old boy to comprehend and I would prefer it if the 2 images are shown vertically instead of horizontally (reflection in the water against the image above water) but perhaps children of older age group will be able to grasp and solve this game.

* I would recommend that the flowers matching game be revised a little bit. Currently when you touch a flower, it will change color and glows making it difficult to remember the original color of the flower. Perhaps the flower could be outlined with a blinking line so that we know we selected the flower and also know the color we selected?

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You can purchase the "The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food HD" app from the iTunes App Store.

The iphone/ipod touch version and details can be found here.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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iPad App Review - I Wonder

~ Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM ~

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* Title: I Wonder - Kids' Book
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Updated: May 02, 2012
* Version: 1.3
* Size: 31.9 MB
* Language: English, Italian
* Seller: Ware's me srl
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"A book published by Kite Editions becomes an extraordinary application for iPad! A captivating and simple story, written by Marinella Barigazzi with Ursula Bucher's wonderful illustrations, original music, entertaining animations and sounds.

Marco gets on the train, and page after page he discovers a world behind the window. As the pages of the app turn and the landscape passes by, Marco thinks and daydreams on the nature and the animals that live beyond the pane, and you too can discover and think along with him, and play with the objects of its reflections and the landscape that slides in front of Marco, in front of your eyes and under your fingers."

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What's good?

* This is an easy to read book app that also comes with 4 puzzle games as well. I was excited to see my 3 year old happily playing one of the puzzle game with his daddy!

* The illustrations are amazing and pleasing to the eyes as well, captivating enough even I caught myself gazing dreamily in some of the beautiful pages!

* I like the sounds and animations that comes along as we read through the pages, especially the thunderstorm (I am a fan of dark sky, rainy sky, thunderstorm etc etc).

* There are some pages which got Ben's attention and reactions such as the page where Marco wonders about the lights of the night. Ben enjoyed this page very much and kept on playing and sliding the train to and fro! (Yes, he is a fan of trains too!)

Room for Improvement?

* Maybe it's just my weird preferance but I would prefer if the book app ended with the "The End" words shown so that we can know that the story ended... instead of leaving us wondering is this the end? Or perhaps this is a tactic of this book based on it's title? Hmmm...

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You can purchase the "I Wonder - Kids' Book" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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