iPad App Review - Just Me and My Cousin

~ Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 7:48 AM ~

We had just recently reviewed "Just Helping My Dad" and now, we have the privilege to add this story app to our collection!

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* Title: Just Me and My Cousin
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: May 23, 2013
* Current Version: 2.3
* Size: 37.4 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter visits his aunt, uncle and cousin in this charming story. The day starts off well but Little Critter quickly learns that it's not always easy (or fun!) playing with his cousin. After pillow fights, tattletailing and checkerboards overturned, Little Critter is ready to go home. What will his cousin do to save the day?"

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One of the reasons why I wanted to add this story app into our collections is because our boy is regularly in touch with his cousins so I think he can totally relate himself with Little Critter and I was wondering what we can learn from this story app as well.

What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I took this opportunity in this story app to teach my boy that although Little Critter's cousin is very mischievious, he should not follow his footsteps and must play nicely and fair and not engage in rough play as shown by Little Critter's cousin.

* I took the opportunity in the page above to show my boy that we have to say sorry and admit our mistakes when we do wrong and we should be remorseful and try to patch up any mistakes so that we can preserve good relationships with others.

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You can purchase the "Just Me and My Cousin" 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 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"

Product Review - Skechers Boys' Hot Lights: Damager - Police II Shoes

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:26 AM ~

Towards the end of May this year, I blogged about our upcoming product reviews for Skechers again and yes, it has been such an awesome opportunity to be able to work with Skechers again! I'll start off the shoes review with Ben's awesome kid's shoes, the "Skechers Boys' Hot Lights: Damager - Police II Shoes":

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Description from the product page:
"A cool favorite gets even better in the SKECHERS Hot Lights: Damager - Police II shoe. Leather and synthetic upper in a light up police themed slip on sneaker with cool detailing."

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Oh boy, we have quite a tough time trying to get our 4 years old boy the idea that it is time to change his shoes. He so deeply loves wearing his current Skechers Kid's Terminal Radian Z Strap Shoes and refused to remove his shoes to try out new ones! Had to persuade and gives him lots of explanations that his feet is growing longer and his current shoes ain't going to fit him any longer and he refused to even look at the shoes display in front of him...

Until the Skechers Boys' Hot Lights: Damager - Police II Shoes caught my eyes! Oh boy, police shoes! I immediately pointed to Ben my discovery and quickly grabbed the shoes to show him. He glimpsed briefly after hearing the word 'police' popping out of my mouth and when I realised there's also light shining out from the shoes like his current ones, whoaaaa... my boy was fixated with the shoes! I have no idea there are other series of shoes for this range as we can only see the police ones on display, else I might have gone for the soldier or fireman design. But in any case, I'm happy there's a larger size for the police shoes for Benjamin and he happily said yes, he wanted the shoes and I had to explain to him we need to let the staff process and write down the shoes details before he is allowed to wear it out.

Now let's see how this awesome shoes look like. Of course in Malaysia we don't have 911 for police hotline number but the point is, this is a police design shoes and that's all that matters for the mind of a 4 years old boy!

As with his previous shoes, Benjamin still can't tie his shoes yet so I love that this shoes came with a Velcro strap which can be easily taken off and stick back, easy for his little hands to handle this shoes. Color wise, white black and red, simple and yet elegant for a little boy, he has associated white and black colors for police force after having this shoes.

One awesome thing to note about this shoe is the way it lit up! I love that there is a start/stop button at the end of the Velcro strap which allows us to easily switch the lights on and off. You can see the straps lighting up and also the front part of the shoes also have lights shining through! Coolness!

It's so cool and I can see Ben purposely stomping his feet when he walks just so he can see the light blazing through his awesome shoes! The first time he wore it out for our outing, I let him try it out in our bedroom (since it's brand new, no issues for me for him to step and run around in our room) Noticed we even paired his new shoes with a police socks? Hahahaha, he loves it!

Pictures below are taken during our family outings:

Based on our previous experience with Skechers shoes, we are of course happy our boy is wearing Skechers shoes again as we feel he is safe in it and can protect him and yet it makes him look cute and cool at the same time! Also, I'm very happy the shoes do not have any sound and that the light is not too overbearing.

Our vedict? An awesome shoes yet it looks stylish and edgy for a kid! Skechers never disappoint us at all and will continue to have our support and praises!

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You can check out the designs at http://skechers.com.my/index.php

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by Skechers 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.

iPad App Review - Just Helping My Dad

~ Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM ~

We had just recently reviewed "Just My Friend and Me" and now, we have the privilege to add this story app to our collection!

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* Title: Just Helping My Dad
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Jun 05, 2013
* Current Version: 2.3
* Size: 38.8 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter is having a great day helping his dad. Whether he's making breakfast, cutting the grass or washing the car, Little Critter is filled with enthusiasm. Things may not always go as planned, but that doesn't stop Little Critter from trying his hardest!"

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One of the reasons why I wanted to add this story app into our collections is NOT because my boy is not helping his daddy out, but more to reaffirm to him that he is doing a good job by helping daddy out with the houseworks and I'm glad this storyapp did the job!

What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

* I took this opportunity in this story app to teach my boy that even though he may be very enthusiastic with helping daddy out, there are some tasks that still required daddy / grown up people to do first and that he must still listen and obey to instructions.

* I took the opportunity in the page above to show my boy how a lawn mower works as we do not have a lawn (our porch has been cemented since day 1) and that it is important to let an adult handle machinery / heavy equipments.

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You can purchase the "Just Helping My Dad" 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 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"