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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Living Stories iPhone/iTouch Review & iTunes GIVEAWAY!! QUICKIE!

Technology sure has come a long way since I was a kid! I remember enjoying my radio/tape deck, my ‘original’ Nintendo and making calls on a rotary phone! Today children are way more savvy with all the ‘in’ gadgets and I have to say, I’m enjoying them too!

At my house we don’t have a fancy game system – after all, my girls are only 5, 5 and 2. What we do have though is an itouch. This thing is fantastic! There are apps out there for any and everything you can imagine – current news, videos, weather, stats, games and the like.

Both my hubby and I have our favourite apps – some of which get used on a daily basis. And like us, our girls have their favourite apps too! I was recently given the opportunity to test an app series called “My Living Stories”. My Living Stories offers 5 popular children’s stories (Princess and the Pea, King Midas, The Tortoise and the Hare, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears) in an interactive, easy to use format with fantastic illustrations. I let me girls each choose a story they were interested in and we ended up with – Little Red Riding Hood, Princess and the Pea, and an all-time favourite: Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

My older girls were immediately drawn to the animated illustrations and easy to use display. They were thrilled that they were able to use it independently and also mentioned that the narrator sounded like a young girl.

Each illustration allows for the user to know what was happening and I often found the girls predicting what the words would say before they were read!

The My Living Stories apps also allow for your child to record their own voice. We were unable to use this feature as our itouch does not have a microphone.

Our itouch and the My Living Stories apps have been a great distraction while waiting in line at the store and also on our recent trip to the doctor! They will also be great on our upcoming camping trip!

WIN IT!

The lovely people at Decode Entertainment have offered 1 lucky Take A Mom’s Word For It reader a $25 iTunes Gift Card!! Think of the possibilities!

We’re going to keep things simple this time folks – this is a quickie giveaway!!

Mandatory Entry

As always, please leave your email address with every comment (unless it’s in your profile)… you don’t want to win and then have me not be able to reach you!

Comment below telling me which My Living Stories story you (or your little one) would like the most.

Bonus Entries

1 Entry: There are a lot of apps out there - tell me another app that your little one loves. Know of 3? Leave a comment for each one for a couple extra entries (max of 3 entries).

1 Entry: Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It via Google Friend Connect.

2 Entries: Tweet about this giveaway – help me spread the word. You can use this sample tweet:

“Quickie Giveaway for $25 iTunes GC @AMomsWord ends 8/6 #giveaway #MyLivingStories http://tiny.cc/f94f8"


Tweet today for 2 entries, tweet tomorrow for 2 more and then again on Thursday and Friday!!

Good Luck!

Giveaway open to Canada only.

Giveaway ends August 6, 2010

Readers may enter the contest on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win one iTunes GC as part of the My Living Stories contest.

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. The opinions on this blog are my own.

132 comments:

Shairbearg said...

I know my Jack would love the story of tortouise and the hare. He is always saying who is faster and slower at our house!
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

Shairbearg said...

Does it make me a bad parent that my 2 sons fav app is Plants Vs. zombies?
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

Shairbearg said...

My boys love Angry Birds!
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

Shairbearg said...

Jack's other favourite app is a white board app.
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

Shairbearg said...

gfc follower
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Shairbearg said...

tweeted @knitwitshair 1
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Shairbearg said...

tweeted @knitwitshair 2
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Sippy Cup Mom said...

I'd love Goldilocks and the 3 Bears!

sippycupmom@gmail.com

Sippy Cup Mom said...

My son loves Peekaboo Barn!

sippycupmom@gmail.com

Sippy Cup Mom said...

He also loves Peekaboo Wild!

sippycupmom@gmail.com

Sippy Cup Mom said...

And Faces iMake!

sippycupmom@gmail.com

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I follow you!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/SippyCupMom/status/20245607380

DG said...

my nieces love Toddler Teasers: Quizzing by Toddler Teasers

dreamzz12{at}aol[dot}com

DG said...

another fave for them is Elmo's Monster Maker

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

allthingsnew said...

I think my little one would most like the Princess & the Pea one!

stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

DG said...

they don't have this yet but my cousin's little boy loves Faces iMake :)

dreamzz12[at}Aol{dot}com

DG said...

I follow through gfc as DG

dreamzz12[at}Aol{dot}com

allthingsnew said...

My little one loves Baby Flash cards...she even knows how to make the pics change by tapping her thumb. It's so cute :)

stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

DG said...

https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20268996193

daily tweet

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DG said...

https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20268996193

daily tweet

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Luvdaylilies said...

Schoolhouse is a great app!
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Luvdaylilies said...

Something happened to my 1st post=(
Princess & The Pea would be fantastic!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

I follow via GFC~Luvdaylilies
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Luvdaylilies said...

Twitter entry #1 for tweet on Tuesday 8/3
https://twitter.com/Luvdaylilies/status/20269440287
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

Twitter entry #2 for tweet on Tuesday 8/3
https://twitter.com/Luvdaylilies/status/20269440287
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Robyn said...

My little boy would like Goldilocks and the Three Bears

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

Robyn said...

My son loves the PEEKABOO BARN app! (favourite app comment #1)

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

Robyn said...

My son loves the SingKids - Incy Wincy Spider app! (favourite app comment #2)

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

Robyn said...

My son loves the CAT PIANO JR app! (favourite app comment #3)

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

Robyn said...
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Robyn said...

Tweeted (entry #1) - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/20271276268

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

Robyn said...

Tweeted (entry #2) - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/20271276268

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

Robyn said...

GFC Follower

arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

ksceviour said...

I like goldilocks and the three bears!
karla.sceviour@nf.sympatico.ca

ksceviour said...

I tweeted (1)
http://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20271599209

ksceviour said...

I tweeted (2)
http://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20271599209

ksceviour said...

I follow with google friend connect
karla.sceviour@nf.sympatico.ca

missbobloblaw@TalkingMomcents said...

My little man would love The Tortoise and the Hare!

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missbobloblaw@TalkingMomcents said...

I Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It via Google Friend Connect.

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missbobloblaw@TalkingMomcents said...

tweet #1
http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/20272437453

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missbobloblaw@TalkingMomcents said...

tweet #2
http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/20272461555

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cherdon said...

I like Little Red Riding Hood

cherdon@sympatico.ca

cherdon said...

My granddaughter also likes ABC’s, 123’s and more apps

cherdon said...

Another apps favorite is Alphabet Exercises

cherdon said...

Scribble app is another good one

cherdon said...

Follow Take A Mom’s Word For It via Google Friend Connect.

username is cherdon

cherdon said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/20276700671

cherdon said...

tweet #2

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thesehappydays said...

My girls would like The Princess and the Pea
denimc{at}gmail{dot}com

thesehappydays said...

I follow on GFC
denimc{at}gmail{dot}com

thesehappydays said...

I tweeted - entry #1: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/20283932018

thesehappydays said...

I tweeted - entry #2: http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/20283932018

Luvdaylilies said...

Wednesday tweet=)
entry 1
http://twitter.com/Luvdaylilies/status/20299863657
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Luvdaylilies said...

Wednesday tweet=)
entry 2
http://twitter.com/Luvdaylilies/status/20299863657
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Shairbearg said...

daily tweet 1 @knitwitshair
theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

Shairbearg said...

daily tweet 2 @knitwitshair
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ruthhill74 said...

The Tortoise and the Hare sounds like a great one!

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ruthhill74 said...

follow you via gfc

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Tiffany said...

Daniel would love The tortiuse and the Hare as he loves rabbits and it is always a contest in our house who is beating who

wanting2bhappy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

goldilocks and the three bears! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/20326164569 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the baby flash cards!

Courtney
stilettostorytime(at)gmail(dot)com

Teaching Mommy said...

I think my son would enjoy the tortoise and the hare.

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Teaching Mommy said...

my son likes the kneebouncers app

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Teaching Mommy said...

follow on gfc

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Teaching Mommy said...

tweet entry 1

http://twitter.com/frankandkatie/status/20332852237

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Teaching Mommy said...

tweet entry 2

http://twitter.com/frankandkatie/status/20332852237

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Kacie said...

I think we would like the Princess and the Pea

Kacie said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/givekaciestuff/status/20334791855 1

Kacie said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/givekaciestuff/status/20334791855 2

ksceviour said...

daily tweet (1)
http://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20344070161

ksceviour said...

daily tweet (2)
http://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20344070161

Randi said...

My girls love The Princess and The Pea. Thanks! mommy saves at yahoo dot com

DG said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20350928040

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

DG said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20350928040

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

2

Lynn said...

We would love the "Little Red Riding Hood."

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Lynn said...

Another app we love is "Angry Birds."

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Lynn said...

We also like the app "Memory Match."
rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Lynn said...

We also like "Where’s Gumbo?"

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Lynn said...

I tweeted (1)
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20352221684

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Lynn said...

I tweeted (2)
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20352221684

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Inaribug said...

the tortoise and the hare!
inaribug(at)gmail(dot)com

NutHouse Reviews (Shannon) said...

My girls have always liked the Princess and the Pea!

Marci J said...

Princess and the Pea
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Julia said...

I've always been a fan of the tortoise and the hare.

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Kara-Noel said...

My kiddos would like The Tortoise and the Hare the most! Great giveaway :)

Kara-Noel said...

I tweeted: @elislids

Shairbearg said...

daily tweet 1 @knitwitshair
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Shairbearg said...

daily tweet 2 @knitwitshair
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"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

My twins would probably love Little Red Riding Hood. They like anything with a wolf in it!

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Lynn said...

Thursday tweet #1:
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20411899251

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

The kids also love Bubble Popper (FREE)

Lynn said...

Thursday tweet #2:
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20411899251

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

We also like Word Magic

twingelsgal@gmail.com

"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

The twins LOVE Sherk Kart.

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"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

I follow on GFC

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"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

tweet…
http://twitter.com/twinglesmama/statuses/20412115989

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Katie said...
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cherdon said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/20418908045

entry #1

cherdon said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/20418908045

entry #2

Pam said...

I love the Princess and the Pea...

melacan at hotmail dot com

ksceviour said...

daily tweet (1)
http://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20432948481

ksceviour said...

daily tweet (2)
http://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20432948481

Beth said...

Princess and the Pea would be our favorite!

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Beth said...

blog follower

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Beth said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bethwillis01/status/20437816440

bethwillis01@gmail.com

entry 1

Beth said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bethwillis01/status/20437816440

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entry 2

DG said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20438907846

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

DG said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20438907846

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

2

cherdon said...

Last daily tweet #1

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/20465413532

cherdon said...

Last daily tweet #2

http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/20465413532

vwestermeyer said...

princess and the pea

"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

tweet http://twitter.com/twinglesmama/statuses/20475970559

"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...
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"Twingle Gal" Stephanie said...

tweet entry #2 http://twitter.com/twinglesmama/statuses/20475970559

twinglesgal@gmail.com

Beth said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bethwillis01/status/20476966013

bethwillis01@gmail.com

jenspurg said...

daily tweet, entry 1.
http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/20478197296
huntandride@hotmail.com

jenspurg said...

daily tweet, entry 2.
http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/20478197296
huntandride@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Emma would love the princess and the pea

thesehappydays said...

daily tweet - entry #1
http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/20480254170
denimc{at}gmail{dot}com

thesehappydays said...

daily tweet - entry #2
http://twitter.com/thesehappydays/status/20480254170
denimc{at}gmail{dot}com

missbobloblaw said...

Tweet #1
http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/20486570711

missbobloblaw said...

Tweet 2
http://twitter.com/missbobloblaw/status/20486558184

Suzi said...

We would like Goldilocks and the Three Bears

ourlittlefamily(at)gmail(dot)com

DG said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20517526381

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

DG said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/20517526381

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

2

Lynn said...

Friday tweet #1:
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20520116987

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

Lynn said...

Friday tweet #2:
http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/20520116987

rawrms AT gmail DOT com

ksceviour said...

daily tweet (1)
https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20522858436

ksceviour said...

daily tweet (2)
https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20522858436

Beeb said...

I always thought the Princess and The Peas was funny! Thank you for the giveaway!


~Beeb

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