Are We in an Ice Age?

Posted by Gotcha Baby

“We’ve been inside since Sunday afternoon, after a few rounds of playing in the magnificent snowfall. Since then, we’ve been biding our time with electronics, board games, new apps, our new-to-us mini trampoline, craft kits  and taking down the Christmas decor . . . I’ve also surprised them with a couple of new apps, including Tic-Tac Bananas. This early reading app combines monkey antics (some of my favorite kind of antics), tic tac toe, and begining reading skills. It’s a one or two player game, where in order to make your move on the tic tac toe board, you first have to identify the first sound of the picture (which could be a monkey in a Wig, or a monkey tasting something Sour, or a monkey wearing a Gold medal….you get the idea). The kids thought it was hilarious, and it was a good review for Andrew. I asked Meg (the 3rd grader) her thoughts, and she said, “It’s a great app for kindergarteners. They can learn while they play. And the monkeys are funny.” Well if that’s not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what it is! Tic Tac Bananas is available in the app store for $1.99 and there’s an Android version as well.”

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