Bedtime blues

One of the many struggles that a working mom could face any day of the week is bedtime blues. My bunso tends to get more hyper during the evenings and refuses to go to sleep. This sometimes gets into my head especially when I still have to cook for dinner, assist my eldest in her homework and beat the deadline of my online tasks. I know she tries to get my attention but it does not always work as how she wants it to be.

When this happens, I normally find some ways to divert her attention to something else till I get everything done. During the past months, she has been fond of playing in my iPad but this worries me a lot. As much as possible, I don’t want my kids get glued on gadgets at a very young age. But you see, in every rule there is an exemption. I also give in but I make sure that whatever it is will also benefit them.

This weekend, I have my upgraded my iPad to iOS 5.0 and just learned that there are more added features when you do that. After it was done upgrading and uploading apps, I religiously spent time searching for interactive books for iPad. Elfishki and the Giant Cake caught my attention but before downloading it, as usual I did my homework. I, first watched its short video clip: 

Elfishki and The Giant Cake is loaded with captivating, beautifully designed images that your kids are sure to love. This app is compatible with iPad that requires  iOS 4.3 or later. So, no need to worry if you have not upgraded yours and didn’t want to let go of your files. Basic specs of this book are:

  • Updated: Jan 22, 2012
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 279 MB
  • Languages: English, German
What I actually liked about it is that your kids can read and listen to it at the same time. Perfect for both my girls! I’m sure there’d be more updates about this ebook. I wouldn’t wanna miss any of those, I’ve just followed them on Twitter and liked their FB Page. The first night my youngest tried it, she was sitting still, focused on it therefore I was able to do what I had to do that night. An hour later, I found her fast asleep but still holding the iPad beside her. So I guess it worked! Hmmmm… I’d definitely download some more of Elfishki’s ebooks should they have more!

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  1. I cant deny the use of an ipad when someone presents a case that it can be used to distract the kids while I get a few more minutes out of the day! very interesting argument you have helped me put together here thanks!


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