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3 Ways to Stay Informed While Taking a Break from Nonstop News

I almost missed daylight saving time in California. While taking a break from nonstop news, I turned off the TV and other devices over a sunny spring weekend. The 24 hour news cycle had taken its toll and I was motivated to power off during the glorious daytime weather.

By Monday morning I was already behind, almost missing the time change and nearly making the kids late for school. I needed to do a better job of staying informed without getting overwhelmed by the constant flow of breaking news. I needed a refresher on media literacy!

Thankfully, Common Sense Media broached the topic with their latest report called News and America’s Kids. Although the research is focused on kids and teens, many of their findings and recommendations are also helpful for adults. While reviewing the report on how young people gather and perceive the news, I found excellent tools for becoming a smarter news consumer. This report prompted me to take a step back and rethink my own approach to news.

I’ve started to focus on three main areas: 1) the quality of news content, 2) the method of news gathering, and 3) the awareness of news habits. By paying attention to each topic, I’m confident I can get back on track. Here’s the plan!

1. Think critically about the quality of news content by brushing up on media literacy.

If you navigate to the homepage of Common Sense Media, under Parent Concerns, the first option is News and Media Literacy. Click that! In this section you will find ways to spot fake news, reviews on credible news sites, fact checking resources, and explanations about journalistic definitions of fact versus opinion. I especially like News Literacy 101 which offers tips and techniques for thinking critically about information. Should we believe everything we hear? Who is the source? What are some alternative points of view? How objective is the segment? Do you notice any bias? These are all great questions to help discern the credibility of incoming information.

2. Manage methods for consuming news into more predictable formats. Don’t forget about slow news options like print, podcasts, or standard daily news segments.

In search of slower, long form news, my husband and I went on a mini date to the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble. We picked up a few periodicals we’d missed over the years. From the progressive left to the conservative right, there was a wide range of titles to choose from. Immersing ourselves in a few magazines was a refreshing way to engage in thoughtful discourse during these interesting times. The time delay of seeing information in print (on topics that were headlines a week prior) can lend perspective on hot button issues.

Likewise, podcasts and TV shows deliver current events in a dedicated listening setting. With a set timeframe to listen to the news, I’m less likely to be distracted by random headlines throughout the day.

3. Recognize binge behavior. Awareness is a great first step to help minimize wasted time.

I recently organized my iPhone into specific screens with folders of apps for various uses. For example, I have a folder titled “Binge Break”. In this folder are social media apps like Instagram and Twitter, in addition to news apps like The Skimm. Putting the BINGE label on the folder has deterred me from accessing it more often than necessary. It makes me think, “Is it worth my time to binge, or should I be doing something more useful?” The simple but effective tactic of organizing a desktop or device should not be undervalued when so much of our lives are spent online.

Taking control of media input us helping me think more deeply about a topic rather than merely reacting to it. Thanks Common Sense Media for getting the ball rolling!

Lorraine Akemann | Co-Founder and Editor | Moms With Apps

Photo credit [Flickr creative commons]

App Friday March 24th, 2017

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Build With Grandpa is brand new this week from Fairlady Media. Enjoy the story and play along with the Ladybug Band. Help kids learn French with Pili Pop Français. Plus, Dutch Long Division the latest from the math wizard at iDevBooks, and a tour of the world’s environments in Care for Our World.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Build With Grandpa
by Fairlady Media

Let’s build with Grandpa! Demolish buildings with a wrecking ball, use a bulldozer to clear out the debris. Then design, build, paint, decorate, and landscape a brand new house! Along the way you’ll learn about safety equipment and power tools, empty your dump truck, dig and pour a foundation, mix cement, drive construction equipment, enjoy lunch with Grandpa, and measure and build a wall with wood. Be creative as you design from blueprints, paint the house with rollers, and choose your own windows, doors, shutters, landscaping, and fun extras!

Build With Grandpa
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Ladybug Band
by Rain Boot Media LLC

This interactive picture book has something to touch or do on each page!  At the end of the story, kids can become a band member and make their own recordings. The rhyming prose is fun to read to young children, or they can read along with the narrator.

Ladybug Band
Price: $1.99

Pili Pop Français
by Pili Pop Labs

Pili Pop Français is a new app to help kids from 5 to 10 to learn French. Our unique method is focused on listening and speaking skills, practice, and having fun! To do that, we’ve adapted and included speech recognition technologies in our app to give kids real feedback on their pronunciation. It’s amazing to watch children speak their first words in French, and get the accent fast.

Dutch Long Division
by iDevBooks

The Dutch Long Division app can be used to teach and study the Dutch long division method: Staartdeling. The user can solve custom and random division problems with small and large numbers.

Dutch Long Division
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Care for Our World
by Sunbreak Games

Adapted from the award-winning children’s book, this fully animated, interactive story experience takes kids on a colorful tour around the world’s diverse environments with a positive message of caring. The app includes additional creative activities, and an animal encyclopedia full of facts, sounds, and photos.

Care for Our World
Price: $2.99

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

 

App Friday March 17th, 2017 – Happy 7th Birthday!

Seven years ago this week, App Friday launched as a promotional effort to shine a spotlight on family-friendly apps. App Friday has marched steadily forward announcing new and updated apps every week, resulting in over 350 weeks worth of kids educational app news. We appreciate those very special volunteers who support this effort, and also the community of app makers who continue to create exceptional content for young children. Celebrate with us by sharing the #AppFriday hashtag today. We’d love to see you around!

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Get Grandpa’s Toy Shop free this Friday (and watch for Fairlady Media’s brand new app next week), move your body to animate your drawings with PupperMaster (one of the coolest uses of an iPad I’ve seen recently), journey to Miffy’s World with StoryToys, and play with the characters from the bedtime story, ‘The Gruffly.’ Plus, we have some big news from Happy Papi. After 2 years of hard work, their free create-and-customize-your-own educational app platform is now live and ready to explore.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Grandpa’s Toy Shop – FREE this Friday March 17th
by Fairlady Media

Design, build, and decorate ten different kinds of toys to sell in Grandpa’s Toy Shop! After you use your creative skills to make a new toy, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your unique toy on display in the shop. Then it’s time to advertise and price the toys, help customers, use the cash register, and clean up the shop. As the toys get sold, you’ll build new toys to restock the inventory. As always, Grandpa is a warm and wonderful coach! Ages 6-9.

Grandpa's Toy Shop
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

PuppetMaster
by Shmonster LLC

PuppetMaster iPad app lets kids animate their drawings, toys, or anything they want, just by moving their body!

PuppetMaster
Developer: Shmonster LLC
Price: Free

Miffy’s World
by StoryToys

Based on the beloved picture books created by artist Dick Bruna. and the worldwide hit TV series: Miffy is brought to life in a gentle and beautiful 3D interactive app. Join Miffy as she explores her world. Have fun playing together. Help her chose what to wear, brush her teeth, or take a bath. Go outside and have fun in the garden. Play fetch with her dog Snuffy. Fly a kite. Help Miffy grow her very own fruit and vegetables and use them to bake a yummy cake.

Miffy's World

Gruffalo: Puzzles
by Magic Light Pictures

Play with all the characters from ‘The Gruffalo’, the UK’s favourite bedtime story! Perfect for 3 – 6 year olds. Featuring 6 character led games and 18 levels that combine fun game play with intuitive design.

Gruffalo: Puzzles

Happi Papi Reinvents Educational Apps with the Launch of Their New Learning Platform

“Create, play and share unlimited learning apps in any language. On happipapi.com, educators and parents can now create and play their own stunning learning apps in just a few minutes. Too busy to create your own apps? Choose from hundreds of apps and thousands of worksheet to play and practice on. You can even put together a collection of apps and worksheets with easy access for your children and students. And did we mention that the entire platform is free!”  See how it works at happipapi.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday March 10th, 2017

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Build and play with wacky cars in Fiete Cars (free), draw and explore in Artie’s World, practice math with Swedish Long Division, and learn some coding with Freggers Play. Plus, a warning about CloudPets soft toys, and discover the STEM superhero of Sesame Street.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Fiete Cars
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Fiete Cars is an iOS app that allows boys and girls, from 5 years and up, to be the creators. In Fiete Cars kids can collect wacky cars, build customized tracks, invent their own stories and decide whether they want to do high-speed stunts, adventurous chases or leisurely drives.

Fiete Cars
Price: Free+

Artie’s World
by Minilab Ltd

Version 2.0! Follow Artie and the Magic Pencil on another exciting and educational adventure, but this time across a whole new world! Navigate the maps, and when our hero has an idea, tap the lightbulb, connect the dots and watch your creations spring to life with funny animations and high-quality audio.

Artie's World
Developer: Minilab Ltd
Price: Free+

Swedish Long Division
by iDevBooks

The Swedish Long Division app can be used to teach and study the Swedish long division method ‘Liggande Stolen’ – which means ‘lying chair’ and comes from the way the algorithm looks like a fallen chair. The user can solve custom and random division problems with small and large numbers.

Swedish Long Division
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Freggers Play: learn to code in 3D
by SPiN AG

Freggers Play introduces kids to the thought patterns of coding through exploration, without lessons or scoring, all wrapped up in a high-res environment.

Freggers Play: learn to code in 3d

Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings

“An open database containing links to more than 2 million voice messages recorded on cuddly toys has been discovered, cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt has revealed. The messages were created by owners of CloudPets soft toys. At one point, the data was even held to ransom, Mr. Hunt says.” Toys and appliances that connect to the Internet tend to be vulnerable to hacking, so always approach their use with caution. Read More at BBC.com.

The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street

“How and why the lovable, mistake-prone Grover was selected to teach children about science, technology, and math.” It’s interesting to read the rationale behind how Sesame Street approaches stem learning. Read more at the Atlantic.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday March 3rd, 2017

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Go on a math adventure with Smart Lumberjack (free this Friday), learn garden themed words in Moona Veggies, explore letters with Tappy Alphabet (also free), or learn words in English and African languages with Teseem-First Words. Plus, a sale on Family Play apps, a huge list of over 900 apps for SLPs, and a look at technology in toys.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Smart Lumberjack – Kids Math Game
by Skidos Learning

Free March 3rd to 5th! Smart Lumberjack makes math puzzles fun by turning classroom lessons into math challenges. Whether your child is in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, Smart Lumberjack’s challenging math problems will help them develop by leaps and bounds, while taking them on a breathless running adventure!

Moona Veggies: Toddler Kids Learning Puzzle Games
by Moona Group

Moona Puzzles Vegetables is an educational game for children between 2 and 6 years old to help them learn more than 50 new words for veggies, gardening and botanics. The app was designed in collaboration with professionals of early development. It includes 5 types of funny games which succeed one another in a specific order to help kids learn names of vegetables and their spelling. It also develops memory, attention skills and logic. We call this method, which consists in offering the child a series of short tasks, “Gold Key”. It was created with a psychologist to help children learn to work on a task until completion while developing positive attitudes to learning.

Tappy Alphabet-Fun Learning for Preschool Toddlers
by TaqTeq

Free Friday March 3rd! Learn the alphabet and over 100 vocabulary words on a single screen. Phonics, colorful graphics and a professional voiceover help kids learn more effectively. Kids can tap each letter of the alphabet multiple times to learn up to four vocabulary words starting with each letter of the ABCs, as well as beginning-word phonics!

Teseem-First Words
by Lizzie’s Creations

Teseem – First Words is an educational app for toddlers. In addition to learning first words in English, kids can learn African languages and culture right from the start, from their very first words.

Teseem - First Words
Price: Free

App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area ~ over 900 apps!

My iPads are by far the best tools in my SLP toolbox. Best purchases ever! But an iPad is only as good as the apps that you load on it. Think of the iPad as being the toolbox & the apps within it as tools. I am in several SLP Facebook groups and see numerous posts each week asking, “What are the best apps?” So, I decided to spend some time compiling a list for this blog post.  Read more at OMazing Kids.

The genius of play is in the child, not the toy

“The placement of playthings at this year’s New York Toy Fair got Dubit strategist David Kleeman thinking about the nature of child development and expression.”  Read more at Kidscreen.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday February 24th, 2017

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Get Spelling Bug 1st Grade Words FREE this Friday, then check out the brand new Robo Spelling from MadeByEducators. Learn to read with Reading Train which features a complete reading curriculum. Play along with Little Tiger and drive a fire truck, submarine or spaceship. Plus, a brand new worksheet feature makes iDevBooks math apps even better.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Spelling Bug 1st Grade Words
by Ace Edutainment Apps

Free February 21-26! Spelling Bug helps your child learn 1st grade spelling words in 4 games with spectacular sound and fun graphics. Add your own words to match what you do in school. See how many spelling word cards you can match to create a beautiful butterfly. Or, fly with fire bug through 4 different worlds to find the words before the caterpillars can get them!

Robo Spelling
by MadeByEducators

Liven up your spelling sessions with Robo Spelling, the simple and fun way to practice spelling. The chunking feature allows learners to break the words down into manageable sounds or mini words. Create your own spelling lists or choose from the over 160 prepared spelling lists from beginner sounds through the top 300 high frequency words.

Robo Spelling
Developer: madebyeducators
Price: $2.99

Reading Train – My First Books, Songs & Games
by The Learning Station, LLC

Every child can learn to read with this library of 140+ playful, Level A picture books, 20 sing-along song books and unlimited train game quizzes. Real reading, right from the start! Not just a game or set of e-books but a complete reading curriculum from pre-reading to reading independence, building phonics and vocabulary skills, self confidence and a love of reading.

Little Tiger: Fire Truck, Submarine, Spaceship
by Wonderkind

With our new app, children can experience many exciting adventures with a fire truck, a spaceship, and a submarine. Children have complete control over each vehicle and can even choose their own driver and co-driver. Features include 4 cute, funny animals (panda, tiger, unicorn and elephant), 15 super exciting mini games, and stunning day and night scenes.

iDevBooks Math Apps Get Even Better

“Teachers and parents can create worksheets for 21 iDevBooks addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division apps. Worksheets are easy to send to students with Apple Classroom app, or email. Students can also open worksheets directly from the apps.” Read More at iDevBooks

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Swipe Left for Quick Access to the iPhone Camera

Teens love giving me lessons about using the iPhone. On our last ski tip, I wasn’t accessing the iPhone camera quickly enough for a group selfie. Instead of navigating to the iPhone camera, all I needed to do was swipe left from the lock screen. Who knew? Not me, apparently.

This may go down in history as the shortest tech tip ever, but it’s quite useful. Here is how to get quick access to the iPhone camera:

  1. Grab your iPhone (make sure it’s updated to iOS 10).
  2. Once on the Lock screen, swipe left to open the camera.

quick access iPhone camera

How were you supposed to know this? Well, if you look closely at the lock screen, there are two small dots at the bottom, and a very small dot-sized camera to the right of those dots. Those icons indicate that if you swipe left, you will be in camera mode.

In the future, I’m bookmarking the Apple support pages and user guides for What’s New in the latest versions of iOS. This way, maybe I’ll beat the teens in their newfound knowledge bytes.

Lorraine Akemann | Co-Founder and Editor | Moms With Apps

Photo credit [Flickr creative commons]

App Friday February 17th, 2017

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Drive the bus in Busy Wheels, explore music with Tongo Music, learn a little addition and subtraction with Math Bakery, and enjoy some highly-polished jigsaw puzzles with Puzzingo (still being updated with new content!). Plus a cool playground concept that combines science with play, and interactive toys that work with your iPad.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Busy Wheels: Сity Bus
by Nravo Kids

Welcome to Busy Wheels World! City Bus is on the road, ready to bring all passengers to their destinations. In this game for preschoolers, a player has to drive the bus, explore the city map, follow traffic rules and find the best route to accomplish the mission. The game includes nine levels with gradually more complex missions (bigger map, longer route, different types of passengers, and additional stops).

Busy Wheels: City Bus
Developer: Nravo Kids LLC
Price: Free+

Tongo Music
by Firstconcert Productions

Explore a colorful landscape and follow short animated stories about instruments, notes and audio samples. All stories are presented through audio and animation, so children of all ages can explore the app – even those without reading skills. Children can also make their own music by playing piano or percussion instruments.

Math Bakery 1 – Start Counting
by Pi Education

Math Bakery is a fun way to learn math for children ages 4 to 8. It’s just like having your own private teacher helping, encouraging and correcting. Even toddlers learn to quickly to add and subtract by helping daddy (the baker) produce cookies in time for Christmas.

Math Bakery 1 - Start Counting

Puzzingo
by 77Sparx Studio, Inc.

Kids, toddlers, and babies love Puzzingo! Its many puzzles are full of interactivity, animations, and sounds for repeat learning and play. Unlike jigsaw puzzles, every Puzzingo puzzle piece is named, so preschool children, toddlers, and babies will build vocabulary while playing. Puzzingo supports learning in many languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and UK English.

An Educational Playground

ABA Science Play makes playgrounds that combine play with science concepts.

Interactive Toys That Take iPad Learning to the Next Level

“Luckily for parents, teachers, grandparents, and babysitters everywhere, there are quite a few iPad accessories available for kids that aren’t only a stupid amount of fun (seriously, you’ll probably be playing with these when you have a chance), but also aim to build practical skills, language development, and so much more!” Read more at iMore

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday February 10th, 2017

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Explore the world’s landmarks in Art Stories Cities, choose your adventure in Max & Meredith: The Search for Percival, learn the science of shadows in Nico & Nor Shadow Play, and build your young child’s vocabulary with Brainy Words. Plus, the best app bundles for preschool (some great picks in there), and decoding teen text lingo.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Art Stories CITIES
by Art Stories

Discover seven cities in seven different countries: Italy, Great Britain, China, Brazil, USA, Greece, and Russia. Learn about major landmarks and listen to the real sounds of cities: the Big Ben bell, the San Francisco cable car, and the San Marco bell in Venice. Having completed the skylines by picking the buildings and setting them in the right place, children can dive into some typical events. For instance, they can visit Venice at high-tide and see Rio during Carnival! The young traveller who has explored all cities is rewarded with a complete passport and a free-to-play skyline. Get ready to compose your utopian city!

Art Stories CITIES
Developer: Art Stories srl
Price: $2.99

Max & Meredith: The Search for Percival
by Move On Pluto LLC

In the quiet yet curious town of Everdale, something is amiss. Max’s dog Percival is missing! Should Max and Meredith rush into action or formulate a plan? Should they form a search party or lure Percival back to town You decide! Faced with decisions and dilemmas in the search for Percival, kids choose what to do, leading down one of eight unique storylines on a journey filled with contraption construction, music-making, and much more. With two modes, narration and storybook, kids can team up with a grown-up or explore Everdale for themselves.

Brainy-Words
by Augusta University

Brainy-Words is a great way to expand your child’s vocabulary. Pre-K and kindergarten kids will learn hundreds of child friendly words through pictures, text, and audio. Explore child-friendly categories such as Animals (dogs, pets, farm, zoo, pretend), Clothing Store (clothes, accessories, hats, shoes, sewing), Grocery Store (fruits and nuts, vegetables, bakery), House (furniture, kitchen, household), and Mall (toys, music, sports, tools). Kids can also explore words in categories or play fun quizzes picking target words from four picture options. Your child will LOVE discovering new words!

Brainy-Words
Price: Free

Nico & Nor Shadow Play
by WGBH

Long or short, here or there, Mouse sees shadows everywhere in Shadow Play! Help put on a shadow theater show, and discover how shadows change location, size, and shape. Through charming simulations, Shadow Play helps children explore the science of shadows.

Nico & Nor Shadow Play
Developer: WGBH
Price: Free

10 Best App Bundles for Preschool

“Bundles of apps are a great way to add to your iPad library and keep your kids playing with the BEST educational apps! We all care about content and well sure, play is learning and learning is play, but the quality of what is played can make all the difference in a child’s development. TWA highly recommends all of these apps as great choices for being educational, FUN & engaging, as well as gender neutral.” See the Bundles at Teachers With Apps.

Decode Teen Text Lingo with the Digital Glossary by Common Sense Media

“New content guiding parents in the digital world is published on Common Sense Media at a rapid rate. Recently I spied the Digital Glossary, which is a reference guide for teen text lingo, apps, and popular online communication terms. For a parent with teens, this is especially handy!” Read More at Moms With Apps.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Virtual Valentines That Make A Real Difference

Sending thoughtful messages to people we care about can build bridges and connections in these charged political times. This Valentine’s Day, even if you don’t have time to handcraft a letter, get those messages out with virtual valentines. Using your iPhone’s Camera Roll, web browser, and apps, there are plenty of ways to send personalized and creative sentiments.

Send a vintage valentine with Google Images

Hop onto Google Images and run a search for vintage valentines. To make sure there are no copyright restrictions on the image, click Tools and filter by Labeled for Reuse. Find an image that you like, and save it to your device. Email or text the image to a friend on Valentine’s Day, or post it on social media and tag a few favorite followers. This can be a fun, retro way to brighten someone’s day. If posting on social media, I always try to give image credit where credit is due.

Customize a photo with a personal note

Easy apps like Word Swag or Pic Collage are awesome for sprucing up photos. There are valentine templates available on Pic Collage. Choose a template and insert your photo, text and/or stickers. Save to Camera Role, and then send along to a friend!

virtual valentines

Include extra special iMessage stickers in your next text

Texting friends on Valentine’s Day? Make it extra special with themed iMessage stickers. From iMessage, click the App Store icon to see featured apps for iMessage. Apple’s featured category, Let’s Stick Together, has plenty of heartfelt choices to choose from.

virtual valentines

How cute is this cuddly bear in Forever Friends Stickers by Neon Play?

Forever Friends Stickers
Developer: Neon Play
Price: $1.99

Once your sticker app is installed, go to iMessage to compose a message and send it along.

Do you have creative ways to send virtual valentines? If so, leave a comment so we can keep the good news flowing. Remember, it’s the thought that counts!

Lorraine Akemann | Co-Founder and Editor | Moms With Apps

Photo credit [Google Images, labeled for reuse]