Fun with New iOS 10.2 Emojis

Sometimes new emoji characters are released in a software update, just like they were this December with iOS 10.2. Reading the update notes, I was pleased to see new emojis from Unicode 9.0, in addition to new emojis representing professions, added to the keyboard on my iPhone’s operating system.

New iOS 10.2 emojis

To best understand what was added I consulted one of my favorite emoji websites, Emojipedia. Their changelog and video provide an overview of the latest. Notable additions include gender diversity, food, sports, animals and professions. For example, now there is a dancing man, in addition to a dancing woman. We also have scientists, teachers, mechanics, a croissant, and even water polo players!

Can you find your favorite new emoji?

One way to become familiar with the enhanced emoji keyboard is by picking out favorites. My daughter and I did this after updating our phones. She sent me the cowboy-hat smiley face, and I sent her the pizza. Sounds a little silly, but the more interaction I build with my kids, the better!

Which emoji most reflects your identity?

Can you find your hobby, interest or profession on the emoji keyboard? As a blogger, I quite like the lady technologist. Similarly, I like the lady mechanic because I could have used that after fixing our household pipes the other day. Which ones would you use to describe yourself?

Do you use emoji combinations?

My friend recently sent an “XO” emoji combination in a holiday message. I hadn’t seen that before, but thought the hugs, represented with emojis, were cute and creative. What new combinations will be made with this latest set of emoji characters? Keep your eyes open – only time will tell.

What’s coming in 2017?

Curious about the next emoji update? Me too. I’d like to see if they add ballerina or pointe shoe emojis for my daughter and her friends. This is important stuff! Head to the Unicode website to keep up with the plans. Don’t see what you like? Then make a submission. The more we participate, the more we can help grow and diversify this new method of communication.

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

Photo credit [Emojipedia video screenshot]

App Friday December 16th, 2016

Get into the Christmas spirit with our very own Christmas Kid’s Piano (half price), or the quirky and beautiful Moonlight Express. Build toys in Grandpa’s Toy Shop (brand new from Fairlady Media), learn ABCs with Trilo Music ABC, and get iESLp at 50% off this weekend. Plus, we have a roundup of Christmas apps, tech toys and book apps from the kids app community.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Christmas Kid’s Piano
by Jellybean Tunes

Popular carols, seasonal sounds, beautiful background tracks and colourful images let kids create holiday music magic with Christmas Kid’s Piano. Our themed piano incorporates songs, background music choices, instruments, sounds and images designed to make it easy for kids to create their own music that evokes the holiday season. iPhone and iPad: 0.99 (Half Price)

Grandpa’s Toy Shop
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. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99

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

Moonlight Express

Moonlight Express is a refreshingly new game to save Christmas. A noble quest for all ages filled with atmospheric music and beautiful graphics. Video

Moonlight Express
Developer: Damir Stuhec
Price: $1.99

Trilo Music ABC
by Trilo Interactive AB

Trilo Music ABC, from the creators of award winning Trilo Spelling, is an innovative game that introduces children to the wonderful world of letters. There are 3 educational games that help your child quickly learn their ABCs through an interactive alphabet, children’s songs and open gameplay. Each game provides a new hands-on experience for children to have endless fun while learning the name of each letter in the alphabet and the sounds they represent. Video iPhone and iPad: Free

Trilo Music ABC
Price: Free

iESLp
by iESLp App

iESLp-The app with infinite possibilities for speech, language, education and so much more. Create custom boards to use interactively, or print and share. Easily make visuals, games, worksheets, core vocabulary, or sentences with 20,000 Symbolstix graphics included. Add cute Scrappin Doodle in-app purchased graphics to spruce things up, or add your own photos. Record your own voice on any picture, either graphic or written text. iPad: 9.99 (Half Price Friday to Sunday)

iESLp
Price: $19.99+

Holiday Apps for 2016

Looking for more Christmas apps? Lorraine Akemann has put together a great list of apps (all new or updated for this year). See the rest at Moms With Apps.

Tech Toys for Christmas

Physical toys that work with tablets and computers have become more popular the past couple of years. Teachers with Apps has put together a list of tech toys that manages to balance entertainment and learning. See the list at Teachers With Apps.

The Best Book Apps About Christmas

Digital Storytime has been reviewing book apps for as long as there have been book apps. They’ve collected a list of great Christmas apps, including new apps and true classics. See the list at Digital Storytime.

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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!

Talking with Teens about Snapchat Groups

Snapchat announced a new group chat feature just in time for the holidays. Groups allows up to 16 friends to communicate on a chat. Separate, 1 on 1 chats can occur simultaneously by tapping a group member’s name on the bottom of a group chat. Returning to Groups is as simple as a swipe.

I’m not an avid Snapchat user, and nor is my daughter, but many of her friends are on Snapchat. In case she gets called into group chats with the release of this new feature, I want to have a conversation about how it works.

Conversations about new technology can provide interesting ways to keep up with the trends. This way, my daughter knows I’m aware of the new feature, and we have an open communication channel for learning how to use it best.

Here are some topic ideas for talking with teens about Snapchat Groups:

  • Can you show me how to use this new feature?
  • What do you like about it?
  • Do you have any concerns about group chat?
  • Do you communicate the same thing to a group that you would in a 1 on 1 conversation?
  • What would happen if you thought you were talking 1 on 1, but the message instead went to the whole group?
  • How can you navigate carefully to make sure you know where your message is being sent?
  • Even if the group chat is deleted after 24 hours, how many people might have saved a portion of it? How is this possible?
  • How many times per day or week do you check Snapchat? Do you think Groups will impact this frequency, either more or less?

These are merely some ideas for starting points. It’s not always possible for every parent to know every feature of every app on a consistent basis. What is possible, is to care consistently about how are kids are managing themselves online – and then talk about it!

Read the Snapchat app review from Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media has a thorough Snapchat review covering how Snapchat works, potential parental concerns, user reviews, and more talking points for families. Dig in at Common Sense Media, or watch the video if you’d prefer a visual summary.

Happy chatting, and happy holidays!

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

App Friday December 9th, 2016

Get At the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa free this Friday from Fairlady Media, build a town and learn words with the delightful MiniMo Town, explore and create with Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade, and visit space with Gigi Space Adventure. Plus, an amazing update to the popular My PlayHome lets two kids on different devices play together!

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

At the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa
by Fairlady Media

Do you know what a Malayan tapir is? Let’s go to the zoo to find out! Fix the animal signs, color a zebra, add up the visitors, solve puzzles, feed the penguins, put on a seal show, dig for fossils, and more in this amazing 10th app in the popular Grandma and Grandpa collection! Designed for ages 6-8. Video iPhone and iPad: Free Friday (Regularly 2.99)

MiniMo Town
by MiniMo

MiniMo Town is a fun new casual learning builder game for children (5-9 years). In Minimo Town, you build your own city, and learn English letters, sounds and words in the process. But watch out for the four naughty monsters. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99 Google Play: 2.99

Minimo Town
Developer: Minimo
Price: $1.99

My PlayHome
by PlayHome Software Ltd

Introducing PartnerPlay! Play together on two iPads/iPhones in the same room! With the latest release, just start a My PlayHome app on both devices and a new, blue start button will appear on the welcome screen when it detects another nearby device. Requires iOS8 or higher.

My PlayHome is the original and best dolls house app. Massively interactive, your kids can explore and use everything in the house. The characters eat, sleep, shower, brush their teeth and more. Want the room to be darker? Close the drapes! Fancy a change in music? Pop a different CD into the stereo! iPhone and iPad: 2.99

My PlayHome
Price: $3.99

Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade
by StoryToys

Join the lovable Brown Bear as he explores his world and encounters new friends. Meet Red Bird, Yellow Duck, Green Frog and other characters. Color the animals and have fun creating your own unique sounds and music. Children will love recording their voices as they sing along and make their own animal noises. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Gigi Space Adventure for Kids
by Appelsin Apps

This space game will help your child to understand more about the space, earth and how the sun goes up and down in an easy and educational way. Video iPhone and iPad: 1.99

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!

Holiday Apps 2016

Welcome to the 2016 list of holiday apps for kids, made by family-friendly developers. These apps are designed to bring educational and playful content to kids in festive seasonal themes.

Everything in the holiday apps 2016 list is new or updated as of this year. A link to great holiday apps from past years is included at the end of this post.

Pico Christmas

Pico Christmas by Bigo Bjuo encourages young artists to paint, color, draw and decorate.

PicoChristmas
Developer: Boleslaw Walczyk
Price: $1.99

Trouble in Christmas Town

Adventure to the North Pole in an interactive storybook, handcrafted from a family-friendly team in Germany.

Grandpa’s Toy Shop

NEW! Just arrived from Fairlady Media on December 15th. Go ahead, build a toy!

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

Fiete Christmas Advent Calendar

Unwrap, play and decorate a present each day! Updated with 2016 calendar dates.

Reading Train Christmas

Listen, read and record over 30 Christmas books and songbooks. Updated November 2016.

Bogga Christmas Tree

Decorate your own, unique Christmas tree!

Bogga Christmas Tree
Developer: Boggatap
Price: $2.99

Christmas Calendar

Count down until Christmas with daily letter practice and a fun dot-to-dot!

One Present, Please

Interactive holiday storybook filled with fine art illustrations.

One Present, Please
Price: $2.99

Moonlight Express

Save Christmas in a refreshingly beautiful way with this new game released on December 16th.

Moonlight Express
Developer: Damir Stuhec
Price: $1.99

Xmas Junior

Xmas Junior by Jan Essig includes four classic games like Tic Tac Toe and Santa says.

Xmas Junior
Developer: Jan Essig
Price: $0.99

Montessori Nature (Winter Edition)

Manage a natural ecosystem where kids can plant, harvest and grow. Updated in December 2016 with a winter theme.

Montessori Nature
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Artie’s World

Explore the Arctic, navigate maps, and draw in Artie’s Village (updated seasonally).

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

Christmas Stickers for iMessage

See Santa and send some holiday cheer to friends with this new iMessage sticker app!

Holiday Apps From Past Years

Holiday apps are made to last. Check out this post from 2015 with a bountiful selection of creative apps to help children learn and thrive: Holiday Cheer Comes to Apps for Kids. Still looking for more? The Best Holiday Apps list from Common Sense Media has some fun ones, in addition to a colorful roundup from Tech With Kids!

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

Photo Credit Flickr Creative Commons

App Friday December 2nd, 2016

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It’s December (already!) and we’re also getting ready for Christmas with “Christmas Calendar” from MadeByEducators which teaches letters to the younger children, and the story/activity book “One Present, Please” from Rain Boot Media. Plus, we have some great deals. Hamaguchi Apps presents two speech therapy apps for half price this Friday that enable kids to practice following directions (or try the lite versions for free). Kids17Fun helps kids visualize math with fractions with “Fractions Using Visual Models” at 66% off this Friday.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Christmas Calendar Letters Dot-to-dot
by MadeByEducators

Count down the sleeps till Christmas with dot-to-dot favourite characters and ABC’s every day. You can also personalise your winter friends and play on an interactive winter playground.  iPhone and iPad: 2.99 Google Play: 2.99

One Present, Please
by Rain Boot Media

A festive holiday storybook (created by two Moms) is filled with fine art illustrations, coloring pages, hidden pictures, puzzles and mini games that encourage problem-solving skills.  Kids can read along, or read it themselves.  Just tap the candy cane to get started…Let us entertain your kids while you prepare for the holidays.  Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99

One Present, Please
Price: $2.99

Fractions Using Visual Models
by Kids17Fun

This app uses visual models to help children learn fractions. It covers adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Video iPad 0.99 (Regularly 2.99)

Fractions Using Visual Models
Developer: Red Hong
Price: $2.99

Fun with Directions HD
by Hamaguchi Apps

Fun with Directions is an educational yet FUN app for the iPAD, designed to provide an engaging way to practice listening, following directions, colors, spatial concepts, auditory memory and auditory processing. From the simplest of directions (“Touch the cat”) to the more complex (“With your orange crayon, color the large one that is a furry pet and likes to chase mice”) your child can grow and learn with this game over time.

Colorful, vivid art and animations against a white background combine to create a complete game experience without visual clutter. Sound effects and surprises keep the game engaging! This app is a great choice for a toddler/preschooler, or any young child who would like to practice listening to or reading directions! Video iPad: 7.99 (Regularly 15.99) Lite Version: Free (Regularly 0.99)

More Fun with Directions HD
by Hamaguchi Apps

Help the monkey go up the tree, but watch out! He likes to throw those coconuts! Pop the bubble that is above the bird. Put the elephant under the larger table. Help the squirrel go down the tree. Turn off the red radio.

More Fun with Directions is designed to provide a fun and engaging way to practice listening, following directions, colors, comparatives (larger/smaller) spatial concepts, auditory memory and auditory processing. From the simplest of directions (“Turn on the lamp”) to the more complex (“Do you see a musical instrument with black and white keys? Put it behind the couch”) your child can grow and learn with this game over time. Video iPad: 7.99 (Regularly 15.99 Lite Version: Free (Regularly 0.99)

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!

Set a Regular Sleep Routine with the iPhone Bedtime Clock

I tend to associate smartphone use with the potential to overstimulate the brain. So I was pleased to learn about new features that support a healthy lifestyle, like a good night’s sleep. The new iPhone Bedtime Clock in iOS 10 provides a peaceful and consistent tool for scheduling sleep. Are you ready to get some rest? Let’s clock in and create a customized bedtime routine.

Open the iPhone Bedtime Clock

From the iPhone home screen, select the Clock app. On the bottom menu bar (if you have iOS 10) select Bedtime, which is between Alarm and Stopwatch.

iPhone bedtime clock

Set sleep preferences

Follow the prompts to input your desired amount of sleep, in addition to preferred sleep and wake times. These times can be adjusted at a later date by clicking Options.

Set notification preferences

Choose reminder intervals and notification sounds that best suit your preferences. For example, I like to be reminded about bedtime about an hour before I actually want to fall asleep. This gives me enough time to finish my current activity and get ready for bed. I also want the sound to be light, peaceful and optimistic. For this, I chose the “first light” audio tone.

Adjust options as necessary

If you would like to adjust the days of the week to initiate a bedtime routine, along with reminder intervals or wake up sounds, just tap Options on the Bedtime clock display. To reset sleep and/or wake times, simply drag your finger around the clock circle.

The number one tip for healthy sleep habits from the National Sleep Foundation is to stick to a consistent sleep schedule. By setting your bedtime on Apple’s Clock, now all you need to do is follow through. After receiving the bedtime reminder from your iPhone, tune into your PJs and have a good night!

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

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons

App Friday November 25th, 2016

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iDevBooks is having a HUGE giveaway to celebrate 7 years on the App Store – all 32 of their excellent apps (31 math apps + 1 geography app) are free Friday and Saturday. The adventures continue in MadeByEducator’s great series of math apps, this week for grades 4 and 5. Plus, Highlights Monster Day goes free, and Night & Day Studios invites everyone to explore the ocean with Octonauts.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Math App Anniversary Celebration!

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iDevBooks is celebrating 7 years on the App Store by making all of their apps FREE for Black Friday (and Saturday). This includes 31 math apps, and 1 geography app. These are all solid, quality apps and well worth a download. Don’t miss out! Here are a few to get started:

Visual Multiplication Table
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99
Fraction as Slope
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99
World Factbook Visual Edition

Make sure to view ALL of the apps and download for FREE on Black Friday!

Highlights Monster Day: Play at Home Game for my Preschooler
by Highlights for Children, Inc.

Welcome to a day in the life of a lovable monster! Choose your favorite friend and care for him from morning till night: brush his big yellow teeth, feed him bagels, help with his science experiment and play basketball. Then, wash and feed your monster and gently put him to sleep. iPhone and iPad: Free Google Play: Free Amazon: Free

Crazy Math Adventure – Age 9 -10 Grade 4
by MadeByEducators

A REALLY BAD DUDE has been opening portals to other dimensions all over this once peaceful land. People are being turned into dogs, trains, coins and even hot air balloons. You need to gain control of these portals and climb the castle to defeat the VERY Bad Dude with your Grade 4 math skills! Crazy Math Adventure is designed around the new Common Core math curriculum for Grade 4. It starts with a quick recap of Grade 3 skills, continues onto Grade 4 skills. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 2.99

Crazy Math Adventure – Age 10 -11 Grade 5
by MadeByEducators

Math Land needs a maths hero, and that hero is you! Battle monsters, zap meteors, be transported to a LOT of crazy worlds. As educators we know that learning is best when it is fun, we want kids to develop their math skills in an engaging and supported way. Best practice teaching techniques are at the core of this fun adventure. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 2.99 Lite Version: Free

Octonauts
by Night & Day Studios, Inc.

Join the mission with the first-ever Octonauts app, in beautiful 3D straight out of the hit TV show. Get in your GUP with Captain Barnacles and the crew as they travel the depths to explore, rescue, and protect their underwater friends. Discover games, snap pictures, and find wildlife friends as you cruise through the ocean and learn about the fascinating animals who live there. Meet dolphins and whales, decorator crabs and sea stars, in reefs and underwater caves as you navigate their real-life habitats. The team needs you to grab the controls and become the newest member of the Octonauts! (VideoiPhone and iPad: 3.99

Octonauts
Price: $3.99

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 November 18th, 2016

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Celebrate nature with Montessori Nature from Edoki Academy. Enjoy story time with Roxy and the Ballerina Robot, and Grandma’s Great Gourd (how’s that for a title?). Go on an adventure and practice math with Crazy Math Adventure from MadeByEducators. Plus, give your kids a curated YouTube experience with Huvi, and brighten up your iMessage chats with Little Sunshine stickers.

Garry Froehlich
Jellybean Tunes

Montessori Nature
by Edoki Academy

New! Just in time for Thanskgiving! 30% off until Saturday Nov. 26th. Nowadays, it is easy for children to become disconnected from nature in our bustling city landscapes. What if technology could help cultivate an engagement with nature that inspires curiosity, a love for its marvels, and in effect re-introduce our kids to the natural world? That is what Montessori Nature is all about! Includes cute Thanksgiving iMessage stickers. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 1.99

Montessori Nature
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Grandma’s Great Gourd
by Literary Safari

An adventurous storybook app—rich in gameplay—starring one spunky Grandma who hides herself in a giant gourd to trick a hungry bear, tiger, and fox in the forests of Bengal! Based on a South Asian trickster tale retold in a Kirkus Reviews award-winning children’s picture book and featuring a fun sound effects recording studio, a physics-inspired game created with input of STEM educators as well as an in-app video library that takes children on a virtual field trip to discover the culture, art, and wildlife of South Asia. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 0.99 Google Play: 0.99

Grandma's Great Gourd

Roxy and the Ballerina Robot
by Jackrabbit Publishing

Roxy and the Ballerina Robot is a family-focused story which emphasizes the importance of relationships and knowing one’s self. This book app follows Roxy on her quest to save up and buy her dream toy, a Ballerina Robot. Will Roxy finally be able to get her very own Ballerina Robot? Please read and find out. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 3.99 Google Play: 3.99 Amazon: 3.99

Crazy Maths Adventure – Grade 2
by MadeByEducators

Math Land needs a Grade 2 math hero, and that hero is you!
Crazy Math Adventure is designed around the Common Core Curriculum for Grade 2 math. Games include the option of visual supports, to gently support children through the curriculum.

As Educators we know that learning is best when it is fun, we want kids to develop their maths skills in an engaging and supported way. Best practice teaching techniques are at the core of this fun adventure. (Video)  iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Crazy Math Adventure – Grade 3
by MadeByEducators

Crazy Math Adventure is designed around the Common Core Curriculum for Grade 3 math. Games include the option of visual supports, to gently support children through the curriculum.

Battle monsters, jump across chasms, be turned into a LOT of crazy magical things. Help clear Math Land of some very crazy spells. (Video) iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Good Morning Sunshine Rise, Shine, Emoji Stickers
by Eggroll Games LLC

When our friend Little Sunshine isn’t making silly faces, mad faces, lol faces and glad faces, she’s dressing up as vikings, pumpkins, leprechauns and more! We’ve had a blast making this cute and colorful collection of emoji and stickers! Have fun! iPhone and iPad (for iMessage): 0.99

Huvi
by Totally Rad! Inc.

Huvi lets your kids watch the videos they want on YouTube, without exposing them to the rest of the site (which can quickly lead them to some sketchy content). It puts parents in control, and makes video watching simple for even the youngest kids. Parents make playlists tailored to their kids interests, and the kids can watch only those videos, accessed through the kid-friendly Huvi app. iPhone and iPad: Free

Huvi
Price: Free

About App Friday

Did you know that App Friday started way back in 2010? Learn all about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Send Balloons with iMessage

Last month I was delighted to receive balloons from a friend via text message. Special effects like this are possible on iPhones with iMessage iOS10. Up to that point I had not received a message with special effects, so it was a lovely surprise when it arrived. This little touch of fun can go a long way in making a person smile on a special day. Are you ready to send balloons with iMessage effects? Here’s how it’s done.

Send Balloons with iMessage

Compose a new iMessage

Open iMessage to compose a new message, and enter text into the text window. The arrow in the text window turns blue after text is entered. Press and hold that arrow to bring up a new screen.

send balloons with iMessage

Select Screen Tab

On the light gray screen there are two tabs: Bubbles and Screen. Tap Screen.

send balloons with iMessage

Tap Arrow

There are five dots along the bottom of the screen. The first dot is for balloons. If you are ready to send a friend balloons, tap the blue arrow and balloon effects will arrive to the recipient once they open your message.

send balloons with iMessage

Swipe Right for More Effects

If you are curious about other effects, swipe right while on the Screen page to see confetti, lasers, fireworks and a shooting star.

send balloons with iMessage

How cool is that? Visit the Apple support pages for a complete set of instructions on iMessage effects.

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

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons