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kmc reviewer Kate gives thumbs up to Three Little Pig re-imagining

Apr 18, 2013   //   by Kate   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on kmc reviewer Kate gives thumbs up to Three Little Pig re-imagining

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad PigCheck this out!
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
By Eugenios Trivizas, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

My Grandma used to be a school teacher. She has lots of books and she usually brings us some when she comes to visit. She gave me this book.

We read it a lot because it’s funny.

The wolves are really cute and the pig is mean. I like piggies a lot. The wolves build lots of houses but the pig breaks them down. At the end of the story the pig is friends with the wolves and they all live together.

I like it because there are a lot of explosions in it.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?

I think it’s really funny. I think it is entertaining. Maybe it also is educational because it shows how people can change and be nice.

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Salmah checks out KidBlog

Apr 4, 2013   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out KidBlog

KidBlog

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KidBlog

Why it’s cool
KidBlog is cool because you can create a private blog with the people of your choice. You can invite your friends, cousins, and family join the blog.

You can post pictures, videos, and comment on other people’s posts. You can also change you avatar and theme whenever you want.

You can be anywhere in the world and login to post or read the blog.

Also, one person is the boss of the blog. They approve all posts and comments to make sure there is no bad stuff. My mom calls that person a “Moderator”.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
KidBlog is both educational and entertaining.

It is educational because you get to read and write things that are interesting for your group of friends. You also learn how to use the internet to post pictures and videos.

It is entertaining because you get to read other people’s posts and make comment on the posts. I really enjoy reading and writing on our group blog.

One of my posts was a link to the kidsmediacentre blog. I love checking into our blog and if I don’t see my friends or cousins during the week, I can always go to the blog and catch-up with them.

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Kate checks out Doctor Dolittle and the Pirates

Jan 23, 2013   //   by Kate   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Kate checks out Doctor Dolittle and the Pirates

Doctor Dolittle and the PiratesCheck this out!
Doctor Dolittle and the Pirates book

I like the Dr. Dolittle book about the pirates. I like it because there’s a piggy in the book and I like piggies. My mom read this book when she was little and now she reads it to me.

I like it when the pirates got tricked. Dr. Dolittle told them there was gold on his ship and the pirates went back and the ship sank. They fell into the water after the ship sank. Then sharks came and the pirates had to do everything that Dr. Dolittle said. They had to live on the island and grow birdseed for the canaries.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
A little bit of both. I learned that if you are bad you’ll have to do everything that the other person said.

I also like the story because it’s good.

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Salmah checks out Flow Free

Nov 23, 2012   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out Flow Free

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Flow Free by Big Duck Games LLC

Why it’s cool
Flow Free is a new maze game for the iPhone and the Android tablets. It is a puzzle that you solve by dragging your finger and connecting two coloured letters without overlapping lines. My favourite level is level 4, 8×8 because there are 7 different cool colours (yellow, red, blue, orange, pink, turquoise and green).

It is such an easy game that anyone can figure it out in a few minutes. There are so many levels you can keep playing forever. Also, when you solve the puzzle, but the board is not full of colours, the game gives you the option of re-doing the level or skipping up to the next level.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
Flow Free is both educational and entertaining. It is educational because you have to think and plan ahead before you start dragging your finger from letter to letter. It gets frustrating when you overlap a line and it undoes your previous move. The lower the number of moves you make the higher your score.

Using a strategy and covering the whole board is very exciting. I don’t like using the “cheats” because it takes the fun out of the game. I also compete with my cousins and we race to finish different levels. I like unlocking levels and beating other people’s scores.

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Kate checks out Ty Girlz

Oct 24, 2012   //   by Kate   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Kate checks out Ty Girlz

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Ty Girlz

My sister just got a few Ty Girlz for her birthday. They are smaller than Groovy Girls but bigger than Playmobil people.

The girls come with pets and brushes for their hair. I like Beautiful Brianna the best. They are really fun to play with.

My mom and my sister and I looked at the website and looked at all the different girls. The web site is pink and plays music and it’s fun to look at.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
I think they are entertaining. I like the different animals they come with. They are just fun to play with.

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Salmah checks out Draw Something Free

Oct 17, 2012   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out Draw Something Free

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Draw Something Free By OMGPOP / Zynga

Why it’s cool
Draw Something Free is a cool game because you can play online with friends and family around the world. The game is like playing “Pictionary” and “Hangman” at the same time. Players take turn drawing words and guessing the picture.

When you guess correctly, you earn coins. Easy words are 1 coin, medium words are 2 coins and hard words are 3 coins. Once you collect 249 coins you can buy a new set of colours. There are also bombs that clear up letters that are not in the word and make it easier to guess the word.

Draw Something FreeHere are some screen shots of games I played with my mom, dad, cousin and my uncle in Florida.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
Draw Something Free is both educational and entertaining. It is educational because it helps you learn how to spell words. It is entertaining because you can use your imagination and be creative in drawing the picture. It’s fun to see if people can guess my drawings.

One thing that I really don’t like about some games is “in app purchases”. This is when you have to use real money (not coins you earn by playing the game) to buy things like more coins, bombs and different word categories.

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Kate checks out Playmobil

Sep 6, 2012   //   by Kate   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Kate checks out Playmobil

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Playmobil

I love Playmobil because I love to play with real toys. It is my favourite thing.

My sister and I have the school and the big house with a doorbell. We also have lots of furniture for the house. There are lots of kids in the house, and they share a room like I do with my sister. We even have a Christmas tree for the house.

My favourite thing is the baby boy. I love the baby boy because he is so cute.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
I love to play with Playmobil so I think it’s just entertaining.

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Salmah and kidsmediacentre kids demo cool apps @TiffKids

May 31, 2012   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah and kidsmediacentre kids demo cool apps @TiffKids

Last month, some of the kidsmediacentre’s Kids’ Panellists were asked to demo some of the latest child-targeted apps at Tiff Kids (formerly Sprockets).

Here’s Salmah’s video diary of her experience at Tiff Kids:

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Salmah checks out Temple Run by Imangi Studios

Apr 10, 2012   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out Temple Run by Imangi Studios

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Temple Run by Imangi Studios, LLC

Why it’s cool!
All of my friends and cousins, young and old, are playing Temple Run!

It is a very addictive game and everyone can enjoy the adventure by running, jumping, turning and even lying down.

The sound effects are exciting, but the monkeys can get a bit annoying.

The object of the game is to collect as many coins as possible by outrunning the monkeys and not dying.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
Temple Run is both educational and entertaining.

It is educational because you have to think quickly and make decisions so that you don’t fall into the water, avoid the burping monkey, crash into the walls or run into the trees.

It is entertaining because it keeps you interested and you want to continue to beat your high score. Also, you get to buy power-ups, lives and other cool stuff by collecting coins while playing Temple Run.

I like it because you can also change characters in the game. The girl with the red hair is my favourite character.

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Kate checks out Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist

Jan 24, 2012   //   by Kate   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Kate checks out Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist
Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist

Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist

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Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist – book

Why it’s cool!
I like Fancy Nancy because she has jewellery. I like this book because I like to draw and Nancy draws.

Nancy’s friend Bree goes away to New York on vacation. Fancy Nancy sets up an art gallery for Bree when she gets back.

She draws a lot. Her sister draws too.

Fancy Nancy is really happy when Bree comes back. They hang up some of their drawings.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
Both. I learned to always try your hardest. I also learned about artists.

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