DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post, written by me, on behalf of the iMommy app, all opinions are my own.
Let's face it, it is a very digital age we live in nowadays and as much as I would love to hang on to my nostalgic ideals of yesteryear and raise Micah with 5 TV channels, a land line and an old adding machine, it just isn't possible or prudent, for that matter. Who am I to hold him back, just because I want to live in the past?! One of the big things for me has been allowing him to play games. I, admittedly, used games and TV as a babysitter way too often with my oldest son (19 years ago) and when I had Micah, I swore to myself I wouldn't do that this time around, so I have been very wary about letting him play games or use "gadgets", but at the urging of his Dad, I bought him a tablet for his birthday.
He doesn't play with it everyday, usually not even every other day and when he does, I am very picky as to what he plays. I am lucky that Micah is not uber obsessed with the "gadgets", he's more content to sit in the floor playing with his Batcave, saving the good guys from the bad guys, which is fine with me, but there are times when I really need to keep him occupied, like when I am at the Doctor or if we are on a long car trip, there are several apps, I am glad I have. Of course there are the old standards, the one with the birds, the one with the fruit, the one with the winged monkeys chasing you down a narrow corridor in the jungle and there's my new fave, iMommy.
iMommy is an interactive learning game, designed for ages 2-10, but can be enjoyed by older kids as well. I can even see this as being useful for special needs kids. iMommy is available on ipad or iphone for 2.99 or you can get the lite version for FREE! It is currently only available on ios, but will be debuting on Android in December.
The "goal" of the iMommy app is to keep your baby happy, by doing all the things a Mommy would normally do. Feeding, changing, playing, bathing etc. I love this app for several reasons. It has tons of customizable options, you can choose from four different ethnicities, you can choose your baby's hair, eye and clothing colors and each baby has different options, so it makes for a new experience every time you make a new baby, as well as teaching your little one their colors.
There are five different rooms or scenarios you can interact with. The bedroom features an interactive teddy, mobile, blanket, lights and more. There's also a bath time, kitchen, diaper time and play time scenario, each full of interactive options. The kitchen is full of foods that baby loves and even a couple of things she doesn't. As any good Mommy would do, you need to clean your baby when she's messy and the diaper scenario is as real as it gets, without the smell.
All work and no play is fun for no one, so you can entertain your baby in the playtime area, where you can soothe baby with a teether or play some music, there's even some interactive toys too. The iMommy app is sure to keep your little one busy for a while with all the interactive play and it also teaches empathy and responsibility. Check out iMommy for yourself for FREE and be sure to "like" iMommy on Facebook to stay up to date on all the happenings.
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