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The little App that Could

Great article on GGE e-book App

Great article on GGE e-book App

Article on Grendel's Great Escape book App

” With the swipe of a  finger, children can bring characters to life in this interactive storybook App Grendel’s Great Escape”

Dallas Child Magazine has noticed and is spreading the news about the little App that could. Written & Developed by a Mom at Blue Sandpiper Imprints to encourage children to read in this digital age, where kids gravitate to electronics and picking up  a book is often forgotten. Grendel’s Great Escape makes reading fun, it’s full of interaction, animation and engaging music – download to iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grendels-great-escape/id585972636?ls=1&mt=8

Memorial Day musings

Memorial Day first started after the Civil War to honor fallen Union soldiers. These days, It’s becoming less about remembrance and more about the start of the summer season. This weekend will be mostly about sales, picnics, sports, concerts, pool parties and family. This is wonderful, but we enjoy these freedoms because of our veterans and the price they paid.  As citizens and residents of a country which has seen many wars and is currently still at war, let’s take a moment out of our family festivities to say a prayer and thank our veterans and soldiers (the 1 percent) serving their country, far away from their family and home. Remember that freedom isn’t free.

A few of the events around the country:

Washington: http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/MemorialDay.htm

Dallas: http://dallas.about.com/od/arts/tp/MemorialDay2010.htm

NYC: http://manhattan.about.com/od/summerinnewyorkcity/a/memorialdaynyc.htm

 

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