Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Win your US School an iPad3!

As part of Better Hearing & Speech Month, Technology in (SPL) Education and Hamaguchi Apps are giving away an iPad to a school in the US!!

Check it out & enter the Rafflecopter here: http://techinspecialed.com/2012/05/16/ipad-3-giveaway/


AUCTION: Prince W2AUS Tour shirt - signed by NPG Members

Everyone that knows me knows that I am a MASSIVE Prince fan.  We even named
our daughter Zannalee - a song from his Chaos & Disorder album! 

My beautiful Zannalee :)

Prince is touring Australia at the moment and I managed to arrange a meet-up
with some of his band members to have them sign some merchandise to auction 
off and benefit iHelp SN Kids Feature Members!

So first up I have a Medium sized Purple WELCOME 2 AUSTRALIA Tour shirt 
signed by The Twinz (Maya & Nandy McCLean), Shelby Johnson & John 
Blackwell Jr up for Auction!!

In the photos on eBay you will see my 5yr old son, Anzac (who has Autism) and his 
Uncle Jase with them on the day we had the items signed (Sat 26th May, 2012).

Unfortunately we forgot to take a picture of John Blackwell Jr because we were 
too busy admiring his new gold drumsticks necklace when we met him up in his 
hotel room in Brisbane :)

We will have 2 other NPG signed items up for auction in the very near future, so 
keep an eye out for them! 

I stopped filming when I did because I got a tap on the shoulder from security. 
But all was good, he just pointed to one of Prince's employees on the lower level 
who was trying to give Anzac a tour book from Prince himself !!!! 
He took the tour book for show and tell at school today and told everyone that he 
is 'the' coolest and luckiest kid in the World - I tend to agree with him :) 

Big huge thank you goes to Maya & Nandy for not only agreeing to meet and 
sign items, but for asking Shelby & John to join with them in supporting iHelp SN Kids

Friday, May 25, 2012

Your Pinterest account can help Zev!


Smart Apps for Kids have generously offered to donate $1 for every new follower they get on Pinterest!

There are 2 simple things that you need to do:

1: CLICK HERE to open Smart Apps for Kids Pinterest page & FOLLOW THEM

2. Click on THIS FB POST and comment that you are now following Smart Apps for Kids on Pinterest.

Thanks everyone - especially Ron for this wonderful offer :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Feature Member: Zev +$30 iTunes giveaway

Here's this week's Feature Member: Zev

Beautiful Zev has a diagnosis of ASD and is the youngest of 3 siblings who also have their own struggles (dyslexia and PDD NOS).  Zev's parents are fundraising for an iPad so that he can use an AAC app that they are lucky enough to have already!  Zev is verbal but has problems with memory recall and it frustrates him not being able to communicate his needs. His parents moved from The States to Israel to get more services for their kids etc. You can read about him on the Chipin Page HERE . 

He is a big Star Wars fan. SO May the force be with you iHelpers and especially you Zev!!
If you have a few spare $$ or can share this chipin to get Zev an iPad that would be great. Have a wonderful day all :)

We also have a Rafflecopter competition for a $30 iTunes card that anybody who donates can enter to win.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Featured Giveaway! : Speak For Yourself

Speak For Yourself Giveaway!

We are very excited to announce to our members that we have ONE code for the brilliant app Speak For Yourself  AAC valued at  $299.99 USD.  Speak For Yourself , LLC have reduced the price to $189.99 for the month of May for Better Speech and Hearing month. They are also having a giveaway on their Facebook page when they reach 1000 likes!

Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation.

This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard.

Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access over 13,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language! Powered by CereProc's speech system to give our voices character, emotion, and personality.

Regardless of their current language level, this application can meet people where they are and provide language for a lifetime, because it’s a basic human right to Speak for Yourself.

                                             Watch The Video!




I urge you all to go and look at this Blog Uncommon Sense, where Maya is using
Speak For Yourself over a 4 month period so you can see how brilliant this comprehensive AAC app is.

The Competition 

Please follow all of the Rafflecopter instructions and leave a comment on this blog on why you need this AAC App.

NOTE: if you are having trouble leaving a comment please email me with "ATTENTION NATALIE" to iHelpsnkids@gmail.com  with your entry on why you need this AAC app. 

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iTunes Link: U.S Australia Canada Europe

Free!: iStoryTime's KungFu Panda 2 Limited time


Santa Barbara, California – May 16, 2012 — In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Month, iStoryTime is pleased to announce that its Kung Fu Panda 2 storybook app is now free to download for a limited time. Available on Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Kung Fu Panda 2 storybook app is free from Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, April 20, 2012.

Featuring a digital sticker book, automatic navigation and narration as well as highlighted text to help early readers, the Kung Fu Panda 2 is perfect for engaging children’s creativity and encouraging them to read. The storybook is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, German, French, Portuguese, Russian and Korean so teachers and students across the globe may enjoy the adventures of Po.

“Teachers are our super heroes,” said Woody Sears, founder of iStoryTime. “They are the foundation of our children’s education and we are extremely humble in honoring teachers worldwide by offering our Kung Fu Panda 2 storybook for free.”

The Kung Fu Panda 2 storybook follows Po as he lives his dream as the Dragon Warrior protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.
•   Includes genuine character audio from the motion picture “Kung Fu Panda 2”
•   Includes real images from the movie for an authentic experience
•   Includes Create-a-Scene, a digital sticker book with three possible backgrounds and dozens of “stickers” to paste
•   Includes Save Image functionality to save the image from Create-a-Scene as a picture on your device
•   Offers Automatic navigation and Narration options for ease of use•   Offers Highlighted text to help early readers make associations between the words they hear and see

Pricing and Availability:
The Kung Fu Panda 2 app is available for free for a limited time (Wednesday, May 16 through Sunday, April 20, 2012) from the App Store on the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

iTunes Links : US   Australia  Canada  Europe

Find iStoryTime on Facebook !   iStoryTime

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ended: WIN!!! FEATURED : Happi Full Throttle - A Kids Driving Game

Happi Full Throttle by Happi Papi
Fun Driving for Kids and older kids!!!
Happi Full Throttle puts your child in the driver’s seat of 4 really cool vehicles. With the help of the iPad’s camera and a dashboard full of buttons, levers and of course a steering wheel, Happi Full Throttle will make your child feel like a real Fireman, Race car driver, Pilot or Submarine captain , I have had the pleasure of using it and it's FANTASTIC! .
Guaranteed too Bring out the imagination in any child or Adult!

Happi Full Throttle will be released on 19th May 2012!!

        Watch The Happi Full Throttle -A Kids Driving Game  Demonstration


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You can Find Happi Papi on Facebook here

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Ended: WIN: Anlock Apps new Puzzle Race HD

We have 5 promo codes for Anlock Apps newly released 


As you can see, you not only have the ability to add multiple users but can ALSO add their pictures :)
Another great feature is the 2 player function - something that I personally seek in apps to promote joint  attention with my kids that have Autism.  

Puzzle Race HD is the only App on the iTunes market that Family members can race each other to top the family chart!  It's a great way for kids to work on their fine motor skills in a fun way without being aware of it.

You will get your money's worth with this app because it can be used by everyone in your family!  It has puzzles that range from 2-45 pieces.   You can alter the settings to change the difficulty.  From Level 1 where the pieces are not rotated and there is a picture hint, to Level 3 where the puzzle pieces are scrambled and you have to rotate them to fit and there is no picture hint. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ended: WIN! Peter Pan - DISNEY Classic Storybook

 We have 3 codes for PETER PAN: DISNEY CLASSIC STORYBOOK to giveaway!

With just a pinch of Pixie Dust, rediscover the magical story of the classic film Peter Pan in Disney Publishing’s newest book app, available today on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!  Full of brilliant illustrations by Disney Legends John Hench and Al Dempster, readers ages 3 – 6 can enjoy word-for-word narration, music, and interactive surprises. 
This storybook app is the first of four “Disney Classic” apps to unveil, taking readers on a fun-filled adventure with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and his swashbuckling crew of pirates.

Highlighted features of this storybook app include:
·           Multiple reading modes—Read to Me, Read by Myself
·           Coloring pages
·           Interactive puzzles
·           Leveled memory matching game
·           Musical instrument activity
·           Tap-and-play interactivity throughout
·           Professional narration and sound effects

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Ended: WIN! The Amazing Spider-Man: An Original Story by DISNEY

COMPETITION: 3 x codes for DISNEY'S The Amazing Spider-Man: An Original Story App

When high school student Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider, he is given sensational abilities that allow him to crawl up walls and leap great distances, just like a spider! But when tragedy strikes Peter’s Uncle Ben, Peter vows to use his newfound abilities for the good of all mankind as Spider-Man! Be here to experience Peter’s transformation from average teenager into the Amazing Spider-Man! Then help Peter learn to use his new powers, web-swing through the city, and stop crime as the spectacular Spider-Man! 

       Narrated by comic book legend and Spider-Man co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee!
       Interactive story-themed spider-games throughout: Help Peter Parker learn to use his powers—test your strength, swing through the city, use your web-shooters to stop a burglar and much more! 
       Secret Spider Hunt to win your very own “No-Prize!” 
       Multiple Reading Modes: Read to Me, Read by Myself, Auto-Turn Pages, and Younger Reader Mode 
       Action-packed artwork throughout! 
       Includes Spidey sound effects and music!

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Ended: Win: $50 iTunes Thank You card - VOTE for Eliana to win an Adaptive Bike

This little cutie is Eliana.  She's 5 years old and has Cerebral Palsy.  With all that she endures with a smile, it would be a blessing to be able to mask a little physical therapy under the guise of one of childhood's simple pleasures: RIDING A BIKE!!

Eliana is on iHelp's waiting list to be Feature Member and was to raise money for an adaptive bike.  I found this awesome competition on Friendship Circle of Michigan's Facebook Page where they are giving away 18 different Adaptive bikes.  Person with the most votes gets their pick of the bikes, then the person with the next highest amount of votes gets to choose one.  And so on and so on. 

PLEASE take 20 seconds from your day and vote for her!  

You can find her easily by pressing Ctrl and F.  A search box will appear on the top of your web browser.  Enter TINA WOMACK and Eliana will magically appear! 

PLUS if Eliana finishes in the top 4 we'll give away a $50 iTunes Gift Card As a Thank you to one lucky voter.  Enter now via the Rafflecopter below so we know that you voted!.  If she doesn't make top 4 this Rafflecopter will be deleted.  

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Ended: WIN! Disney TANGLED Storybook Deluxe

WIN! 1 of 3 Disney 'TANGLED' Storybook Deluxe Apps


Experience the magical story of Disney’s “Tangled” in this highly interactive animated Storybook Deluxe App!  Rapunzel has never left her tower in the woods. One day, a thief named Flynn discovers her and the unlikely pair sets off on an action-packed journey across the kingdom. From mischievous thugs to dazzling festivals, Rapunzel quickly learns there is much more to life outside the tower.


  • Vibrant animated scenes with Interactive Tap-and-Play surprises
  • Multiple reading modes—Follow Along, Read and Explore, Record Your Own Voice
  • Enjoy Character Voices, Music and Art from the Film
  • Coloring and Puzzle activities
  • Quick-thinking “Floating Lanterns” Swipe-and-Play Game

Purchase it on iTunes for only $6.99 USD : AUS  Canada  USA Europe

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Ended: WIN!! Disney CARS Storybook Deluxe

Win!!  1 of 3 Disney CARS Storybook Deluxe Apps

Experience the action-packed story of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 in this supercharged children’s book app filled with vibrant art, professional narration, exciting music and sound effects, plus A-list celebrity voices from the film.

In this high-octane installment of the Cars’ saga, international superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action with his best friend Mater by his side. As the fastest race cars from around the globe rev up for three thrilling races in the World Grand Prix, Mater and Lightning quickly find themselves caught up in a world of intrigue, secret agents and fast-paced escapades.

  • Choose between two reading modes that allow you to follow along as the story is read aloud, or to explore each page at your own pace.        
  • Play exciting games inspired from the movie—test your memory in Tokyo Lights and try your hand at Mater’s Tire Toss.        
  • Record your voice reading the story and hear it played back as narration.
  • Tap characters and objects for animated surprises.        
  •  Also includes 5 coloring pages and 5 interactive jigsaw puzzles for extra fun!
  •  Jump to your favorite page with a Visual Page Index.

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