Yes! There’s an App for that! This is a phrase we are becoming more familiar with. My kids seem to know intuitively how to find all these great apps. I am still relying on the kindness of my friends, associates, and strangers to help me find these spectacular apps.
Over the holidays I heard from a number of moms who had just discovered that the wonderful piece of technology they had just given to their child to listen to music or to read eBooks, also had the ability to surf the internet and download Apps! They didn’t really realize that the gift they had just given their child had so much more functionality than they had planned on.
We have to face it – Apps are part of our world now.
The good news is that we don’t have to figure this all out ourselves OR rely soley on our children as the source of information. ( I am still reeling from the story I heard from one mom whose darling 9 year old daughter convinced her that it would be ok to go see Hangover II in the theater this last year – that girl has a job waiting for her in some sales department some day.)
As a Wired Mom the only thing to do is to recruit the help of other fabulous, concerned, and in-the-know, people to help us out. So that is exactly what we’ve done! This Thursday, January 19th, we will be celebrating the “Appy New Year” with our good friends from Famigo (@Famigo), Ruckus Media (@RuckusMedia), ZiggityZoom.com (@ziggityzoom), Carissa Rogers from GoodnCrazy.com (@CarissaRogers) and our very own @maryheston to talk all about apps. Join this amazing group on Twitter at 9pm EST and follow the hashtag #Appy2012. Follow us @wiredmom along with the other panelists and join in the fun on Thursday.
Don’t be this guy! If you have a kid of any age running around the house this is an important twitter party to join. Bring your questions and suggestions as we spend an hour celebrating this Appy New Year. Get up to speed on the world of Apps before your kids convince you that the Hangover II app* is family friendly.
You can also get the discussion started early at Wired Moms on Facebook
See you there! ( IS there an App for that ? )
* There’s not really a HOII app that I know of – but we always have to watch out….
This morning we just put out a short little tweet on the Wired Moms Twitter account @wiredmom asking you what video games you would be playing this weekend.
I love playing video games with my kids and at Wired Moms we think it is a great way to get great conversations going with your kids too. So, I decided I would just check real quickly before turning off the computer for the night and see if anyone out there had any plans for playing video games this weekend. Boy oh Boy you responded. It was so much fun reading through all the tweets from people listing out their favorite games. One of the interesting things was that there were so many different games listed. But the other thing that was interesting was that there were so many different ways that you are tweeting your messages to us. You were tweeting from your Android phones, Blackberrys and from your iPhones, from your computer and from Tweetdeck, TweetCaster and Hootsuite just to name a few.
We love that you are so Wired.
There was a very interesting article that came out yesterday expressing a concern for kids and video game addiction. So, remember to set a good example for your kids. Everything in Moderation.
But whatever you do Keep tweeting! We love hearing from you.
Here is a short list of some of our fellow Tweeters and what they are playing this weekend.
DoubleD1D 1:34pm via Web
@wiredmom Well, I will be on WoW..
Lyra__Shine 1:36pm via Twitter for iPhone
@wiredmom Dance central we all love it, lots of fun for the whole family! When the kids go to bed Assassins creed x
momofbug 1:49pm via Web
@wiredmom I am so (again) hooked on Dr. Mario! I got it on the Wii by beating up my 11 year old for his points & I CAN’T STOP PLAYING!!!
Never4getLayla 1:51pm via Twitter for BlackBerry®
@wiredmom probably guitar hero since my daughter likes to “play” it – we just don’t turn on her guitar 🙂
theblendededge 2:07pm via Web
@wiredmom #LittleBigPlant and #SportsChampion for #PS3!
LeesaVlahosMP 2:11pm via Twitter for iPhone
@wiredmom Wii- resort and anything Scooby doo
parryaftab 2:25pm via Web
@wiredmom kinect!!!! luv it!
melindamom 3:32pm via TweetCaster
@wiredmom mario party 8 all the way!
SonyaPi3_14 5:38pm via Twitter for Android
@wiredmom – EA Sports Active, working on my fitness!
mundo247 5:51pm via TweetDeck
@wiredmom COD BLAK OPS
maryheston 7:00pm via HootSuite
@wiredmom Grand Turismo PS3 & Dance Central Xbox Kinect (still love the wii but you can only play so many hours of games in a day)