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5 Amazingly Kid-friendly Smartphone and Tablet Cases

While most of us work to limit how often our kids use portable computers, sometimes the option to let our child sit quietly and play a fun educational game is a real sanity-saver during a busy day. Or, during the school year, letting the kids play a math game to supplement their current written work can simply make a difficult subject just a bit more fun and interactive.

The biggest hesitation most moms have when it comes to handing over their precious handheld devices is the fear of breakage. Thank goodness kid-friendly cases! Below are some of my favorite disaster-averting iDevice cases for kids.

App Spotlight Roundup: 11 Great Apps for Moms and Kids

Do you troll the app store at least once a week looking to add new ones to your collection or are you always looking for great apps that help your kids get excited about learning? I know I certainly do both on a regular basis. Then again, I do admit, I am an app-aholic.

We’ve got a great roundup for your today – especially note the first two on the list – both are produced by local developers! If we don’t share your current favorite, please let me know about your latest finds in the comments below!

Do Tablets and Smartphones Help Kids Learn?

Those of you who love all things tech will know that this week CES International 2012 took place. I was thrilled to be able to attend. Let me just say there are a whole lot of exciting products launching for kids (and moms and dads, too)! I’m still processing all the amazing gadgets I got to try out and learn about, so I’m going to hold off until the next post to give you a thorough look at the hot technology you should know about.

Baby Activity Logger iPhone app to the Rescue!

Just had a baby? Can’t find that random piece of paper where you swore you were going to start to keep track of your baby’s feedings? Well look no more, keep track of those feedings and more on your iPhone, yes on your iPhone!

The Baby Activity Logger is an iPhone app for the foggy parent brain we experience after having a baby. The Logger can help you keep track of all of your baby’s activities in one safe place. No more losing track of random pieces of paper. With a simple tap of the large buttons, you can instantly record your baby’s activities such as diaper changes, feedings, burping, spit-ups and sleeping.

The feature I like the most is the countdown timer that displays on the first page of this app, at a glance you can quickly see how much time has passed since your baby wokeup, ate and changed his diaper.

The Baby Brain app developers would like to share this handy app with one lucky parent. Be the first person to email me at [email protected] with Baby Activity Logger in the subject line to get the promo code.

If you would like to read more info about Baby Activity Logger and other iPhone apps, you can visit their site at nerdtown.com