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Programming with Papa: Episode 1

Episode 1 Or How to Teach Programming to a 3rd Grader This weekend, Oscar and I started a new series of little lessons we call “Programming with Papa”, where Oscar is learning how to write code that makes things happen on the iPad. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and it seemed like a good time for it – he’s interested in a lot more games and how he would like to change […] Read more »

New gadget in the laboratory…

We just got a nice new gadget in the Kidoodle Lab: the Google Nexus 7! This is a great little device, it’s about the size of the Amazon Kindle Fire, and costs under $200! Its screen has WAY MORE PIXELS than the Kindle Fire! That means our apps will look gorgeous on this screen, once we get them tweaked to work on it (happening right now!) – here’s a photo of the Kindle Fire version […] Read more »

july is kidoodle labs month for me! it means i get to focus all…

july is kidoodle labs month for me! it means i get to focus all my attention to making fun stuff for kids… i’m so excited! no i just need to figure out how to cram months of work into 4 weeks 😉 via Tumblr Read more »

Teachers, OTs and SLPs… tell us how you use Scribblebeard!

Ahoy teachers, OTs and SLPs! We know many of you are using Pirate Scribblebeard in their classrooms and offices and we would love to hear more about it! Comment on this topic (on our Facebook page) to let us know how you use it with your students and what you feel could make it even better for that purpose! We are planning our future updates and would love address your needs, thanks everyone! Read more »

Kidoodle Labs: The Future of Kids and Screens…

As I slowly return to development (after focusing for months on our client work), I couldn’t help thinking about how we use technology today as in the workplace vs. how we use it in learning. For kids in school, screens are still a destination. For adults, however, we tend to integrate technology as tools throughout our day. I could totally see learning and play for kids working this way in the near future. Kids would […] Read more »

BIG Kids Magazine: KIDOODLE doodles for the BIG TREASURE pages

Hey there everyone! Karen and I collaborated on some treasure-themed pages for the really awesome and inspiring BIG Kids Magazine and now you can order the issue! Find out more here…   BIG Kids Magazine: KIDOODLE doodles for the BIG TREASURE pages. Read more »

a fun collaboration for BIG Kids Magazine

Hi everyone! Karen and I just finished collaborating on a fun piece that will show up in BIG Kids Magazine in a few months! I dont want to give it away, but it just might influence some upcoming updates to Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure! Go ahead and check out BIG Kids Magazine and their blog, they put together some lovely artwork from kids and adults and we just love the feel of it! “The magazine promotes […] Read more »

Happy Holidays from Kidoodle Apps!

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” – Pablo Picasso Wishing you a holiday filled with song, from Kidoodle Apps. Read more »

Just Released: New free pages for Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure!

Ahoy me scribblin’ mateys! Our update for Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure is live in the App Store and on sale now for 99¢! What’s in store: Every pirate needs a tattoo, right? Also, meet Fluffy, an old mechanical friend returns, and a swash-buckling new icon! Kidoodle: Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure with Oscar & Josephine for iPad on the iTunes App Store. Read more »

Appy Holidays App Sale Event!

We are helping to kick-off the holidays with the Appy Holidays App Sale Event! Hundreds of amazing apps for kids are discounted or free through the weekend, so head over and check it out! Pirate Scribblebeard is only 99¢ through the weekend so here is your chance to get it for the iPad or Android tablet for half-off its regular price! It’s a great app to have for the holidays to keep the kids drawing, imagining, and exercising their […] Read more »