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Wee're in the news

The Wee Alphas have been spotted in a bunch of design blogs lately. Here are a few of our favorite mentions:

"This poster is a hoot and a howl and a hiss and a LOL. The LOL comes from trying to imagine registering 13 luscious colors in the name of beautiful and kid-friendly art."
-Jessica Mullen, For Print Only
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"A is for amazing adorable animal alphabet app from Wee Society. Impalas deep sea diving, vultures with beehive hairdos, sneezing squirrels – they're all part of a new crazy clever alphabet app with illustrations so quirky and modern that I want to hang them on my kiddo's wall. But even better, this app isn't just a bunch of pretty pictures. It's amazingly educational too … [and] learning basics doesn't have to be boring. You just can't beat a fox doing film critiques."
-Pilar, Cool Mom Tech
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Wee Alphas Hallowee costumes in the news

We've spotted our DIY Wee Alphas Hallowee costumes in lots of places lately, so we've included a round-up of a few of our favorite mentions below.

Big thanks to everyone who has posted cute pics of their kiddos in costumes on our Facebook page.

It's not too late to get in on the fun – and win a Wee Alphas print! Just download instructions to make your own costume and then share a photo at facebook.com/weesociety by Oct. 31.

"Thanks to Wee Society‘s online tutorials and free downloadable templates, now we can upcycle an unassuming grocery bag into an adorable kiddie costume. Easy, and inexpensive, even the craft challenged will be able to whip-up a Wee Alpha owl, lion, monkey or fox costume ... the perfect answer for get-ups needed on-the-fly for last minute Halloween parades and harvest festivals — or just to make it through another day in the jungle."
-Inhabitots

"I love halloween costumes. But there is nothing better than a handmade kids costume! There are so many genius ideas and tutorials out there, there is no excuse to make (or buy) a lame costume. Just say no, folks ... These are just too adorable and definitely not just for halloween."
-Babble

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Apple features Wee Alphas in iPad Mini release video

We're beyond thrilled that the Wee Alphas app appears in Apple's video for the new iPad mini, which also features Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive.

"These aren't scaled up phone apps," says the voiceover. "These are powerful apps that take full advantage of iPad's beautiful display." Watch it here.

The iPad mini was unveiled during today's much-anticipated Apple event. Good news: Any app made for the iPad is also made for the iPad mini. And we believe that the lighter device will be even easier for little hands to use – something that fans of preschool learning apps will appreciate.

Time to Play magazine airs video review of Wee Alphas app

 

Time to Play magazine recently partnered with Kindertown (one of our favorite resources for finding the best educational apps for kids) to produce a series of video app reviews. We're excited that they selected Wee Alphas as one of their first educational apps to feature. The reviewer, Carolina Nugent of Kindertown, says, "Wee Alphas is a beautiful ABC book that parents and children will want to play with over and over again."

Watch the full video review here.

Wee Alphas go DIY for Hallowee!

Looking for an easy, super-inexpensive Halloween costume? Our DIY Wee Alphas are perfect for stuffing into backpacks for the preschool parade or other neighborhood event. The best part is, you probably already have all the supplies you'll need.

Post a pic of your kiddo in a Wee Alphas costume to facebook.com/weesociety by Oct. 31, and you'll be entered to win a Wee Alphas art print.

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Is it OK to be an iKid?

As parents of young kids, and as iPad app developers, we're part of the discussion of whether – and how – kids should be using tablets.

We grew up watching (and loving) Mr. Rogers, who struggled with a similar quandary based on television – the new technology of his time. Fred Rogers felt strongly that TV should not be used as a substitute for human interaction, but as a tool for fostering communication between grown-ups and kids. 

A joint statement this year by the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and the National Association for the Education of Young Children said, "effective uses of technology and media are active, hands-on, engaging, and empowering." The statement also suggests that, "interactions with technology and media should be playful and support creativity," and that, "when used appropriately, technology and media can enhance children's cognitive and social abilities."

We created the Wee Alphas app with this in mind. It was designed to encourage meaningful interactions between preschoolers and grown-ups. The app includes tips and questions to help parents encourage learning experiences, including practicing ABCs, discovering new words and concepts and inspiring creative thinking.

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