There comes a time in the day where this mama needs some quiet. I mean, really if we're all honest with ourselves and each other we'd probably all say that. This mothering thing , its hard stuff. I love it & wouldn't change it for a moment, but it's the most difficult thing I have ever done...I mean, ever! In my 31 years on this earth, nothing compares to the blessed task of being a mom.
So, in the middle of the day I just need some time to myself...whether its to take a shower, sit and read or catch up on some housework, I need a few moments without little one's climbing on me, needing a diaper changed or something to eat. Typically my reprieve comes when my youngest two nap...but then there's Buddy..he's almost 6, he doesn't nap anymore, he actually stopped napping before he was 2...he just never needed them. So he gets what we refer to as "Room Time". During this time, he gets to hang out in "mommy and daddy's room" since his younger brother is sleeping in his. Typically he takes the iPad with him and he can play games or watch some shows.
Finding new apps that actually help him learn during this time are a huge priority to me. Yes, some fun shows & games on occasion are fun..but not for the whole hour or so of "Room Time". Fergus Ferry is a fun app, all about a Ferry named Fergus and his adventures around the harbour.
Fergus Ferry has several great features. The app is great for a vast age range of kids. Your littlest ones will love hearing about Fergus Ferry as the books are read to them, and your older kids can choose to read them on their own...if they need help on a certain page of the book they can simply click the audio button and the page will be read to them. I love this, Buddy is learning to read and loving it, but there are still times where he needs our help. I appreciate that he can get this even when I am not easily accessible, and he loves being able to try on his own, knowing that help is right at his hands.
Fergus Ferry also features fun games for your children, where they can drive Fergus around the harbour on different adventures. They will also be able to learn about the major landmarks and characters of Fergus' world. The Fergus Ferry app is $84.99 and features 24 books and more! If you're unsure, head on over to try out the lite app for Free. This would make a great Christmas gift for any young child. Its something that will help them learn & have fun while doing so, all while they are home or on the go.
**December 25th thru January 31st both versions of the app will be free**