I never pretend to be one of those moms that has it all together. My kids LOVE sugar, TV, and most of all the iPad.

My thoughts have always been…

If you are going to do it, then do it right.

This iPad app we found falls right into that mantra.  After a little poking around it’s clear there have been a million write-ups on this — and we’re a little late to the party — but for all of you that haven’t heard, this app is amazing!

Meet Drawnimal

I like what Fast Co Design said in that the best part is that it not only forces the kids to actually draw with their own crayons and paper but also forces them to think outside the box — literally. It’s just so simple too… it shows you some easy shapes to draw and then, once the kids tap the screen, the ipad fills in the rest of the drawing revealing the animal. Lucas was obsessed with the second little interaction where you tap it again and the animal does something funny.

Anything that provides a good 30 minutes to an hour of entertainment in this house is a “must own”!

Ciao! Girl

(FYI, I am NOT being paid to endorse this product.  I just think it’s that great!)