(Video) Entertainment on the GO with @Rovio @Angrybirds ToonsTV app #ad #giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Rovio. Thank you for supporting Dancing Hotdogs. The Thanksgiving holiday is a huge travel holiday, one of the ways that the Dancing Hotdogs family has made it a bit bearable has been to (carefully) allow the boys to watch some shows on their various smart devices during the drive and after dinner.  It certainly helps keep the “are we there yets” and "I … [Read more...]

(Video) Moff Band @PBSKIDS Party App Video Review @moff_Toy

Disclosure: I am PBS KIDS ambassador and received a PBS KIDS Moff Band.  As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences. As a PBS KIDS ambassador I get to hear first-hand about new partnerships PBS KIDS has and the latest partnership with Moff Band for Holidays 2015 ROCKS! What is a Moff Band? The Moff Band enables kids to play sounds and games through movement. Powering the … [Read more...]

My Favorite Sanity-Keeping Travel Apps

Dear friends I feel like I owe you an apology.  If follow @DancingHotdogs on twitter, instagram and facebook you know I have been traveling a lot.  I am still amazed how this little movie review blog grew into something so much more and that is ALL BECAUSE OF YOU! Just in the first quarter of 2015 I have been in PA, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Miami.  Travel is such fun and with the right … [Read more...]

(Video) Tiggly Shapes Multi-language App Product Review

  Image courtesy of Tiggly Shapes Disclosure: I received Tiggly Shapes to facilitate my review. As always, my post is my unbiased opinions. Raising boys in this high technology modern world can be very difficult. My men LOVE technology in all forms whether it is the TV, game consoles, iPad or smart phones so as a mom I have to limit how much screen time they have every day. I am a … [Read more...]

(Video) Learn with Homer App Review

Image courtesy of Learn with Homer Disclosure: I was provided with an app sample to facilitate my review. As always my post is my unbiased opinions. We have less than three weeks before my oldest goes to Kindergarten! We have been fighting the summer slump and brain drain all summer but there is only so much learning repetition my little man will do. We have done hours of flash cards, … [Read more...]


We’ve joined KinderTown, a fantastic resource for finding the best educational apps for kids, to host a new annual event we’re calling the After Christmas App Frenzy. The days after Christmas are the biggest days of the year for app downloads as the millions of people who unwrapped new iPads and iPhones rush to the App Store to load their devices with useful and entertaining apps. Hopefully you … [Read more...]

(Video) PBS KIDS SUPER WHY! ABC Adventures App Review

  This past summer PBS KIDS had SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure special that took your little loved ones on an adventure around the world and got them excited about travel and learning.  The PBS KIDS SUPER WHY! ABC Adventures: Alphabet app takes that one step further by giving you fantastic educational content that helps your children learn and improve their alphabet skills with … [Read more...]

(Video) Sesame Street’s The Great Cookie Thief App Review

Image courtesy of Sesame Workshop The master minds of Callaway Digital Arts and Sesame Street, who brought you one of Rock and X’s absolutely favorite apps The Monster at the End of This Book, have partnered together again to bring to life the 1977 best-selling book The Great Cookie Thief with The Great Cookie Thief App. We were so excited to try out this new app because we love Cookie … [Read more...]

(Video) Sesame Street’s Potty Time with Elmo App Review

  As I have mentioned before Sesame Workshop truly gets the digital world and instead of fighting virtual entertainment they get on board and make some incredible educational apps that bring some of their favorite Sesame Street books to life like The Potty Time with Elmo App. When Rock was getting potty trained we got the book Potty Time with Elmo to help him understand the concept of the … [Read more...]

(Video) Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. Draw and Play App Live Review

 I just cannot say enough how I love how our favorite shows and characters are getting on board the educational app band wagon! Another app that saved me on the 14 hour trip to Paraguay was Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. Draw and Play App Live. Check out the video of Rock and I having some educational fun on the iPad. What makes the Nick Jr. Draw and Play app special? Your preschool loved … [Read more...]

(Video) Disney’s The Jungle Book App Review

  Fourteen hours of travel to South America is rough for anyone let alone a four year old and a one year old.  I was so happy to have Disney Publishing's newest Disney Classics app – “The Jungle Book”!  I love the 1967 Disney animated film.  I sing “Bare Necessities” song all the time and I love how Disney publishing brought to life this film with a great new app. Check out Rock having … [Read more...]

Appgear Foam Fighters App review

  Augmented Reality is the new hit among portable games. With the technology available on Iphone/Ipads and Android phones/tablets it is great to see games take advantage of the unique experience these devices provide.  Yet with any new tech for games, it is only as good as the game itself.  I had the opportunity to try one of these new generation of AR games: Appgear’s Foam … [Read more...]

(Video) Marvel Reads: Spiderman: An Origin Story App Review

A new Spiderman movie is set to come out this summer with a different spin on the entire story.  What better way to prepare for the debut than to brush up on the original story from Marvel.  Of course, if you are an adult it isn’t that difficult to pick up or download a version of the original comic. For children it is a bit harder relating to a story created back in the early 60s.  Thankfully, … [Read more...]

(Video) Marvel Reads: Avengers Origins:Assemble! And Avengers Origins: Hulk App Review

Update: This weekend is Free Comic day, to celebrate Disney is having a number of things going one.  1) You can pick up the Disney Comics App for free and download a couple free books or 2) Until 5/11 if you buy $20 worth of disney products at a Disney Store location, you will be able to get a coupon to download the App for free!  but you better hurry, there is only 100,000 coupon … [Read more...]

Disney’s Peter Pan App Review

Lately the exploits of high flying superheroes such as Thor and Iron, spiderman and the Hulk seems to be everywhere we look. It is no surprise that many kids want to be just like these heroes when they grow up. Yet, lost amongst the high testosterone and flashy action is the exploits of one hero that was no longer grabbing children’s imaginations. Thankfully to the popularity of shows like Jake … [Read more...]