Review & Giveaway! – Frugal Novice Review & Giveaway!

A large majority of my friends own either an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Brian and I both have iPhones, and I think anyone that has both an iPhone and children knows how invaluable the apps can be. As parents of toddlers, it can be a little difficult for us to find new things to download that will suit them well.

This is where comes into play. It is a site that collects, categorizes and rates apps specifically for young children. I recently went to check it out, and I’m a big fan! The search features are what I love most. I was able to pick the age, category, and device I wanted to search for, and whether I wanted to look at paid or free apps. I could sort results to see those with the highest rating, or those that cost the least. It really made it easy to find just the type of applications I’m looking for.

For my search, I chose to look at the free apps. I like doing this because often I can try the “lite” versions, see if they’re a fit with the kids, and then buy them if it seems like it’ll be worth it. I was surprised to see how many results popped up – I didn’t realize there were that many free apps for toddlers! The site came back with 109 options for me to look at.

This is by far the most comprehensive resource I’ve found, and I have downloaded several of the suggested apps to let J try soon!

Win It

Win what, you ask? Well, is providing a $25 gift card to for one lucky reader! Oompa is a leading specialty retailer of natural, organic and European toys, gear and furniture. Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Wednesday, December 8.

How To Enter

Mandatory: Visit and try doing a search for apps that would fit your family, and comment here with the name of an app you receive in search results!

Bonus Entries

(Only valid after the required entry has been completed)

Please leave a comment for each extra entry – if you blog about this giveaway and get 3 entries, for example, comment 3 times.

Note: provided the gift card for this giveaway, but I was not compensated for this post. Any opinions provided are honest and my own.


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  • Jennifer December 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    This site is awesome! How am I the first commenter?? Maybe I’ll win!

    I think my daughter would love the Sing with Olive app. She is totally into singing right now!

  • Jennifer December 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I subscribe via google reader.

  • Jennifer December 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I follow on gfc (#1)

  • Jennifer December 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I follow through gfc (#2)

  • Jennifer December 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I like frugal novice on fb!

  • Some Girl December 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    My 2yo loves dressing up and dressing other things up. I’m thinking she’d really like Paper Town Friends!

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