We can’t mention BB-8 without talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Danger – there are spoilers ahead! We talk about how we decided whether or not to take the kids to see it, and there’s a mention of the BBFC website which we recommend for researching why films have been given particular ratings.
John’s got a Google Pixel C, and gives his opinion on this tablet. We also mention the Amazon Kindle Fire as a budget tablet, particularly for kids. Ruth also gives her recommendations for the best kind of cases to use to protect your kids’ tablets.
We next move on to a couple of new kitchen gadgets that have entered our lives. Ruth has been making lots of use of her Soup Maker, and John bought her a Nutribullet for Christmas, which he is using almost as much as she is.
We bought Catherine an HP pavilion x2 laptop for Christmas, and we talk about what we think of this device. It has also given us the chance to play with Windows 10 parental controls, with which we’re actually really impressed. Ruth also mentions Curbi which is a promising parental controls app for iOS (it’s also available on Android).
We talk about our kids YouTube watching habits, and how much we like the YouTube Kids app (you can read more about this on Ruth’s blog). Unfortunately it’s not available on Windows 10. Catherine has now reached the stage where she wants to start commenting on videos she watches on YouTube, and we discuss how we handled this.
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