WeeSchool Baby Development App

I admit it. I’ve been struggling lately to create, write, edit, photograph, and publish content for Those Heavenly Days while working on Suits, and trying to parent four kids and take care of my home. The blog has taken a bit of a back seat this last month, and that makes me sad. You guys mean the world to me. I savor our connection and hate to let you down by going quiet for too long. So please know that my heart’s with you, even when a new blog post seems a bit overdue.

In all the joyful, slightly controlled chaos that is my life, heavenly days sometimes come along quite unexpectedly. The family takes a spontaneous hike, a long-ago friend pops up, I find the perfect antique at a flea market, the kids are happy just hanging together at home on a rainy day. The girls love reading and crafting, and now… Mr. Man is old enough to get busy with his own projects!

While searching online for fresh and inspired ideas for playtime with Joshua, I discovered an app that has everything I could imagine, and then some. Now, he and I play together with great purpose, and along the way, our play is secretly fostering a lot of learning.

The app is called WeeSchool. It was created by Julie and Will Clark, the same folks who invented Baby Einstein years ago. Which by the way is Joshua’s favorite entertainment and keeps him riveted for a whole 20 minutes while I clean the kitchen, play with art work, make a phone call or just sit and stare at the wall. They know what they’re doing when it comes to making beautiful sights and sounds for little eyes and ears, but it’s the quality content of the app that keeps me going back for more. And best of all… it’s free!

WeeSchool is perfect for a 22-month-old or a 2-day-old. While it has milestones like many other parenting apps, and it has a journal, and a sleep tracker, and lullabies and activities, we love it for everything else it has and that I’ve never found in any other app. WeeSchool has amazingly rich musical and visual content, and wonderful eBooks (called WeeBooks), and hundreds of beautiful picture cards (called WeeWords) that the girls and Josh and I can use to expose Mr. Man to new words. The activities are thoughtful and realistic and age-appropriate, they’re based on the latest research from Harvard University, and there’s literally something quality to do with the app every day of the year.

WeeSchool used to be for iPhone only, but just recently an Android version was released. It’s free, too! The Clarks hope to make their app available to all parents, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds, to help their children get the strongest possible start in life.

It thrills me to share this news with you. I know that you, like me, are on a constant quest to enrich your lives, to be inspired, to feel purpose and presence. WeeSchool can do that for our littlest sons and daughters, giving them positive early experiences to prepare them for preschool and beyond all while helping us feel like the best parents we’re all trying to be!

XOXO, KT

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8 Comments

  • Barb Reeves

    We can wait. You should enjoy every one of those heavenly days, as they pass too quickly. Next thing you know, your babies are adults and these memories you make are cherished (or used as bribery to avoid embarrassment on their part…smile).

    Always love to read your posts. There is always a chuckle….”riveted for 20 minutes….staring at the wall…” LOL

    Thanks!

    November 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Arturo Estrada

    Katherine, congratulations for this app, I hope that you could develop an app for children a little bit older like 5 to 8. There are great experiences in our life sharing our life with this magical kids. BUt I think we can learn and appreciate more this moments with knowledge and gratitude of whats comming. Thanks for Heavenlydays.

    November 12, 2018 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Wanda Presley

    Hi Katherine,
    It’s always so nice to hear how you are, your tireless devotion to your beautiful children, home & work. Your knitting is inspiring: I am a quilter but find that chronic Migraines do not allow me to move enough to create; but, knitting I can do flat on my back, head packed on ice & sometimes with eyes closed! LOL Please don’t picture that for too long!

    So glad you have been enjoying your time in Toronto filming Suits. I love To & now live just east.

    You & your co-star Gerard Butler have been on my so much for the past few weeks. The news just announced that that he lost his home in Malibu. My thoughts & prayers are with everyone effected. It’s been just over a year since a fire claimed a friend/neighbour. Still not fully recovered. Please be patient, kind & gentle with yourselves & others.

    Canucks are notoriously over-insured but there were some folks who didn’t have home insurance and I’m sorry (so Canadian!) most are insured now except for the exceptionally obstinate!

    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful & loving essence,
    Wanda

    November 12, 2018 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Marcia

    Hi Katie!!! Yes we forgive you for being too busy for us, but know that our thoughts are with you also! You must enjoy your little ones, they grow too quickly! My baby is now 30 and I wonder where the time has gone? One thing I do know……time waits for NO ONE! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and write us during the holidays!!! Always, Marcia

    November 12, 2018 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • Kandy Hague

    I find it a comfort to know that it all doesn’t just come so smoothly and naturally to you, as I wonder how you manage it all. I agree with the others, that time waits for no one and our children seem to grow so quickly when we aren’t paying attention, and you seem to be paying attention and will look back on these years with fondness. It was nice to hear from you and about this lovely app for the little ones, even tho mine no longer are little, and how you find it enriching all of your lives. Write when you can again, would love to hear how the holidays are in your home, and what wonderful finds you come across for them as well. <3 <3 Much love, Kandy

    November 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm Reply
  • Sandy Hunter

    I love Suits but I recently switched to Dish frm Directv and lost all the episodes of the latest season I had taped. Dish did not retain them after the season had ended. I can only hope they will rerun them right before the nsxt season starts. The last one I watched had you kicking ass! Keep up the good work. J will be watching.
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    November 16, 2018 at 8:33 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Hi Katherine,

    I just started following your blog, but have always followed you on social media. You truly are a role model and inspiration. I look forward to living vicariously through you in this blog. Thank you for being true. Happy Birthday!

    November 25, 2018 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Cecile

    Hi
    Does the baby need to watch or play with the phone ? Cause it says everywhere : NO screen before 3 years old!
    Thanks

    December 4, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply
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