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!