Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Amanda's Got Apps!

I'm thrilled to introduce Bonza Draw, the first in my new series of apps! As you know, I am all about kids and creativity and learning adventures, whether with unit studies or other new ways to keep them captivated and curious. 

Like a kid in a candy shop, I have been fascinated with apps and all of the possibilities that they hold - not for games, but for building creativity. When our youngest son became interested in app development at college this year, everything clicked. He's majoring in computer science, and his story plays a big part in the development of our apps.

Sam has always been our constant-motion-kid, and when he was about 6 years old, I tried an experiment with him. Every night at bedtime, I would have him sit and draw whatever I suggested, right before we read a Bible story. It calmed him down and gave him time to be creative and talk to me about whatever was on his mind. My office walls are covered with his drawings. :) That was one of the best things that I could ever have done to encourage his creativity and strengthen his self confidence and our relationship. Now, he wants other kids to have the same benefit of creative time with a parent, and this series of apps is a result of that commitment.

Check out Bonza Draw on iTunes today, and let me know what you think. It's only 99 cents for a year's worth of daily ideas for your child to draw on paper and then capture an image of their art in their own Bonza Draw Gallery. The app builds anticipation as the child waits for the next idea to be revealed on the following day. Children love the drawing activities, building their own art gallery, and sharing these moments with a parent, grandparent, or friend.

Many thanks,
Amanda B.

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58 comments:

  1. My 8 year old loves to draw flowers.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  2. Some like to draw animals, others robots and another likes abstract designs.

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  3. Sounds like an awesome app!

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  4. My boys love to draw - 1 = Pokemon, 2 = Batman, 3 = the true artist so whatever strikes his fancy.
    Thank your for the giveaway!

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  5. Every child is born an artist. We need to bring out that talent. It is beneficial in all walks of life.

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  6. My kids love to draw birds.

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  7. Does this work on kindle

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    1. Hi - thanks for asking. Work is in progress on the Android version!

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  8. My daughter loves to draw monsters

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  9. my child loves to play on the IPod, i am anxious to download this app TODAY!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know what you think!

      Blessings,
      Amanda B.

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  10. My child loves to draw horses.

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  11. They love to draw jet planes, comic book characters...and stick figures. :)

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  12. My daughter draws molecules! But her dad is a chemist!

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  13. My oldest son likes to draw pictures of cities, my oldest daughter loves to draw faces, my youngest daughter loves to draw pictures of the beach.

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  14. Trains! And the sinking Titanic! LOL

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  15. I am an art teacher and homeschool mom. This is an interesting app. I firmly believe daily drawing is as much a need as daily multiplication practice. I was just looking for the typical things that are drawn and if there is instruction or just suggestions?

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    1. Hello Denise!
      Thanks for posting. We went over thousands of items that were possibilities to include, and choose what we felt were the best 365 things for children to draw. They had to be straightforward, yet allow each child room for their own interpretation and creativity. Some of the daily items include: palm tree, kite, pine cone, chair, and a wide variety of others - ranging from indoor to outdoor items, etc. There are no instructions, as this is a creativity adventure. I agree with you - drawing is an important element.
      Blessings,
      Amanda B.

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  16. My children like drawing animals of all kinds!

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  17. my girls have always liked drawing dresses and princesses.

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    1. Great! Let me know what you think, and please post a review on iTunes if you like it.
      Many thanks,
      Amanda B.

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  20. Love the idea of having your child draw right before Bible bedtime story...I'm going to try it..thanks for sharing. Two of my kids are almost daily drawers---animals and flowers are a favorite to draw...thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Let me know what you think!
      Blessings,
      Amanda B.

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  21. Lately they are really enjoying the challenge of drawing people!

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  22. My son likes to draw dinosaurs and dragons.

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  23. My girls both love to draw people.

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  24. He doesn't have a favorite and tends to draw new things each time.

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  25. My oldest loves to draw cartoons:-D

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  26. This looks awesome

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  27. All 4 of my girls like to draw people (girls and our family) and animals.

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  28. my boys like to draw people and animals

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  29. princesses, as in themselves as princesses in their own stories. Can't wait to see what else there is in the app for suggestions as we incorporate it into our year.

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  30. He's always drawing stories about Godzilla. Can't wait to try the app.

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  31. Baseball team logos...but, really anything with lots of details.

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  32. My son loves drawing trucks.
    Colleen P

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  33. This looks like an app my son would really enjoy. He loves to draw pictures of his family. Thank you for sharing information about this app with us!

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  34. My son loves to draw made up creatures.

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  35. Kelly CunninghamJuly 25, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Loves to draw fairies and animals!

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  36. My 7 y/o loves to draw horses and rainbows!

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  37. She loves to draw any animals

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  38. My son's favorite thing to draw are Dinosaurs!! My daughter's fav is butterflies and flowers!

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  39. My son loves drawing robots and dinosaurs. My daughter loves drawing flowers and butterflies! :-)

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  40. My daughter loves drawing pictures of the characters she creates in her writing.

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  41. My daughter loves drawing pictures of the characters she creates in her writing.

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  42. My son likes to draw abstract designs.

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  43. Mine like to draw people and animals.

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  44. My daughter just loves to draw and create art - period. Would love this app to give her some more ideas!!

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  45. My son draws cars and guns... hoping just a boy thing. ;)

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  46. We have 4 kids and all of them really like drawing except our only son. He doesn't mind drawing, but he doesn't just draw for fun like our girls. Our daughter Reese LOVES drawing anything nature and animals.
    Tawnya

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