Awesome Apps for Kids – Ocean Swimmer

ocean swimmer app sago mini review

Today I was innocently browsing kids apps for my two year old, and I discovered that Ocean Swimmer, by Sago Mini, is currently free! Don’t let the new iTunes store wording confuse you, if something is free, now it says, “Get,” instead of, “Free.” This change was made to help Apple avoid lawsuits based on in-app purchases, but regardless, it is still free.

I think this game is adorable. It is like Sago Mini’s other game, Forest Flyer, except even cuter! My 2 year old really loves watching the fish swim, and interact with other characters. If your kids love Forest Flyer, they will probably like this game even better. There are a few Sago Mini regulars, like Jinja the cat and Harvey the dog, along with new characters, like a sea monster, a silly shark, and a family of ducks. Watch out for the little one 😉

Well done, Sago Mini. You are one of my favorite app developers. I know I can trust that your apps will be safe and entertaining for my kids.

Make sure to click on the link above to get this app for free, for a limited time. I hope that it entertains your little one on your next trip.

Happy travels,


Sago Mini Doodlecast – Free This Weekend!

Sago Mini Doodlecast

This fun game combines drawing and music, and even has a playback that lets you see the process you used to draw your picture from start until finish. My kids have enjoyed this game for several months and this weekend you can find it free here. I would gage the age on this game from 2 to 6.

Happy travels!!

Pressgram – Photo Sharing App Extraordinaire!!

This photo was uploaded directly from my iPhone to my blog via Pressgram.


I’m sure some of you have noticed that I have started posting on my Facebook, Twitter, and most importantly this blog with a new photo sharing app. I never shared photos with Instagram because I didn’t feel comfortable giving them a “non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use Content that is posted on or through the Service,” (Instagram)… this little snippet comes directly from Instagram’s “Terms of Use” website. It is the first agreement under, “Rights.” So please rethink what you post and how you post on there. I post pictures of my kids on this website all the time, and I can’t fathom doing that with a service that has these types of terms!

Not to mention that Instagram will also be using advertising very soon.

So I am extremely excited to announce that Pressgram is fully functional and a wonderful free alternative to Instagram where you own the rights to all of your images, and you can post them directly to your blog!! I have been using it for a week now and I am really pleased with everything, from the the ability to resize images to impressive and artistic filter options. I have also been enjoying the fact that it posts images directly to Twitter, so I don’t have to go to another website to view it, like you do with Instagram.

I am so enthusiastic about this app that I am suggesting you switch right now by clicking here, and creating your very own Pressgram account.

You can follow me on Pressgram under the username “sproutsenroute” …

Hope to see you there sharing all of your awesome travel photos!!

Kristin Spencer