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Have you noticed that once you start to travel and see the world. the more of the world you want to see?
That’s kinda where we are at right now. We all want to see and learn more about the world. We are planning more trips for this year, but we found a great way to satisfy our wanderlust until then… we have been spending time experiencing some cultural experiences in our own home town and using technology to learn about the rest of the world until our next big trip!
One of our favorite places to visit for a fun cultural experience is to Old Town San Diego.
We love everything about it… from the entertainment to the food! There is a definite Old California feel along with food and fun from the early Mexican settlers. We planned to spend a few hours eating and exploring… and there was so much to do that we actually stayed a bit longer than that. Next time we plan to take some tours too.
The girls and I talked to a sweet lady about these amazing dancers. She explained that in their culture they show happiness by dancing and that the children have been practicing for their performances since they could walk!
Our meal was a Mexican Fiesta! We really enjoyed the refreshing drinks, nachos and veggie tacos!
When we came home The Little One wanted to learn more about different countries and cultures so she went on her MWorld App!
“Monash University, based in Australia, has recently released MWorld which is the first educational app for children ever produced by a university, which aims to change the way children learn about their world. The app aims to captivate children with a world of stunning multimedia, enthralling gameplay and cutting-edge interactive content – providing kids with a global perspective, unleashing their curiosity and reinforcing their knowledge. Involves an educational game environment that encourages kids to challenge themselves and create their own mini-world from the ground up. Leading academics have been behind the scenes of MWorld designing over 50 titles within the app to engage children in a range of subjects including art, science, geography, history, and literature.”
We love this App. The big girls enjoy it just as much as the little one. I was trying to think about how I can even explain it, but the best I can say is that it’s the best of every app we’ve ever used rolled into one. MWorld let’s kids everywhere explore the world from their own home. As the kids explore the world and learn about deep oceans and high mountains, they are earning points that they can redeem to build their own virtual world.
For little ones that get bored easily this is a great app for them. There are so many elements to explore and do that they won’t ever get bored. We’ve had it for a few weeks and we haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can offer. The Little One keeps going back to two sections and playing them over and over again. Because MWorld is an iPad app aimed at 8 to 12 year olds, I know in the future she will want to keep enjoying other areas of the app, but she is happy with these two for now. One of the biggest issues with educational apps is that they can be boring and limiting, definitely not the case with MWorld.
The older two think it’s pretty fun too! They would love to use it more, but The Little One doesn’t share it too often.
That’s a really interesting app. The kids can get to visit so many different places in the world through the ipad.
I love Old Town so much. The best Mexican food I have ever had in my life was the food I had there.
I’d love to go to Old Town and have some of the food and enjoy the sights! That app sounds really cool too. Learning about other cultures, and the geography of the world is important!
Sounds like an awesome experience! Thanks for sharing!
My family and I are starting to travel a lot too. I need to check this app out, I know my daughters would enjoy it. And boy does those nachos look good.
This sounds like a great app for kids. Mine always loved to learn about other countries and cultures.
What a cool app to have on hand. I love that it teaches as well as gives a glimpse into another world.
I would totally go to Ireland first. Then Italy and then every state in the union. Love the app, love old town San Diego. Very similar to what we have in the way of festivities and food in Phoenix!
That’s a very cool app and an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing this. Our family would love it.
Looks like a cool place to visit. That food looks so good. I’ll have to check that app out!
I’d love to take the family to Old Town. We’ve never been to San Diego, but it sounds like a great place.
This looks like so much fun. And that food? DELICIOUS LOOKING. I feel like I’m starving just by looking at it.
This sounds like a great app! Lovely pictures, too! Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway! 🙂
We love eating at Old Town which we do often since we only live 20 minutes away!
I think this is a great app! Things like this are wonderful ways to get kids involved in learning about the world around them.
Your food photos made my mouth water! Everyone keeps posting its the best food they have ever had! I want to have the best food I have ever had!!! My kids are little explorers too, so the app would be great for them!
I need to download this for my kids – they love learning about different places. We love to travel as a family now that they are a little bit older.
That’s a great contest they are hosting, a child could really learn a lot traveling abroad with that app! We are very interested in other cultures and geographical education so I will definitely be downloading MWorld.
Apps like this are so great for helping kids discover the big wide world around them. I love it!
I haven’t heard of this app, but it sounds great. I love to travel and really want to instill a love for different places and cultures in my children! Thanks for sharing…by the way…the pictures of that food you had looked wonderful!
I think that’s pretty neat. Children tend to have such a small view of the world. This is a great way to show them how much is really out there.
Fantastic app. That looks like so much fun.
I love Old Town San Diego. It is so so authentic and the food is amazing
That food sounds incredible! This app also sounds pretty cool I will have to check it out for my kiddos!
What an awesome app! We always involve kids in trip planning, and this looks like an easy way to do it. Thanks for sharing (and for the contest too!)
This looks like such a great app. We traveled a lot with my family when I was a kid and I so appreciate it now!
The food, the outfits, the colours … it all looks so wonderful! What a great experience!
I love educational apps for children. Looks like she really enjoys it.
My husband grew up in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego. We have been there to visit several times, and every visits includes a trio to Old Towne. I love it there. And your nachos look sooo good!
This app is actually way awesome. I love it. Perfect for the kiddos.
While nothing beats real life travel this app really takes your places! Awesome for little ones to discover the world
Your daughter is so darn cute and she looks like she is loving the app! I agree with you so much…..the more places your visit the more you want to travel and discover new places.
I would love to go to Europe. I can’t wait until my girls are a little older so they can enjoy it too!
My kids are still too young to do very much traveling with right now. However, when they are older, I cannot wait to travel more as a whole family! Until then, we will use this app to do our exploring.
Old Towne looks like a fun place to visit. The food looks delicious too.
The app seems like a great tool for kids. Thank you for sharing.
The food looks so yummy and the app looks super cool. I will check it out soon!
My older son is really wanting to learn about the world right now as well. I had been having him research it online but this app looks like it would be so much better! We’ll have to check it out!
I love San Diego. It is a beautiful city
The food looks great. And yes, I have found that when you travel it makes you want more. Hurrah for apps like this one. 🙂
This looks like a great app. My daughter is so curious about the World and constantly asking questions…a lot of which I have to google to find out the answers. This would be perfect for her ..and me!
So many choices if I won a trip of a lifetime. Australia, China, or Africa. I don’t know if I could decide.
Those nachos look so good, I’ve been dying for some for a while now and those just got my craving sky rocketing!
This sounds like such an adventurous app for kids! I love you pic of your daughter, so cute!
Looks like a great place to visit. Your daughter looks like she is loving this app, sounds great for travel!
Looks like a fun getaway!!
This looks like a ton of fun, what a cool place to bring the kids; the food looks super good as well!
I love going there. San Diego is such a lovely town. And, that Mexican food looks simply drool worthy! OMG, yum! I’m not hungry but I think I could eat that whole plate right now!
That is such a neat app. If I could take a trip of a lifetime- it would involve seeing every Disney park in the world and every amusement park in the United States.
Such a neat app to find places to visit. I really love this. I will have to check it out the enxt time we go out of town and find interesting things to see and do.
This looks like a great app. I will have to share this with my friends that have little ones.
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