D.A.R.E. Presentation on Internet Safety

TinyTechie did awesome today! We’re so very proud of her. She’s shared everything she learned about Internet Safety with her peers at a D.A.R.E. presentation. Special thanks to Officer Michael Predney of Irvine Police Dept. for inviting her to speak!  -TinyTechieMom.

Facebook game: CityVille by Zynga

Screen Shot of Tiny Techie's CityVille

I’m addicted to CityVille! I play at least twice a day. There are so many things to do. The object of this game is to build up your population. The citizens of your city are either happy, unhappy or sad, depending on how you create their surroundings. To make your people happy, you need to build more houses or community buildings. To build there is a “build” button on the bottom right corner.

Just so you know, business buildings or decorations won’t really help your population grow. They will help you get more coins or XP. XP are stars that give you the ability to reach higher levels.

On the left/right sides you will see goals. If you achieve your goals, you will earn rewards like coins, cash or things to put in your city. Another thin you need to have is crops. To plant your crops, you should have an empty farm plot. If you click on the farm plot, it will show you different kinds of crops. For example, you can have strawberries, carrots, corn, plums and more!

Once you harvest crops, they will be transported into their boxes then become goods. After that, you will see that some of your buildings need goods. So you can click on the building thta needs them and send the good to that building. When the whole limit of customers get served, you can collect the XP and/or money.

You don’t have to just harvest crops to receive goods. Later on you will unlock a train platform or a pier with boats, which is another way to receive goods. You might not unlock those things right away. You need to either have lots of neighbors or achieve a certain level.

To play this game, you need lots of energy. To get energy you can ask your neighbors, visit a neighbor’s city or collect them from buildings. So make sure you post on Facebook and get your friends to play CityVille with you!


Stomp Out Bullying Day

Today is Stomp Out Bullying Day. Please visit StompOutBullying.org for more information. Here’s a message from Tiny Techie.

Tell Someone.

Tiny Techie at Web Wise Kids Event!

Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa, CA

On Thursday September 15th I attended an event for Web Wise Kids called Dancing Under the Stars, celebrating Champions for Children. It was at the Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa. Web Wise Kids invited me to speak about internet safety.

The dinner was fantastic! I had chicken and mashed potato in a martini glass! That was my favorite.  There was lots of fun auction items too! Like video games, Sea World tickets, vacations, autographed Kobe Bryant Lakers jersey, signed Alyssa Milano photo, kid’s BMWs, purses, and more!

Actress Elisa Donvan shared her experience growing up as an artist. I liked hearing her stories about being creative.

And then it was my turn to speak! I was so excited to do it! At first, I felt kind of nervous. I told my mom I had butterflies in my stomach. But once I got up there I was fine. It turned out to be really fun!

There were some dancers too! Kelly Connolly (from Dancing With the Stars) and Andrew Pirozzi danced to the song “Time of My Life” by Bill Medley. They were amazing! A really talented kid dancer named Tony Slipp did a cool Michael Jackson routine.

The desserts were yummy. The chocolate covered strawberries were my favorite. They looked like tuxedos! I was happy to meet Monique and Judi from Web Wise Kids too!

Tuxedo Chocolate Strawberries

COO Monique Nelson, Tiny Techie & President/CEO Judi Westberg Warren















For more information about Web Wise Kids:

Internet Safety

Here’s Tiny Techie’s first video on Internet Safety. She’s very excited to be speaking at an event for Web Wise Kids tomorrow night!

-Tiny Techie’s mom (MaryAnne)

Razor eSpark Electric Scooter

TinyTechie reviews the Razor eSpark!

The Razor eSpark electric scooter is really cool and here’s why – It not only has sparks, but it’s also motorized! You just plug it in to recharge it. To turn it on, there is an on/off switch on the side. It lights up when it’s on. Instead of laying it down on the ground like my regular Razor scooter, the eSpark has a mini-kickstand like a bike. That’s one of my favorite parts of this scooter! To use the eSpark, you have to push off with your feet and twist the right handlebar to go. You can go up to 10 miles an hour! To stop, there is a hand brake on the left handlebar. For safety, always wear a helmet and sneakers. Not flip-flops. Make sure you have an adult watch you. You have got to try the Razor eSpark! It is extremely fun!

Razor USA website: http://www.Razor.com
Razor USA on Twitter: http://twitter.com/razorusa
Razor USA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Razor

Review: Tiny Wings for iPhone and iPad

Tiny Wings by Andreas Illiger is a fun game with a bird that can slide up and down on hills and fly as high as the clouds. The goal is to reach as many islands as you can before the sun sets. My favorite part about this game is watching the bird fly and I really love the music. It has a very happy and relaxing feel to it. Even my 3 year old sister hums along while she plays Tiny Wings. I also love how the graphics change every day. The islands always look different.

To play Tiny Wings, you have to touch the screen of your iPhone (or iPad) when the bird is moving down the hills. Don’t touch the screen while the bird is moving up the hills or it will slow him down. This game is all about the timing to get far and you collect coins along the way for points. You can get really far and reach many islands if your timing is right. I love when the bird yells, “Yeee hoooo” as he reaches the next island!


Tiny Techie Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ages: 3+
Price: $0.99

(Don’t forget to ask your parents if it’s okay before you download!)

Tiny Wings on YouTube:

Angry Birds: What do all the birds do?

Here is a sheet I made for you to see what all the birds do in Angry Birds by Rovio Mobile. When you tap on the screen after launching an Angry Bird, each bird can do different things.

Angry Birds: What do all the birds do?

If you get stuck on a level, you can download The Might Eagle!
Price: $ .99
(Don’t forget to ask your parents if it’s okay before you download!)
Mighty Eagle on iTunes:

Demo: Brushes for iPad

My first YouTube video on TinyTechieTV! I played with Brushes for iPad by Steve Sprang.  Hope you like it! I really love this app!

Tiny Techie Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Ages: 4+
Price: $ 7.99

(Don’t forget to ask your parents if it’s okay before you download!)

Angry Birds Update: Summer Picnic

Don’t forget to update your Angry Birds. Rovio has added a new theme called Summer Picnic! The update was released on June 24, 2011. Now you can do so many more things. There are new Summer items in this game like kites, sun flowers, lemonade and picnic baskets. You can hear birds chirping and there are fun clouds shaped like ice cream cones and pigs. Unlock new levels each day. There are 30 levels.  You can get Summer Picnic in Angry Birds Seasons when you update your phone.

Tiny Techie Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ages: 4+
Price: Free update if you already own Angry Birds
(Don’t forget to ask your parents if it’s okay before you download!)

Read more about Angry Birds Seasons in my earlier post.

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