We’re embarking on the (terrifyingly) long-haul trip to Australia in November, so I’m stocking up on anything and everything that might keep Alfie entertained. Unfortunately, (like all us BG ladies) I’m really picky and every colouring pad/sticker book/iPad app has to have a design element as well as being creative or educational. Which is why I was quick to download Crayate to my shiny new iPad (sorry, Kat!). Designed by Mr Booth, with drawings by Ben the Illustrator, whose cards I’ve often bought over at 1973, it’sÂ a simple, but gorgeous-looking colouring app.
It’s easy to operate (Alfie, 2, is a whizz already) – just slide the animals along to pick the one you want to colour, then do the same with the backgrounds below. Then, finally, select your colours from the rainbow of crayons at the top. I love the crayon-like textured effect you achieve and Alfie loves looking back over pictures we have saved. You can even email finished artworks to grandparents or friends. All in all, a thing of beauty that – along with the fabulous Toca Boca apps – is definitely going to make that journey a bit easier.Â Â£1.99 from the App Store.