Have you and your family been inspired by the Olympics? My children are too young to understand what’s going on but we’ve been busy visiting Olympic-themed exhibitions, seen the Torch Relay pass by the end of our road, been to the Olympic Park and cheered on the synchronised swimming at the Aquatics Centre, baked Olympic cupcakes and even visited a gold post box. I hope by blogging and scrapbooking these things the children will have memories that will inspire them as they grow up.
A fascinating new range of multi-media textbooks for iPad from The Amazing People Club aims to help young people understand the history of the Games. Three new interactive titles are launching in Apple’s iBookStore later this month that will introduce and celebrate some of the most amazing people through Olympic history.
These interactive textbooks feature amazing photos from Olympics past, as well as interactive quizzes and audio stories that offer unique insights on the Games. In addition to this, avatar software features throughout and enables students to come “face to face” with characters including Socrates in Ancient Greece talking about the first Olympic Games, Oscar Swahn, the oldest Olympian who competed in the Antwerp Games at the age of 72 and Jesse Owens who broke racial barriers and records when he took 4 gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936.
I can offer 2 sets of 3 ibooks (Amazing Olympic Stories 1 & 2 and Amazing People of London) to two lucky readers of the gingerbread house. Please note these are books for iPad (iBooks) only.
To enter simply tell me the name of your favourite Olympian in a comment below.
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The competition closes at 8pm on August 19th and is open to UK residents only. The two winners will be selected at random and contacted using the email address or twitter name supplied. If either of the winner does not reply within 3 days the competition will be redrawn. Good luck! The winners’ names will be announced on this blog post and the prize will be sent out directly to the winner from the PR company.
***** The winners are Sarah Clegg and Jamie *****