Baby It’s Cold….

Every month I team up with U.S. Cellular and share a little about my Samsung Galaxy S6 Smart Phone.  This is one of those posts.

In typical second half of January weather here in Iowa, the temperatures have dropped.  Hubby’s had days of morning chores with temperatures at 40 below wind chill.  I know he sure appreciates coming back inside and getting warmed up.

Me, I just stay inside if I can.  It’s times like this that I remember having the kids all home and cabin fever hitting.  Now days there are so many more things to keep kids busy when they are stuck inside because of a bad winter storm. Whether they want to learn something new or be entertained, the right apps and our high-quality network that works when and where you need it will help you stay connected on a cold and snowy day.

A recent U.S. Cellular survey indicated that 61 percent of smartphone owners use their device to play games. Classic board games, such as Monopoly, The Game of Life and Yahtzee, have apps available on Google Play and iTunes.
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If you can’t be outside in the snow, the Make a Snowman and Snowman Maker Plus apps allow families to design their own snowman, so Frosty can come to life at your fingertips.

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Smartphone owners also can stay sharp by downloading top trivia apps, such as Guess the Song, QuizUp, Trivia Crack and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

There are apps to keep parents busy too.  There are several kitchen classic apps. Food Network On the Road and Just Recipes are great apps to spice up the season.

Amateur chefs and mixologists also can whip up their favorite foods or drinks with the Chinese Recipes, Italian Recipes, Christmas Recipes, Frozen Milkshake and Tea Making Recipes apps.

If you can’t be outside in the snow, the Make a Snowman and Snowman Maker Plus apps allow families to design their own snowman, so Frosty can come to life at your fingertips.

For those that need a brain-stimulating app to break up a cold day, the free Elevate and Fit Brains Trainer apps are designed to improve focus, memory, processing speed and speaking skills.

Like I often hear, “There’s an app for that” including how to keep you and the kids from catching a case of cabin fever.  I am off the try out the Guess the Song App.  It the days before car radios displayed the song name and artist, our family often played out own version of this.  It was always so fun.

When it’s cold and you’re stuck inside it’s also a great time to take a moment to talk with your child and have them sign a cell phone use agreement with you.  U.S. Cellular has put one together to help you start a conversation. You can find that here.

Until next time….

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