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Things we love Summer 2020

1- YNAB (You Need A Budget)

YNAB is a budgeting app with a twist. With this app, you enter your monthly salary and bills, and decide how you will split your income, giving each riyal from your salary a “job”.

Users are encouraged to follow YNAB’s “Four Rules” to make sure that they’re budgeting and spending efficiently—a bit like a pocket-sized accountant, but for a fraction of the cost.
At the time of writing, YNAB offers a 34-day free trial after which users can join for USD 11.99 per month (around QR 44) or USD 84 per year (around QR 305). Users can also cancel their subscription at any time.

Available on Android and Apple

2- Little Pim

Little Pim is a language learning programme designed for children and infants aged six and under. The programme offers a series of videos in 12 languages where Pim, a panda, plays the role of the teacher.

Little Pim uses its own method, the Entertainment Immersion Method®, to teach the languages.  This method was designed based on the way children naturally acquire language.

Parents are also given access to a teaching framework to support their children’s learning, even if they do not speak the chosen language themselves. At the time of writing, Little Pim offers a three-day free trial, after which users can subscribe for USD 4.99 per month (around QR 20) or USD 49.99 per year (around QR 185).


3- Qatar Children’s Museum (Online)

The Qatar Children’s Museum (QCM), by Qatar Museums, offers workshops on its Instagram account that are geared towards families with children ages two to 11.

At the time of writing, the sessions stream live every weekday at 3 pm for an hour and are presented by museum staff.

The workshops have been designed to allow kids to join in from the comfort of their own homes and to be able to use everyday items for their daily tasks. The sessions are suitable for Arabic and English-speaking audiences.