Nancy O’Dell on her new holiday-themed app for kids
Besides her duties on Entertainment Tonight and HGTV’s Celebrities at Home, Nancy O’Dell, a mom and stepmom, is gearing up for the release of the Santa’s Big Premiere storybook for her popular app, Little Ashby: Star Reporter, named for her daughter, 6.
Celebrity Baby Scoop recently spoke with O’Dell about the app (a portion of sales go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association), her kids and her parenting style.
“The response to the kids’ educational app has been so exciting,” she tells the website. “It is a project so dear to me, because it involves kids and teaches them about all kinds of good stuff! I love hearing from parents who say their children have so much fun with the app and, yet, they are learning at the same time.”
The app follows a young reporter named Ashby as she searches for the true meaning of Christmas.
“She learns all kinds of facts along the way and a moral lesson at the end,” O’Dell tells Celebrity Baby Scoop.
The TV host says her kids would describe her as a “softie,” according to the website. “My daughter totally has the ‘cute kid’ face down pat,” she tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “Whenever she wants something, she gives me that sweet or sad look and I admit that works on me pretty much every time. My boys also know that when their dad goes out of town, that is the time to ask for things because Nommy (as they call me) is the softie!”