Looking for ways to entertain your children and show your holiday spirit? Check out my top 6 picks for holiday themed apps.
Dr. Seuss’ classic tale has been brought to the App Store in a delightful storybook form. Your child can listen to a professional narration or read the story on their own. The look and feel of the app captures the grinchy wonderfulness of the original. When they’re done reading the story they can try out the Grinchmas app. There they’ll play as Mean Grinch or Merry Grinch, throwing snowballs or presents at the Whos down in Whoville.
This holiday ebook has the look and feel of the classic Christmas special. Rudolph’s adventure is presented as a story that includes audio clips from the original television show. The illustrations are charming and it’s a brand new way to introduce a classic to your children.
KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun features a variety of math activities, including flashcards, puzzles, games and a unique calculator. The app comes with Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa themes. The apps can easily be tailored for a variety of skill levels which makes them a terrific investment. The focus of KidCalc is education with a festive holiday twist.
Turn your family and friends into dancing elves and reindeer for the holidays. With Super Dance Elf you can easily crop and adjust photos to make a perfect elf. The process is simple enough that children will be able to figure it out on their own. They’ll have fun seeing elfy mom and dad groove to jazzy Christmas music. Silly fun for all!
Holiday Bells transforms your iPhone or iPad into a set of cheerful bells. Feel like jingling some jingle bells? Shake your iPhone and you’ll think a sleigh is about to round the corner. Switch to the handbell and choose exactly which note you’d like to hear before you give your phone a shake. My favorite option is the handbell set. You can tap on each bell to hear a different note or choose a song and follow the snowflakes on the screen as they guide you through the song. The app uses authentic bell rings and they sound wonderfully cheery.
Super Dreidel brings a dreidel to your iPhone. It’s perfect for holiday get togethers and easy enough so that children can play on their own. Super Dreidel comes with three different modes of game play and keeps track of how much gelt everyone has. It’s a fun and modern spin on a Hanukkah classic.