Our Christmas App Picks

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

With just days until the big day I thought I would share with you all our favourite Christmas Apps. With so many people these days owning tablets and smartphones, the number of fun family apps has massively increased and these are our festive favourites;

The Snowman and The Snowdog

The official game for the popular animation ''The Snowman and The Snowdog''. Fly from the UK to the North Pole as you take control of The Snowman and The Snowdog. Collect snowflakes as you go to use as payment for different costume outfits. Avoid obstacles or you will have to start your leg of the journey again. Fly past many of the UK's large cities and landmarks. This is a truly magical game, fun for all the family. Gracie loves playing it although I can't say she's very good at it. She finds it really funny to make him crash! This app is free to download on the Apple App Store.

Bear and the Hare

A heart warming story of the Bear who had never seen Christmas, inspired by the John Lewis 2013 Christmas TV advert. An interactive christmas tale, scroll through the pages to listen to the next part of the story. The pictures are all hand illustrated and move to tell the story. The added extras on this app are; The Christmas Card Maker, a lovely feature where you choose a template and add a photo to create a lovely e-card to send to the family. Gracie made her own cards to send to Daddy and Grandad to cheer them up while they were at work. There is also a catch the snowflakes game, a very easy to play game perfect for children. Gracie gets so excited to be able to play alone and actually win at a game as it hasnt't got any rules you just simply tap the snowflakes as they are falling. This App is free to download on the Apple App Store.

PNP Santa Sprint

Portable North Pole, the makers of the number One Christmas App have released their first ever game for 2013.

' Winter has breached into Santa's workshop, library and stable! Items have been scattered throughout the environments and must be collected by a young Elf to help Santa. Sprint through mazes collecting items but be aware of the frosty creatures that await you...'

with 45 levels of excitement (I haven't got that far yet!) the game promises hours of fun and is slightly addictive! Gracie has been a bit too young for the game this year, she doesn'y understand how to play but I'm hoping next year she will. I however have been playing the game and think its fab, it would be perfect for kids aged 4+ with a greater understanding of games. The game contains great music and sounds and the Elf is even guided by the voice of Santa himself! The game can be bought from the Apple App Store for just £1.49 which is a great price for such a fun game!

We were sent the Santa Sprint game free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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