HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS BY DR. SEUSS
The perennial Christmas classic gets the app treatment in this stunning adaption, which is basically a motion comic of the Dr. Seuss book. The pictures are animated and the narration is lovely. There are sound effects and background music, creating a wonderfully atmospheric experience. You also have the option to be read to or to read it yourself, and parents can even keep track of their kids› time spent reading. There is even a swipe lock on the parents section so that little ones don›t know that they›re learning!
CHRISTMAS PICS QUIZ GAME
You get a photo and a jumble of letters below it, and you have to spell out what the picture is to advance. Here›s the fun twist: the photo is covered by four squares. You tap the squares to reveal the photo, but the fewer squares you tap, the more coins you get for guessing the correct answer. If you think you can guess the word without revealing any of the photos, then you get the maximum number of coins. This isn›t really complicated, but it›s some light holiday fun that›ll see you through the boring bits.
SANTA VIDEO CALL AND TRACKER
If you really want your kids to be good this year, this app›s best feature isn›t in its name. Yes, you can give your kid a video call from Santa and use the app to ‘track Santa’ but the best part is the Naughty or Nice Scanner, which you can set up to always show nice or always show naughty or set it on random. For the video calls, you can set up a full child profile, including their name, interests, favourite colour and all sorts of stuff. Then you get to set up the reason for the call, like your kid›s been naughty and what they›ve done to be naughty.
ELF YOURSELF SANTA BOOTH
Spice up your Christmas selfies with some fun filters, stickers and digital costumes. This app is great in that you can resize the stickers so that the Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, beards and more actually fit the faces in your photos.