The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013

The iMums wanted to share some of our Christmas and holiday themed app favorites with you. Below is a short summary of each of the apps along with links to our reviews as they have been completed. We hope that you will enjoy these apps as much as we have with our families.

Charlie Brown Christmas by Loud Crow Interactive is a real taste of nostalgia – featuring both the pictures and audio from the classic Christmas movie, with the addition of narration by Peter Robbins, who was the original voice of Charlie Brown. You can switch the narration on or off and the text is highlighted as it is read. The original music from the movie plays in the background and a nice feature is that you can control the music volume independently of the narration. Version 2.0 of the app added the director’s cut as a free in-app purchase. I would recommend installing this before starting to use the app as it adds 4 scenes, 2 activities and an extra carol. Read iMum Mary’s review
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

mzl.wqzbbnic The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 A Charlie Brown Christmas by Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 WiFI, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPadMini4G, iPhone4S, iPad WiFi, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPhone5, iPhone 3GS, iPadMini, iPhone 4, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 3G
Size: 88.12 MB

$4.99USD

VeggieTales: It’s a Merry Larry Christmas by Cupcake Digital is a universal Christmas themed app for iOS. The app opens in a mall with seven different  shops where you can do a different tasks and earn candy canes as a prize for completing the tasks.  This is a fun Christmas themed app with a variety of games to have fun!  Check out our featured app overview and giveaway .

VeggieTales: It’s a Very Merry Larry Christmas – Cupcake Digital

mzl.lnfqblud The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 VeggieTales: It’s a Very Merry Larry Christmas by Cupcake Digital
Category: Education, Games, Arcade, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPadThirdGen4G, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone 4, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 3G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen, iPhone 3GS, iPhone5, iPad WiFi, iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini
Size: 46.38 MB

$1.99USD

The Berenstain Bears and The Nutcracker by OceanHouse Media has been released just in time for the holidays. In this story Brother, Sister, and Honey open their presents on
Christmas morning. Among their presents is a Nutcracker Bear which Papa reminds them is from The Nutcracker ballet they saw on TV. At first, the cubs weren’t too
interested in it, choosing instead to play with their new toys. It didn’t take very long for the cubs to get bored. With plenty of time before dinner, Papa suggests they
entertain themselves by using their imagination. The cubs think this is a splendid idea and soon find themselves lost in the world of The Nutcracker. Read Fides review.
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker – Oceanhouse Media

mzl.meubpxgk The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPhone4S, iPadMini4G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone5c, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 3G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPad WiFi, iPhone5, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone 4, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5s
Size: 43.48 MB

$3.99USD

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad- Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Little Critter attempts to make Christmas special for his Mom and Dad. He tries different things such as making cookies, picking out a Christmas tree, and wrapping presents, but each time the results are not quite what he was hoping for. Even though Little Critter messes up at everything he tries, you can’t help but fall in love with him. He is charming and funny as he explains what he did and what happened when he did it. My kid and I really enjoyed this story. Read our review.
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad – Little Critter – Oceanhouse Media

mzl.gbqrvlep The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Merry Christmas Mom and Dad - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $1.99 USD

Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he helps his family prepare for Christmas! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Will Little .

Felt Board Christmas by Software Smoothie has become a quick favorite in out home this season. It is similar in every way to the original Felt Board but comes with a huge assortment of Christmas themed pieces such as the nativity, Santa, reindeer, snowmen, gingerbread cookies, snowmen, ornaments, and stockings. Read Fides review
Felt Board Christmas – Software Smoothie

mzl.bhikmdcf The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Felt Board Christmas by Software Smoothie
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadFourthGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPhone5c, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadMini4G, iPhone5s, iPad 3G, iPhone5, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4. Gen.)
Size: 327.76 MB

$2.99USD

Santa’s Suit is Missing by Ginger Whale Apps is a story about Christmas Eve and it is snowing at the North Pole. It is your first day in Santa’s workshop, but all the work is done, the presents are packed, and the other elves are sleeping. You are feeling disappointed to have missed all the fun, when suddenly your Santa Phone beeps – Santa needs you!! Santa has lost his suit and needs a new one before he heads off to deliver the presents. You rush to the village to find him the perfect outfit. What will you get first ? Boots? A hat? A suit? There are lots to choose from, will you get him a traditional Santa outfit or something different? Maybe a ballerina outfit or an astronaut suit ? A Jester’s outfit or your own unique combination? Once you made your choices you take the suit back to Santa – but what will he think ? You’ll have to read Santa’s Suit is Missing story to find out. Read iMum Mary’s review
Santa’s Suit is Missing! – Ginger Whale Pty. Ltd.

mzl.geqpahpx The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Santa's Suit is Missing! by Ginger Whale Pty. Ltd.
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini, iPad 2 WiFI
Size: 126.86 MB

$1.99USD

Ruldolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by OceanHouse Media features our favorite red nosed reindeer is back. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, like other Oceanhouse Media books, features a “read it to me”, “read it myself” and “autoplay” mode allowing individuals to interact with the book. This book includes audio snippets from the TV special as well as a musical soundtrack. We loved the illustrations, straight from the timeless 1964 TV special including Rudolph’s glowing nose and some dialog from the characters including Santa and Ruldolph. We also really liked the music and the falling snow during the story. The text highlights during the “read it to me” feature and snippets from the TV special are included in the narration, while others are hidden in the app which you can find by touching various items on the page. Read iMum Alison & Mary’s review
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Oceanhouse Media

mzl.encpxgle The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 3G, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone5c, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone5s, iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen
Size: 23.89 MB

$3.99USD

Tacky’s Christmas by OceanHouse Media is a seasonal offering in the popular Tacky the Penguin series of books written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, and brought to the app store by Oceanhouse Media. The story tells the tale of Christmas in Nice Icy Land. The penguins are busy choosing and wrapping gifts. Sadly, in Nice Icy Land Santa doesn’t visit (you may need to explain to your children why Tacky is pretending to be Santa), so Tacky has volunteered to dress up as Santa. The friends are also busy making Christmas ornaments and singing carols when they realise there are no trees to hang their ornaments on. Tacky volunteers to help out by being both Santa and the tree (at the same time). As usual with Tacky, things don’t quite go to plan, but he ends up saving the day and everyone has a Happy Christmas. Tacky is an odd bird, but a nice bird to have around – especially at Christmas. Read iMum Mary’s review
Tacky’s Christmas – Oceanhouse Media

mzl.oyqhzwyd The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Tacky’s Christmas by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5s, iPad 3G, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen, iPhone5c, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadMini, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 4, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 3G, iPhone4S, iPod Touch (4. Gen.)
Size: 20.26 MB

$3.99USD

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’Twas The Night Before Christmas by BlackFish is a traditional version of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas , with fun interactive elements, seasonal music and sound effects this is well worth downloading. I like the ability to customize the book and to record your own narration and that you get it both as a stand alone book and in the bookshelf app. Overall, if you are looking for a nice traditional version of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, illustrations with a warm, cozy feel, fun interactive elements, seasonal music and sound effects this is well worth downloading. I like the ability to customize the book and to record your own narration. I also like that you can choose to have it as either a stand alone book or in the bookshelf app (without having to buy it twice) and that the two link up seamlessly. I would also recommend checking out the Blackfish children’s Bookstore app and downloading the free books to check them out. Read iMum Mary’s review
’Twas The Night Before Christmas – Blackfish

mzl.ggrulnta The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Twas The Night Before Christmas - A Blackfish (Bedtime Lite Apps Customizable Kids Free Interactive Stories HD) Children's Book by Customizabooks LLC
Category: Books, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadMini4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone 3GS, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone 4, iPadMini, iPhone4S, iPad 2 3G, iPhone5s, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad WiFi, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 3G, iPhone5, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen
Size: 26.67 MB

$3.99USD

Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose is a virtual cookie shop without the mess! Do you enjoy decorating cookies with your family? Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose is a universal app where children make a recipe, bake and then decorate a virtual cookie with none of the mess associated with baking at home. The app features 24 , over 200 cookie cutters, photo cookie dough, and 85 different toppings. You can practice recipes with tasks like naming the various objects in the recipe, sifting, rolling, mixing and using cookie cutters to shape the cookies. The recipes can be used in real life to make cookies and help your child practice naming items, measuring, sequencing and fine motor skills. Read iMum Alison’s review
Cookie Doodle

mzl.gedxqjsy The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadFourthGen, iPhone5, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen4G, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad WiFi, iPadMini, iPhone 3GS, iPadMini4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPhone5s, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 3G
Size: 29.9 MB

$0.99USD

My First Christmas Crosswords (and Spelling) Puzzle by Irina Koenig of Katz Apps is an app designed to help teach spelling, crosswords and uses pictures to help teach via a Pictionary game. It contains simple crossword puzzles with letters and a variety of levels. The app practices both upper case and lower case letters and allows you to earn snowflakes after words are completed as well as showing hints for younger users. It is available for multiple players and also practices letter names and sounds.
My First Christmas Crosswords (and Spelling) Puzzle – Irina Koenig

mzl.ofhqznht The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 My First Christmas Crosswords (and Spelling) Puzzle by Irina Koenig
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 3G, iPhone5c, iPhone 4, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 3G, iPhone5s, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4S
Size: 25.11 MB

$1.99USD

Five Little Monkeys Christmas by Loeschware is a Christmas themed app featuring my favorite little Monkeys! The app features an an interactive counting game with a musical touch based upon the popular nursery rhyme. This app helps toddlers and preschoolers practice early literacy skills with word highlighting, repetition, addition and subtraction practicing early math skills and of course lots of fun. The app features three different musical scores including, “rock”, “country” and “pop”. This is perfect to work on counting, expressive and receptive language as well as a fun way to learn! You can also enter to win $50 in iTunes or Amazon cash just for reviewing apps from Loeschware – be sure to check out our giveaway!
Five Little Monkeys Christmas HD – LoeschWare

mzl.pejvsltp The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Five Little Monkeys Christmas by LoeschWare
Category: Games, Education, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone 4, iPadMini, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, iPadMini4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone4S, iPad WiFi, iPhone5, iPod Touch (4. Gen.)
Size: 11.78 MB

$0.99USD


mzl.swxxynsf The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Five Little Monkeys Christmas HD by LoeschWare
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadMini, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadFourthGen
Size: 12.9 MB

$1.99USD

Koala’s Xmas by Oleg Mitoyan is a story of an Australian Koala who is on the hunt for a polar bear who sent him an invitation to visit a Polar Bear and experience “the cold north”. They travel all around and find a variety of animals including a Panda Bear, Brown Bear and they learn about the sky and stars and how to get to the North Pole. They have a variety of methods of transportation including a rocket ship, skis, barrels and tusks shaped as skates during their journey! Finally the animals make it to the North and meet the Polar Bear. All proceeds from the sales will be handed over to the Gift of Life foundation (). The organization helps Russian children to overcome cancer.
Koala’s Xmas – Oleg Mitoyan

mzl.hgfmiele The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 Koala's Xmas by Oleg Mitoyan
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 3G, iPad WiFi, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPadMini
Size: 74.11 MB

$FREE

How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss This classic Christmas tale stays true to the original book rather than the movie and is told in the simple black, white and red line drawings of the book. It does have a retro Dr Seuss feel to it, but its message about the true meaning of Christmas is as true today as when the book was first published in 1957. Read our review here
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! – Dr. Seuss – Oceanhouse Media

mzl.ywezcydw The iMums Christmas App Roundup 2013 How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone4S, iPhone 3GS, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5, iPhone5s, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4, iPadMini4G, iPadMini, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPhone5c
Size: 39.23 MB

$4.99USD

Wubbzy’s Night Before Christmas

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Gingerbread Doodle by Shoe the GOose
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