What's APPening? Kids Corner
11/14/2014 07:53AM ● Published by Aimee Cormier
By Gail Suberbielle
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving®
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ve put together some of our favorite apps for celebrating this wonderful holiday. Charlie Brown is a perennial favorite and the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving app brings this classic hit to your iPhone or iPad for the whole family to enjoy. This clever app feels like a book, but it has interactive elements that allow everyone to join in the holiday fun. Master Chef Snoopy prepares the Thanksgiving meal, while Charlie Brown kicks (or tries to kick) the football. The app includes three reading modes: “Read to Me,” “Read Myself,” and “Autoplay” with narration by Stephen Shea, the voice of Linus. Word highlighting and touch-to-speak technology also enhance the fun of this app. Cost: $4.99.
More Holiday Dinner!®
While Mom and Dad are cooking the holiday dinner, the little ones can be “cooking” up a meal as well. The More Holiday Dinner! app, designed for ages 9-11, lets your kiddos create the perfect imaginary holiday meal. Peel some potatoes, then cook and mash them. Make your favorite side dish or casserole. Cook a roast, and add some bread and dessert. Once the meal is made, users can move from the kitchen to dining room, serve a plate of food or take virtual bites to finish their meal. Your youngsters can choose from foods like pumpkin, apple, cherry or pecan pie; turkey (with or without stuffing), ham, goose, roast beef, and lamb; and all the favorite side dishes like green bean casserole and sweet potatoes with marshmallows. Cost: $0.99.