Today Show: Apps to keep the kids entertained over Christmas
This morning on the Today Show I chatted about the best apps to keep the kids entertained over christmas. Whether they are educational, inspirational or just plain fun - here are the top picks for this years festive season.
Remember, although some of the apps are marked 'FREE', they may require in app purchases to unlock content or move ahead in the game.
Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus: $54.95 (this works with the Marvel Creativity Studio below)
Read more about it here: Marvel
Turn your iPad into an interactive art studio with 3 amazing and unique activities for all ages and skill levels. Learn to draw your favourite characters with an interactive grid system and unique “Drawing Scope!”. Direct your Marvel characters in your own animated masterpiece! Build and animate action scenes with character stickers, sound effects, speech bubbles and backgrounds! Choose from professionally illustrated colouring pages. Add your own flare with tons of drawing tools and an extensive colour palette!
Marvel Creativity Studio also includes a sticker creator, allowing you to create custom stickers from any drawing or colouring page. Then use your creation in the Assemble activity to personalise your animated scenes!
Marvel Creativity Studio
Petting Zoo - Animal Animations
From acclaimed author and illustrator Christoph Niemann comes this interactive picture book. Swipe and tap the 21 animals and be surprised at how they react. This app combines the charm of hand made animations and Niemann's wry humor with state of the art technology. What would an elephant in your bathroom do? Can a dog breakdance? A storybook app unlike all others!
Form a band, hit the studio and start recording! Train up your band and complete challenges as you make your way to the top of the charts. Fame and fortune await!
LEGO Star Wares: The Complete Saga
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga is available on iOS for the first time! Experience the epic adventures of Star Wars™, from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, through the fun and whimsical world of LEGO.
Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!
A Christmas Tale HD
The Christmas Tale brings the joy of Christmas and the festivities of the holiday season together in a magnificent interactive story. Packed with gorgeous HD graphics and sound effects, young kids will experience Santa, the elves, his sleigh and reindeer and the excitement of Christmas through a beautifully written story combined with engaging activities both children and their parents will love!
This charming Christmas Tale story brings the power of the Christmas spirit and the joy of giving, together in a fantastic and interactive story. Come meet Santa and his wife at home in the North Pole as they prepare for Christmas. The Christmas countdown is on - and a “Countdown” clock shows just how many days there are until Christmas. Listen to Santa’s crackling fireplace that roars as a family of elves warms themselves in front of it. Play with the kids outside as they make snowballs and tap the snowman and see all of his cool outfits. Watch the kids dream about Santa and Christmas morning. Join Santa and his reindeer as he delivers presents to kids around the world. And finally, watch the kids on Christmas morning with their brand new gifts.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
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