Candy, costumes and cold Chicago temps are all part of the annual calling card October brings every year, and as we worry about layering the kids from head to toe, their sugar-filled thoughts are turning toward that one important end-of-the-month moment: Halloween.
Cosotmot's second annual Witchin' Halloween Guide kicks off with entertaining apps sure to delight even the littlest trick or treaters.
Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book app is now live and available for $0.99 on iTunes. It's a charming Halloween treat designed specifically for little fingers, and offers an immersive and interactive reading experience for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Mickey is throwing a Halloween party and all his friends are invited. But when Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy get to Mickey's house, they are spooked by strange, squeaky noises and a creepy ghost. Children can read along as their favorite Disney friends get to the bottom of this haunted house mystery, and make sure to watch for ghostly surprises. Real character voices and thrilling sound effects add to the fun in this spooktacular Disney adventure.
flickering in the soft candle light of Halloween night are always
great for a thrill, and since pumpkin carving time has arrived, the
experts at Parents magazine created the Parents Carve-A-Pumpkin App, available for
$0.99 on iTunes.
You and child can pick one of five different sized pumpkins, virtually carve it freehand or pick from the pre-loaded library of wacky eyes, noses and mouths, then add a background and message and share with friends.
And for those parents looking for phone fun to last beyond, November 1, Parents came up with the Parents Flash Cards app to introduce colors, shapes, letter and numbers to young children.
There's lots of colorful animation and sound, including phonics, to keep even the littlest tots entertained while they learn. The colors and shapes apps can be downloaded for free, and the letters and numbers apps are available for $0.99 cents each on iTunes.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.