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
Cosotmot's second annual Witchin' Halloween Guide kicks off with
entertaining apps sure to delight even the littlest trick or
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
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
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
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.
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