Boo! Did I scare you? Well Halloween is around the corner and the app stores are busting out some fantastic apps to enhance the spooky season. From costume games to spooky sounds, fun stories and even an app to find those ghosts lurking around the corner. With so many apps for the Halloween season I have narrowed it down to a few must haves on you’re smart phones for any age to enjoy. If your a fan of Halloween then you will love this review.
Halloween Costumes is a really cute app to get you in the mood for the season. This app has a selection of tops, bottoms, masks, among many other choices. You can create a number of combinations of costumes from Stormtroopers with fairy wings to a spooky vampire. A great way to brainstorm about your costume for this year. This app also has some fun animated features that makes it super cute.
Costumes are important to Halloween but it’s the spooky stories that are great to tell. Creepy Tails has a nice selection of Halloween stories that would be great to tell to share or to just read on your own. With 100 stories and 7 categories you can read one a night or save it for a Halloween party.
Now that the costumes and entertainment are taken care of all you need is a good Halloween prank, and Ghost Radar Classic has all the bells and whistles to scare your Halloween guests. It claims to read energy levels and can detect any ghost coming your way. For those that really take ghost to heart this could provide hours of fun and calling out those ghost might make your friends to spooked to play. But isn’t that what Halloween is all about?
App Review By Amanda O’Brien
It’s hard to compete with “Monkey Preschool Lunch Box” when it comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for children.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox by THUP Games
This adorable, animated app includes seven games that teach preschoolers about colors, letters counting, letters, and shapes. Priced at $1.99 on Android ($0.99 on iPhone), it’s a bit expensive but the kids love it, so the parents love it.
An animated monkey helps you count bananas, identify colors, identify shapes, and pick fruits based on the starting letter. The colors, sounds, and required motor skills seem to appeal most strongly to the 2 to 4 year old set. Slightly older kids may require a game with additional challenges but may still enjoy this delightful app.
Visible Contact is an Android and iPhone/iPad app developer and reviewer based in Austin, Texas. Download our top apps:
Apps For Kids
Evil Sushi Squish (for iPhone & Android)
Ice Cream Parlour (for Android)
Halloween Costumes (for Android)
Countdown (for Android)
Kids are spending more and more time with smart phones. Many parents are cautious about letting their children spend too much time watching television. Smart phones are an alternative that is at least interactive and can be challenging for kids in very positive ways. Of course, parents need to supervise the content their children are consuming on smart phones because they can stumble upon apps and mobile sites that have adult content. That being said, it is comforting to know that your child is playing an engaging game that is occupying their attention for a while and may even be teaching them something.
Visible Contact currently has two children’s apps available on the Android Market, the Amazon Appstore, and on the iTunes Appstore.
Evil Sushi Squish – A frenetic tap game with fun characters, 50 different levels, and a ninja scoring system where you advance from a white-belt ninja all the way up to a black-belt ninja. Go to the companion kids’ game website for more fun and activities. [Download for Android] | [Download for iPhone]
Amazon’s Appstore says Evil Sushi Squish has:
- Fun, engaging gameplay
- Humorous characters and graphics
- Intuitive graphical interface for young and older players
Halloween Costumes – A simple, fun game where you drag costume hats, shirts, pants, capes, and more onto your character. Kids enjoy the mixing and matching of different costume pieces. [Download for Android]
A review site that can be a good resource for finding the right apps for your children is Best Kids Apps.