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Top 5 Holiday Apps To Keep Your Kids Jolly Over Winter Break

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The best holiday apps won't only keep your little darlings busy, but these interactive games can help keep their minds sharp, and avoid driving Moms and Dads crazy before school starts up again. Here are five entertaining, and or educational apps—found on iTunes, Android Market and Amazon!

PNP - Portable North Pole

For the 5th anniversary of the PNP - Portable North Pole console, experience the magic in offering a free personalized video message from Santa Claus to your loved ones!  Lets keep the good old fashioned Christmas Magic alive with this fun app and website.  Your child will light up with smiles and wonder!

PopOut! The Night Before Christmas

This electronic rendition of childhood classic, The Night Before Christmas, is full of surprises! Based on the beloved children's story by Clement Clarke Moore, this storybook app allows kids to interact with everything on the page as the story is read. Kids can tap and swipe their way through all the bells and whistles of an old-fashioned pop-up book, like pulling tabs and spinning wheels, but the interactive element brings all of the cool drawings to life. Totally awesome!

123 Coloring: Hanukkah Coloring Book

Hanukkah has arrived, and what better way to celebrate than a virtual coloring book? 123 Color: Hanukkah Coloring Book celebrates the Festival of Lights with kid-friendly holiday fun—including latke's, menorahs and dreidels, to name a few—to celebrate the Jewish festivities. Amazingly they offer up 30 colors, shapes, numbers, songs and virtual tools, this app's perfect for downtime during the holiday season. You can color, finger paint by number....heck, you can even print these beauties or even send them to Mom and Dad! 

Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift

Cut, color and style Santa's beard and hair! In this Christmas edition of the smash hit Toca Hair Salon, you can choose between styling Santa Claus or a funny Christmas tree! Best of all? It's completely FREE!  In this holiday-themed hair salon, you get to cut, color, comb and blow-dry lifelike hair on two Christmas characters. Use your fingers to make any hair style you want! Choose between eight different accessories to finish off the look, and then take a snapshot to save your creation.

Picture Me Christmas Cutie

Which one of our adorable kids don't love seeing themselves on the screen?  What makes this e-book great is that it gives the ability for parents to put their children's pictures into the book, making them part of the story. I guarantee this app will bring smiles and laughs, as kids see themselves as the star of the story, dressed up in a great variety of hilarious costumes!


I hope you have FUN with all of these great Apps!!  Don't forget to track Santa on Christmas Eve at NORAD - The Official Santa Tracker

Follow me @kbjork96 for more great App ideas for kids!



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