Seven days remain until Christmas, and no doubt your little ones are getting themselves excited! No doubt you will be getting them in the spirit with a plethora of festive films, but how about reading them some stories too? The iPad is the perfect for reading Christmas stories with your children, and there are plenty available on the App Store.
Reading a christmas story on the iPad will provide an engaging experience for your child. Many of them are interactive versions, allowing them to click on the images for animations and surprises, as well as enjoy mini games slapped on as an extra.
So if you are looking for a way of entertaining the kids in the run up to Christmas, check out our recommended Storytelling Apps.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas, £2.99
Dr. Seuss’ classic book comes to life in this interactive App. As well as allowing children to read along, the app also includes tap and drag functions to find playful surprises and mini-games.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, £4.49
Featuring the original voice of Charlie Brown (Peter Robbins), this app brings a reworked version of the 1965 animated classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. As well as enjoying the story, children can also play Schroder’s piano, finger paint, go carolling, participate in the Spectacular Super-Colossal Neighbourhood Christmas Lights and Display Contest, and more.
Peppa Pig: Christmas Wish, £2.99
Join Peppa as she helps Granny Pig, as well as making a very special christmas wish. This storybook includes ‘read it myself’ and ‘read to me’ options to allow the child to follow along themselves, as well special interactions when the characters and objects are tapped.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, £2.99
Join Rudolph as he saves Christmas with the help of his shiny red nose! This App brings the familiar story alive with animations, audio clips from the 1964 TV film and mini-games.
My Very Hungry Caterpillar, £2.99
The children’s classic has been reimagined for the iPad. Complete with a wintery update just in time for Christmas, the App allows children to care for their very own Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this interactive app, children are able to listen to the story as well as send the caterpillar off on adventures, and attend to his needs such as sleeping and eating.
Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure, £2.29
Educational and fun, this app provides an interactive episode for children, bringing together the experience of reading, watching and playing. This app features a story, animation, songs and a full narration by Dora herself.