You Can’t Eat ‘Em But You Can Buy ‘Em: Halloween Apps

Not too sure how the kids would feel if you coughed up an app instead of candy, but these might grab their fancy and not be bad for their teeth.

Oceanhouse Media’s Halloween offering: In Trick or Treat PictureMe, parents add their child’s photo to this personalized omBook and see them dressed up in adorable Halloween costumes such as a silly scarecrow, pudgy pumpkin and playful tiger.

The Dr. Seuss classic What Was I Scared Of? delivers a message about fear and tolerance as a character is repeatedly frightened by an empty pair of pale-green pants, only to learn that the pants are just as afraid of him.

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin tells a story of tolerance and self-acceptance as a very unique pumpkin shows that being different can sometimes save the day.

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk has Papa Bear in charge of the Bear Country School’s Ghost Walk, where he quickly learns that one bear’s fun is another bear’s nightmare.

In The Witch With No Name, a witch searches for her name using a special crystal ball that calls for potion ingredients like the smell of a moldy sock and a giant nose hair. Makes good use of the compass, camera, gyroscope, and microphone in an amazing and unique way that is different than any e-book out there. 

Lego Halloween Creationary: In this entertaining guessing game, you earn points as you watch Halloween themed Lego creations unfold. The time keeps you on your toes and the items include creatures, costumes and more. One of the best parts is that this app is free!

Wanderful Story Book’s “Harry and the Haunted House: Originally written by Mark Schlichting for the revolutionary Living Books series, “Harry and the Haunted House” stars a cast of kids with overactive imaginations. As they attempt to retrieve a lost baseball from a spooky house, kids experience delightful animation and an engaging reading experience.   

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