This week in children's apps features The Chalk Box Story, an app designed to teach children about colors. Also this week is Wubbzy's The Night Before Christmas, a twist on the classic poem featuring Wubbzy and his friends. Finally, there's the newest Dr. Seuss app, Oh, the Pets You Can Get!, which teaches players how to take care of their pets.
Title: The Chalk Box Story
Release date: November 29, 2012
Background: Eight sticks of colored chalk transform blank sheets of paper into exciting stories that become real. Pieces of colored chalk draw a story about a boy stranded on an island and the turtle who rescues him.
Features: This app helps children learn colors and also the spirit of team work. Teaches children the workings, texture and feel of crayons. Interactivity allows kids to sharpen vocabulary skills. Two narration modes.
Title: Wubbzy's The Night Before Christmas
Publisher: Cupcake Digital
Release date: December 1, 2012
Background: The story takes place on Christmas Eve, where Wubbzy and his friends are snug in their beds until they are awakened by the pitter-patter, jingle-jangle and merry sounds of Santa Claus and his reindeer.
Features: Three reading modes, sing-along music videos, coloring, two modes of play.
Title: Oh, the Pets You Can Get! All About Our Animal Friends
Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
Release date: December 5, 2012
Background: Join Sally and Dick on a tour of the faraway land of Gerpletz to learn how to feed, shelter and care for your pets. With the Cat in the Hat as your guide, you'll visit the Play with Your Pet Park, the Finer Pet Diner, and the Pets of Gerpletz TV show, learning fun facts along the way.
Features: Animated objects, instant glossary, individual words are highlighted and zoom up when pictures are touched, three modes of play, professional narration.