With Halloween right around the corner, this week we wanted to highlight a great app for kids to get them in the mood for this spooky holiday. So after looking through a bunch of apps we decided on Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book with its 85 AppScore as our Best iPhone and iPad Kids app of the week. The app's age rating is 4+ and I think it combines two things kids love: Halloween and Disney characters. What do you get with this app? Well, Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book is an interactive ebook with mini-games. The story takes kids on an adventure where they must help Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy figure out why odd noises and a ghost are haunting Mickey's house. Some of the cooler features are real character voices, games (like jigsaw puzzles) and the ability for you to record your child's voice reading the story and have it played back. For $0.99 we think all that sounds like a good way to keep kids entertained. But don't just take our word for it, it's really the AppScore that signifies the quality. So check out more details below, click on the app's name to read the professional reviews that make up the AppScore, let us know your thoughts and here's hoping you have a great costume and lots of candy this Halloween!
As always our AppScore rankings are based on aggregating independent professional review scores from around the web.
||Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book||85|
|$0.99: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Universal)|
From the app description: "This fun and interactive Mickey and Friends Puzzle Book is a perfect Halloween treat - designed specifically for little fingers! The app features classic Mickey Mouse storytelling and illustrations, professional narration, character voices and delightful background music. In the app you can record your voice or your child’s reading the story and hear it played back to you. Choose the Reading Mode that suits your mood: Read to Me, Use My Recording, or Auto Turn pages. The ebook also includes interactive jigsaw puzzles combine a classic play pattern with a contemporary twist. Handy Visual Index allows children to jump their favorite page or puzzle. "
Check out a quote from Tapscape: "Mickey’s Spooky Night Puzzle Book brings a few Disney favorites into an adorable interactive Halloween storybook. The story is short, but perfect for the little ones while it lasts" (October 30, 2010).