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It’s App-Y Hour! This is our Friday feature that helps locate wonderful and FREE ebooks for kids.
In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, we found this delightful book called Christmas Gift for Everyone by author Bee Faith.
From Amazon: ‘I wish it was always Christmas!’ said the children. It was as if some secret power would have changed the people. They faced the hardships of life with a happier and a more hopeful attitude. The ding-dong of the bells reminded them of an angels’ choir. The wind carried this majestic music far away; it was as if thousands of angels would have heralded the approach of something special.
Monica was still standing at the window and the bells’ song did not resound in her heart. Her thoughts were not revolving around sweets, pretty dolls or toy cars. She was holding a letter addressed to Jesus. There were only a few days till Christmas, but the paper was still empty. If it hadn’t been for this homework, she might have not written to Jesus at all this year. But since everyone was expected to hand in the letter before Christmas, she had no choice. She had to write it. Her teacher even said that the best letter to Jesus will be read out aloud as part of the Christmas celebration. ‘I wish Grandpa would be here. He could help me.…’
Something To Do:
Free Kids Christmas Pattern Game Download!
This application is recommended for ages 4+.
Solve sequence and pattern puzzles to help practice foundational math skills.
WHO: For kids ages 4 and up. Some of the harder patterns may even stump some adults.
WHAT: 30 beginner ABAB patterns (ages 4 – 7), 30 intermediate level sequence and pattern puzzles including counting puzzles (ages 5 – 8), 30 advanced sequences and patterns (10+)
WHERE: Santa is traveling all over the world–England, France, Italy, Egypt, India, Antartica, Russia, Mexico, USA and the North Pole. This app provides some exposure to world geography with flags and famous landmarks.
Grab your free download HERE.
Although not free, we have a great deal as well! Deal: The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at $3.99 on iTunes/iBookstore (that’s 50% off!). For non -iPad/iPhone/iPod users, get the pdf version for $9.95 using the code word “holiday” during checkout. Our beloved The Fox Diaries is discounted over at Amazon as well for 10.91, and the e-version (which is read aloud by the author) is 4.99 at both Barnes&Noble and on the iBookstore.