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7 awesome apps for snow days

Next time a snow day rolls around, keep your kids busy with these entertaining and educational apps.

7 awesome apps for snow days

7 snow-day apps

Beat the winter blues

If your little one is tuckered out from making all those snow angels, take the fun inside with these boredom-busting apps perfect for any snow day (and night).

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Kind of Fishy

While it might be a little chilly to head out to the ocean this time of year, this app makes coastal exploration fun from the comfort of your home. The driftwood fish character, which respond in more than 180 different ways, will keep your little one entertained while you stoke the fire for a fun family night indoors.

Ages: 4-6
Price: iOS, $1

7 awesome apps for snow daysPhoto: Aleksander Nordaas


Little Explorer: Kindergarten

Children love routine. This app will help your child adapt to life in school, from packing up her kitbag at home to hitting the playground at the end of the day. There is also a built-in colouring book for snow-day fun.

Ages: 4-6
Price: iOS, Android, $2

7 awesome apps for snow daysPhoto: Google Play

Pan: Chasing the Keeper

This award-winning story stars a loveable purple panda named Pan. With more than a dozen lively scenes, and plenty of opportunities to swipe, tilt and shake, this ebook is perfect for a winter day.

Ages: 4-6
Price: iOS, Free

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Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer

Although this app is great for preschoolers, it will also win over your toddler. Sticking with the ocean theme (something we miss during the winter months), this animated journey includes singing, dancing and laughing. Better yet? No in-app purchases or ads.

Ages: 4-6
Price: iOS, $3

7 awesome apps for snow daysPhoto: Sago Sago



This app was recently recommended as one of the best educational apps around, mostly thanks to the download's six ways of looking at our planet and in-depth facts about the food chain. There are also 3D models and quizzes to keep your school-age kids discovering and learning.

Ages: 7-12
Price: iOS, $4

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Frozen Free Fall

This epic adventure will enchant the Disney-lover in your home. There are power-ups for each Frozen character and more than 75 puzzles available for free. Unlike many apps, this one is available for iOS, Android, and Windows, so everyone in the family can play along.

Ages: 7-12
Price: iOS/Android/Windows, Free

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Math Workout

This calculating download helps a child exercise his brain. From addition and subtraction to multiplication and division, there are mathematical problems for every learner. Plus, your child won't even know he's learning thanks to the game-based fun.

Ages: 7-12
Price: Android, Free

7 awesome apps for snow daysPhoto: Google Play


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This article was originally published on Jan 13, 2014

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