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Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

Keep your little ones entertained this Halloween with five kid-approved apps.

By Marci O'Connor
Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

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October is upon us! Get your little ghosts and goblins into the Halloween spirit with these cool apps for kids. We’ve compiled a list that includes all the fun without the fright for the wee ones.   

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Peekaboo Trick or Treat

If you’re looking for silly rather than scary, download the Peekaboo Trick Or Treat app. This fun-filled app — featuring the artwork of Ed Emberley, writer and illustrator of over 80 children's books — is sure to become a family favourite. The whimsical creatures and silly sound effects combined with the spooky-less Halloween theme are bound to produce a few ghoulish giggles from your little ones!

Cost: $1.99; Ages: 4+
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad




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Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

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ClickySticky Halloween Sticker Book

Your munchkins will keep their little fingers busy (and out of the candy stash!) with this interactive Halloween-y sticker book. It comes complete with ghosts, goblins, candies, pumpkins and costumes galore! The tap-and-drag function is easy-to-use offers hours of spooky fun. (ProTip: Double tap screen for advanced features.)


Cost: $1; Ages: 4+
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad



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Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

LEGO Halloween Creationary

This kid-friendly (and parent-approved!) app is designed with creativity and imagination in mind. Roll the dice and try to guess which creepy creature is being built. The faster you guess, the more points you earn. This insanely addictive game will put your kids' brains to work. 
 
Cost: Free; Ages: 9+
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad



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Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

“Sometimes being different can save the day,” is just one of many important life lessons in this children’s interactive storybook. Plus, this heap of harmless Halloween fun for kids of all ages will bring the family together. As an added bonus, the book offers three different ways to view it depending on your child's reading level. No hocus pocus required! 

(Pro Tip: Uncover hidden squeals by tapping specific images)
 
Cost: $2.99; Ages: 2+
Compatible with: Android, iPhone, iPad



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Best apps for kids: Halloween edition

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Happy Halloween Shape Puzzles

Let your little goblin enjoy all the fun without any of the fright this Halloween. These ghoulish games disguise valuable learning about shapes and words. Little fingers can easily snap the colorful puzzle pieces together forming festive holiday-themed characters.
 
Cost: Free; Ages: 2+
Compatible with: Android



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This article was originally published on Oct 10, 2012

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