Christmas and Holiday Deals on Apps for Kids, Books, Games, and More

Tis the season for discounts and savings, and we have rounded up some of the best holiday deals for you. Scroll down and take a look at what's in store for you and your kids. Enjoy, and don't forget to share. Happy shopping!

Educational Apps

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Sago Mini Boats: An app that lets kids ride on silly boats across a surprise-filled sea to meet friends around the globe. It's a vibrant offering that will inspire kids to play and tell stories. Suitable for ages 2+.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Carl Can Divide: A game to help ages 10+ quickly recall division facts. It features an engaging gameplay, challenging levels, and silly rewards that makes memorizing math facts less of a chore. This easy-to-use app can also be played in short sessions, allowing kids to play on the go.

Price: $1.99 to free
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Elastic Alphabets: Helps kids learn the letters of the alphabet with 750+ silly animations. Each letter is shown along its name, sound, and instructions for writing it. The app is simple, easy to use, and fun for ages 2 and up.

Price: $3.99 to free
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Monster Mingle: A charming monster maker that engages ages 2+ in a game of exploration and discovery. Because it has no rules, they can make friends or invent their own stories. Plenty of magical surprises ensure that they find something new everytime.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Dr. Panda's Carnival: A funfair-themed app where ages 3+ can play games, control rides, serve food, and more. It includes over 10 open-ended activities that are equally entertaining, plus interactive secrets to discover here and there.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Dr. Panda Bus Driver: Take the wheel and step on the gas in Dr. Panda Bus Driver! Your job is to pick up a number of cute animal passengers and take them where they want to go! Even the youngest players will have a blast while driving with Dr. Panda's Bus Driver’s intuitive and easy to use controls.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Dr. PetPlay: An app that lets juniors role play as doctors for their stuffed animals. It is not a game, but a toy to facilitate imaginative and cooperative play. Fun features include twelve animals to play with and an interactive X-Ray mode.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Basileo: An original storybook based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. It's beautifully illustrated, with comical characters and an interesting plot. Excellent reading options cater to readers of different levels. For ages 6 and up.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Storm & Skye: A great audiobook for kids ages 5+ who love magical adventure fictions. It offers an immersive listening experience supplemented by stunning illustrations. If you love listening to podcasts and audiobooks, you will certainly appreciate the app.

Price: $3.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Hoopa City 2: A city builder game that lets ages 3+ mix and match materials to create buildings. There is a puzzle element to the gameplay as kids try to uncover new and unique combinations. Easy to play and fun for the whole family.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Mulle Meck's Boats: In this app, kids can build their own boats from scratch. They can choose the spare parts and paint the boat in various colors, and once the boat is ready, they can sail out to sea. For ages 4+.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

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Star Walk™ 2 - Night Sky Map of Stars & Planets: A next-generation tool for not only learning the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky but also for investigating its' depth like watching constellations, nebulae and satellites from aside.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Lipa Theater: Story Maker: A colorful app where kids create their own story by animating puppets. They can set the scene, add props and characters, then record their story to share with family and friends.

App contains a single in-app purchase to unlock all puppets.

Price: $2.99 to free Link: Download on the App Store

Money Up!: Money Up! uses the Next Dollar Up technique to teach how money is used in real-life situations. Through seven different games, kids work out how much money they have and whether they have enough to purchase the items they want. Supports multiple currencies, including USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, AUD, and NZD.

Price: $14.99 to $4.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

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Word Magic: A fun word search game for ages 4+. Kids can tap each word in the puzzle to bring up an informative pop up describing that word, thus they get to expand their vocabulary as they play. The puzzles are randomly generated every time.

Price: $1.99 to free
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

A Parcel of Courage: An interactive storybook about three brothers who came together to help their grandmother overcome her fear of flying. It's filled with robust learning activities and unique educational games based on two proven teaching methods: Montessori method and Shichida method.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Mini-U: Buttons: This app will help your child to learn numbers by placing buttons on the needed spot with the number on it. It comes with more than 70 colorful templates to choose from and a kid-friendly intuitive gameplay.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Sago Mini Music Box: A lovely app that gets ages 2+ experimenting with music through highly interactive scenes. Every tap brings a new object to discover. The app has multitouch support, which makes it possible for parents to play together with their kids.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Book-Apps

Green Riding Hood: A gorgeous storybook that promotes a healthy lifestyle. It's based on the classic fairytale, but with new characters and a surprising twist. Excellent for ages 4+.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Grandma's Great Gourd: This interactive app combines a charming Bengali folktale, minis game, and short videos on South Asian culture. It's very well-rounded with great production value and excellent educational benefits. The story itself presents a positive message about staying level-headed in the face of danger and resourcefulness.

Price: $2.99 to $1.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish: The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities. For ages 5 and under.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Dr. Seuss's ABC - Read & Play: The best-selling, classic book “Dr. Seuss’s ABC“ comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and learning activities! From Aunt Annie riding an Alligator to the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, learning to read is an unforgettable adventure with Dr. Seuss.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Horton Hears a Who! - Read & Play: Horton is back! The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “Horton Hears a Who!” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Green Eggs and Ham: In this digital rendition of the classic tale, kids can delight in playful animations and interactions. It also includes over 30 mini games to help them practice rhyming, phonics, and reading comprehension.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

The Cat in the Hat - Read & Play: This retelling of the Dr. Seuss class has engaging features, such as wacky animations and fun learning activities. It maintains excellent reading options that include narration and word highlighting, as well as the tap and learn feature.

Price: $3.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Games

Forest Quest: A beautiful multiplayer board game where you can discover the inhabitants of the forest and have amazing adventures. It also offers real educational value with an encyclopedia along withover 350 questions and answers about the forest and the animals that live there. Fun for the whole family.

Price: $3.99 to $1.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Zoombinis: A fantastic game that promotes problem solving skills in the players. It offers 12 tricky puzzles, each with 4 increasing difficulty levels, that require players to approach problems systematically and make logical deductions based on the clues they find. For ages 9+.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Blox 3D World Creator: A neat sandbox app that lets you create animated 3D worlds from colorful building blocks. Both kids and adults can enjoy this open-ended app that promotes creativity and imagination.

Price: $2.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Adventures of Poco Eco: Experience a new world where there’s a lot to see and even more to hear. Help Poco Eco find the Lost Sounds by solving the mini puzzles and completing all twelve 3D animated levels. This experience is built around a mixture of electronic music, fine art and design, placing you into its unique atmosphere.

Price: $3.99 to $1.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Elmo Loves 123s: An app full of games, activities, and videos, which will help teach your child about numbers and counting. Includes a tracker for grown-ups to see what their kids are learning.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Alto's Adventure: Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighboring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins. Along the way you'll rescue runaway llamas, grind rooftops, leap over terrifying chasms and outwit the mountain elders – all while braving the ever changing elements and passage of time upon the mountain.

Price: $3.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Botanicula: Botanicula is a humor-filled adventure game created by the makers of award-winning Machinarium. It's a relaxing game perfect for everyone, with more than 150 detailed locations and hundreds of funny animations.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Machinarium: An award-winning adventure game where you help Josef the robot save his girlfriend. Beautifully illustrated and packed with surprises, this game is sure to delight gamers all ages.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

The Room Two: The much anticipated sequel to The Room, Apple’s Game of the Year 2012 and recipient of a BAFTA award. a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.

Price: $1.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

The Room Three: The last app in the award-winning game series. In this physical puzzlers, you must draw upon all your puzzle-solving ability to navigate a series of trials devised by a mysterious figure known only as “The Craftsman”.

Price: $4.99 to $1.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Lara Craft Go: A turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.

Price: $1.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Framed: A multi-award winning noir-puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome of the story. Unlike anything you’ve played before, FRAMED delivers a completely new type of game experience.

Price: $3.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Broken Age: Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons.

Price: $4.99 to $0.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Her Story: A fresh take on the police procedural from Sam Barlow, creator of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Aisle. Playing like an interactive true crime documentary, the game lets you go hands on with a police database full of live action video footage.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store

BADLAND: An award-winning atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest appears to be right out of a beautiful fairy tale, there’s something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest dwellers to find out what’s going on, and discovers an astonishing number of imaginative traps and obstacles on the way.

Price: $2.99 to $1.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Transistor: Experience a science fiction action RPG like no other! Wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city.

Price: $9.99 to $1.99
Link: Download on the App Store

Productivity

Day One Journal: Capture life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's elegant interface makes journaling about your life a simple pleasure.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Fantastical 2 for iPad: Fantastical 2 is the award-winning calendar app with features such as natural language parsing, reminders, a beautiful week view, and much more! With the convenient Fantastical Dashboard, you’ll add, view, and interact with your events and reminders with ease.

Price: $9.99 to $4.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Fantastical 2 for iPhone: Fantastical 2 is the award-winning calendar app with features such as natural language parsing, reminders, a beautiful week view, and much more! With the convenient Fantastical Dashboard, you’ll add, view, and interact with your events and reminders with ease.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Launch Center Pro: An app that saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap. You can set up shortcuts, like speed dials, to speed up everyday tasks.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Byword: Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your iPhone and iPad. It can sync text documents across all your devices, take documents offline, and search documents directly from iOS spotlight. An alternate dark theme makes it comfortable to use in low-light situations.

Price: $5.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review

Drafts: Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text. In Drafts, text comes first – open the app and get a new, blank draft – ready to type. Extensive output options let you send text to Twitter, Facebook, Mail, Message, a Calendar event, quickly save (or prepend/append) to Dropbox, Google Drive or Evernote and much more.

Price: $4.99 to $2.99
Link: Download on the App Store | Our Review