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Advent Calendar 2011

November 24, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A digital advent calendar that that is both modern and traditional.

Advent calendars are often associated with chocolate treats these days, but the original calendars that date back centuries often contained stories for each day of the countdown to Christmas. This calendar doesn't have chocolate (that would be a neat trick for an iPad though), but it does have interactive scenes, stories & poems for each day, numbered in small windows on the main page. From the "Gift of the Magi" to "Silent Night, Holy Night" this calendar has an exciting assortment of stories, songs and poems to make your holiday celebrations brighter. The app itself is solidly made with simple swipe-style page turning and nice sound effects. There is no narration for the stories, but the overall concept of a digital advent calendar makes for a lovely new tradition for modern families.

This title is one of over two dozen titles briefly reviewed for a special post in our blog for the winter holidays, 2011.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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Advent Calendar 2011

November 24, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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JustKidsApps - Katrin Draemann Barothy

Length (time):
6 - 12 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 9

English •

Length (pages):
24 Pages


Story Synopsis - Advent Calendar 2011

There is no synopsis for this title. It is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Home, Info, Date Check (In device settings)

App Release Date:


Size: 49.65 MB

Version: 1.1

Lite Version Available: No



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