Doki the dog and his animal friends decorate a batch of holiday games and puzzles.
Each of the 11 screens presents a different activity—from dragging bulbs to decorate a Christmas tree to plunking out “Deck the Halls” on a keyboard with prompts, coloring a drawing of Santa Claus and breaking a piñata filled with touch- and tilt-responsive candy. The cartoon illustrations are accompanied by a wooden, all-caps text (“IN MEXICO THEY HAVE A VERY FUN CHRISTMAS TRADITION!”) with highlighted words, tap-activated revocalizations and an audio narration that can be switched off or replaced with a personal recording (future updates will include Spanish and Portuguese versions). Children can also save their coloring page and, using the camera function, incorporate selfies into a sendable digital card.
The international “tour” of Christmas customs is superficial at best, but the interactive activities won’t be beyond even diaper-clad digerati. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad holiday app. 2-4)