Archive for December, 2016

Jacquie Lawson Digital Advent Calendar Delights Kids

25 Days of Animated Christmas Cheer


by Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids Magazine

Last year, we discovered a great digital advent calendar from Jacquie Lawson. It showcased a Victorian town at Christmas and was filled with delightful videos, animated scenes, and interactive games and art activities. Click here to read our last year review. We are happy to report that the Victorian Advent Calendar is available again this year. Click here to go to the Jacquie Lawson site

New Advent Calendar with Seaside Theme

For 2016, Jacquie Lawson has decided to create a new digital advent calendar! It features a seaside town getting ready for Christmas. We purchased our download today (it costs $4.00 for one, but gets cheaper if you buy multiple versions for gifts), and found the first day’s video silly and fun.

It shows a family deciding to brave the snowy cold to run into the ocean for a “Christmas dip.” Even the family dog gets in on the freezing cold swim!








In addition to the 25 daily surprises, this advent calendar offers five activities to explore from the get-go.

jacquie-lawson-seaside-advent-treeKids can decorate a tree (and see their work shown in the town scene), create snowflakes, do puzzles, and decorate a wreath.

Some of the daily surprises are darling animated videos. Other are games. And several allow the player to create something festive to appear inside of the seaside scene.

The Jacquie Lawson Seaside Advent Calendar works on an iPad or iPhone, or on either a PC or Mac computer. Exploring the advent calendar is a browser-based experience, so you need to save the link on your browser. On the iPad/iPhone, you tap on the share icon in your Safari browser, then select “Add Bookmark,” and then push “Save.” On the computer, you need to be using the Chrome browser and save it to your bookmarks. All of this is explained via a Tutorial offered within the calendar.

This digital experience is filled with gorgeous artwork, heart-warming animations, and fun activities that keep kids coming back each day. The Jacquie Lawson Seaside Advent Calendar is a great way to expand your family’s enjoyment of Christmas for a full 25 days!