123 Color: Hanukkah Coloring Book

 
(i)

 

Language options, holiday focus make coloring app shine.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

It's very easy to play and match letters or numbers to colors. Only the youngest players may need some help at first.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

In-app purchases are there, but not easy to get to inadvertently, and parents can turn them off in the settings. On some main pages, this message runs across the bottom of the page: "Click the 'More' button above to see additional coloring books, world maps, and handwriting guides available for purchase." The "More" button appears on the top right hand corner of the page; if you tap that, the app moves to an in-app purchase for ranging from $.99 to $2.99.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 123 Color: Hanukkah Coloring Book is a color-by-number (or by letter) app based on the developer's original 123 Color HD Talking Coloring Book. Four coloring books (Hanukkah Cartoons, Winter Cartoons, Autumn Cartoons, and Shapes) are provided for kids to color, with their choice of coloring by number, capital or lowercase letters, or free color. Many languages, including Hebrew, are provided as options on this app. The Hanukkah cartoons are fun, not serious, and focus on the events kids tend to think of surrounding the holidays -- eating cookies, getting a "gigantic" present, lighting a menorah. There are in-app purchases on this app, but even though parents will likely want to share their policy on those, these in-app purchases are not as easy to get to as those on some apps, and there's an option to turn them off in the settings.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

123 COLOR: Hanukkah Coloring Book is an excellent way for young kids to practice their colors, numbers, and capital and lowercase letters with a bit of holiday fun thrown in for good measure. Surprisingly, an even more interesting feature on this app than the color-by-number and letter choices is the plethora of language choices here, including Hebrew, which helps kids learn the letters and numbers (up to 30) in different languages. The music can get to be a bit much, so it's good that there's an option to mute it. And the safeguard option of turning off in-app purchases is also appreciated.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:December 1, 2011
Category:Education
Size:79.40 MB
Publisher:Steve Glinberg
Version:1.7
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

This review of 123 Color: Hanukkah Coloring Book was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Write a user reviewThere aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass