Christmas at Specialbites

Specialbites Switch Accessible Christmas. Image of a snowman, a red 'Go' button and the text, Use a mouse, touchscreen, spacebar or switch to play.

I don't know quite what to make of Specialbites's collection of eight switch accessible Christmas activities. They're a little bit odd. One is of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer getting scared by a possessed Christmas tree, then poo-ing in a toilet. Another is of a magic tree firing cannon balls at a cloud of brussel sprouts. Another is Rudolph starting a fire, melting a snowman whilst staring and grinning. Often there's a mad echoing laugh, or funeral march version of Away in a Manger.

Some older kids will certainly find these amusing, but personally I had flash backs to seeing Frosty the Snowman melting down to a puddle when he popped into a green-house to get warm, and crying my eyes out. I was five I might add. This wasn't recently.

Aside from this(!) Specialbites have an excellent range of switch accessible activities aimed at developing an understanding of cause and effect and beyond. I highly recommend giving them a good look through as there are some gems inside. 

Away from Specialbites, you can find more traditional Christmas fare at Help Kidz Learn's advent calendar. Is it sad that I miss the teletext advent calendar? (yes it is).


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