If you can say one thing about Disney, it’s that they definitely know how to keep kids entertained. I know in my house Disney has been responsible for a lot of smiles. Disney is now branching out into the educational world with the release of Mickey’s Magical Math World, an app aimed at ages 3-8 that teaches kids early math concepts with the help of some of your favorite Disney characters.
I’m a big fan of using technology to help children learn. Everything should be done in moderation of course but my kids really respond to technology and we’ve used educational apps on the iPad for years to help reinforce the concepts my kids are learning for school.
Mickey’s Magical Math plays like an interactive TV show. It’s very visual and easily draws kids in. My daughter is just under the recommended age but she loved playing with the games and practicing her counting and shape recognition. She loved the cute little animations between games and each activity was simple enough that she could do it just fine on her own.
My 7 year old is towards the top end of the recommended age range. He enjoyed the game as well but academically it was a bit easy for him. he really enjoyed the variety of games that are included in the app though so it’s definitely something he’d still sit down and play.
While playing the games within the app, kids can explore, recognize and identify shapes with Mickey’s Rocket Build; Play with numbers and patterns within Minnie’s Robot Playground; Ponder early number concepts with Donald’s Alien Number Line; Explore Counting to 10 and early problem solving with Donald’s Sleepwalking Aliens and experiment with shapes, patterns and sorting skills with Goofy.
Disney Imagicademy: Parents app
Disney released and additional app just for parents. The Disney Imagicademy has some great ideas for fun crafts and activities that you can do offline with your kids. I’m always looking for fresh ideas so I love that I can jump on there and find everything in one place.
Disney Imagicademy apps are available exclusively for iPad and can currently be found on Apple’s App Store in the Kids, Education and Entertainment categories.
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