I was very happy to learn that Disney is launching a new learning brand for ages 3-8 called Imagicademy. They want to encourage learning through imagination and creativity. This is perfect for me because my kids fall in that age range and I love finding new and fun ways for them to learn.
“Unlike many learning aids that rely on rote memorization and repetitive gameplay, Disney will introduce children to fundamental subject matters through an interconnected system of apps that build upon each other to reinforce learning concepts in immersive and playful ways.”
One of these new apps is Mickey’s Magical Math World iPad App.
“In Mickey’s Magical Math World, children are invited to join Mickey and his pals on a fun-filled Space adventure that explores math concepts within a fully immersive playground of magical experiences.
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.”
It is free to download and also has options to upgrade to more levels or to purchase the full app. My kids have been playing with the full math pack version for a a few days now. They absolutely love it! At first I wasn’t sure if my 7 year old son would be into it since it was Mickey Mouse. I totally underestimated how appealing Mickey Mouse and his friends are, even to a 7 year old. He really likes the app and even had a friend over yesterday and said “I want to show you this really fun math game”. It feels like play to him but he is actually learning and practicing his math skills.
My daughter also really enjoys the app. She loves the characters and the bright colors and sounds make it very appealing to her. I like that she has been able to polish her counting skills just from playing it a few times.
Based on how much my kids love this app I highly recommend it. It will be so great to keep them entertained on our upcoming holiday road trip.
You can download Mickey’s Magical Math World iPad App in the iTunes store for free.
Another new app that I have been trying out is the Disney Imagicademy Parents App. It is free and is a great parent resource that has daily articles to help parents help their children grow. It also lets you look at your child’s creations in the Mickey’s Magical Math World app as well as send them a virtual high five to encourage them and share their accomplishments with family and friends. I enjoy this app and like having access to the parenting content.
“In addition to the digital apps, children and parents can engage with the brand in a variety of ways, including a free community parent portal, free Disney Store events, books and magazines, and hands-on learning tools that extend the digital experience to the physical world.”
Both of these apps are now available for the iPad in the iTunes store.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.