Guess what tech moms (and dads)? Disney has a new creative app for kids available on ipad!
We make sure to limit the amount of screen time each of our children gets but when I heard that Disney had come out with a new app for families with children ages 3 through 8 to get their creative juices flowing and inspire a love of learning I was more then willing to check it out.
I enjoy a good app that will let them explore their creative side for those days when we might be on the go or painting and play dough just aren’t an option.
This particular app is two parts: The Imagicademy: Magical Arts World for the children to enjoy and Imagicademy Parents where parents can check in with their child’s progress and find fun creative ways to connect with their child OFF line.
In Mickey’s Magical Arts World, children are invited to join Mickey and his friends in the most imaginative place around, as they explore a fully immersive world of creative arts.
There are five in app purchases available for download that will give your child the full capabilities of creating and exploring the arts. These include, drawing, costume and movies, materials, design, and music.
Children can create their own characters that can star in animated movies alongside beloved Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie, while they experiment with line, shapes and texture in Mickey’s Drawing Studio; Explore storytelling, improvisation, costume design, character development and role play with Donald; Consider concepts of rhythm, tempo, patterns and melodies with Mickey’s Musical Marching Band; Experiment with symmetry, balance and proportion as they design buildings with Minnie; and play with oodles of virtual arts and crafts with Goofy!
My daughter really enjoyed Minnie’s design studio (pictured above) and Donald and Daisey’s costumes and movies. Each character gives an animated video intro to their activity and speaks as if directly to your child.
Disney Imagicademy Parents is an all-new free app that serves as a parent’s ‘go-to’ resource to connect with the Imagicademy community and gather information that can be used to engage with their child in meaningful ways.
Imagicademy Parents is set up much like a pin board with tons of ideas on creative ways to enjoy time with your child.
The app will give parents their daily dose of what is possible and answer the question, “What can I do today to help my child grow?” through daily articles and Disney Imagicademy-inspired activities designed to help spark creativity and encourage imaginative learning. Disney Imagicademy Parents also serves as a portal into the children’s apps: Mickey’s Magical Math World and Mickey’s Magical Arts World, where parents can see their child’s latest creations, provide encouragement with a virtual “high five” and share their accomplishments with family and friends.
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.
You can download Mickey’s Magical Arts World HERE and be sure to get the FREE parent companion app, Disney Imagicademy Parents HERE
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.