We are a tech-savvy home and our kids are creeping up on my husband's and my skill level. If my 5-year-old is going to be playing on our iPad, I want to have control over what he plays and how long he plays it. Disney's helping me stay in charge of my family's screen time.
Currently, my son's favorite app is Mickey's Magical Math World. In this space-themed app, he identifies shapes, counts, problem solves, and sorts with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. All these math concepts, yet he asks to play it more than the "entertaining" apps I have on our iPad.
Lately he's been playing it next to our Christmas tree. I guess the magic of the holidays goes right along with the magic of Disney!
He gets pretty engrossed in the game, but he'll always stop to show me the rocket he just cleaned to take on an alien adventure.
I admit, I get a little giddy about "The Mouse" too. If we had tech like this when I was a kid, I would have been all over this app!
I appreciate that Disney is creating apps that inspire my child's imagination and creativity. But they haven't left me out of the loop. I'm able to connect with my son and his app usage with the Disney Imagicademy Parents app.
This parental resource enables me to monitor how long he plays, the creations he's made, even sending out a virtual "high five" to reinforce his progress.
It also provides me with articles and activities to help me unplug and connect with my children offline as well.
What can I say? Disney has done it again. Bringing families together through technology and fostering creative education. This app most certainly gets two thumbs up from our family!
Click HERE for more information on Disney Imagicademy and how you can engage and enrich your children through the power of imagination and creativity.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.