Throughout 2015, The JetSet Family will be introducing a new tech series to our blog that will focus on digital apps and devices that make traveling with family easier. We just finished up testing the Disney Imagicademy series, I cannot think of a more suitable match than an app that entertains and educates while keeping children occupied on long road trips and flights. In this edition, I’m happy to present: Mickey’s Magical Arts World and Disney Imagicademy Parents.
“Disney Imagicademy is a new learning brand designed for families with children ages 3 to 8 to inspire a natural love of learning and encourage kids to learn by creating, making and doing.”
On a recent road trip, I was in shock and awe to realize how quiet the entire car was about 35 minutes into our drive. This was a trip. Usually, ever two seconds someone is chatting about something. I could not get over that I got through a healthy portion of my book without interruption. I quickly turned around to make sure everything was OK because this was just abnormal behavior. Tot was complete engulfed in Mickey’s Magical Arts World.
She loves to create and conceptualize, and this integrated program which includes 30-plus app-based experiences allowed her to be at the helm of an entire design world. She had access to fabrics, glitter, confetti and other embellishments that would make any 8 year old girl feel like she was the next major fashion designer.
“Disney Imagicademy is the first comprehensive brand of interactive and connected early learning experiences that combines the Disney characters and stories families love, with a research-driven curriculum developed in conjunction with top academics and education experts.”
As a parent who is carefully monitors my daughter’s screen time, I wasn’t overly concerned with Mickey’s Magical Arts World. This was a safe online place for her to transition from paper, pen, scissors and glue to virtual design which I encourage. And with the Disney Imagicademy Parents app, I was able to check-in on her from afar which allowed her to make responsible choices and gain a small sense of maturity.
And her fun did not end there. Tot continued to play the Disney Imagicademy series throughout the long weekend. It has become her game of choice as she tries to desperately keep up with every single style combination that she can dream up in that little head of hers.
I highly recommend downloading the free Disney Mickey’s Magical Arts World and Disney Imagicademy Parents iPad apps for yourself. The Disney Imagicademy apps are currently available exclusively for iPad and can be found on Apple’s App Store under the Kids, Education and Entertainment categories.
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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