From the moment I downloaded the new Mickey’s Magical Math World, my child (4) was captivated by the game. Usually, he plays a game for a few minutes and then switches to another, or abandons sitting still altogether (usually when I’m nice and relaxed) and opts to bounce from the ottoman to the sofa, but this one really captured his attention. He loves it, and continues to play it, which is very cool because I can track his progress with the parent companion app, Disney’s Imagicademy.
About Mickey’s Magical Math World Games
I shouldn’t be surprised that Disney would create an app that so aptly captures his attention, but it did actually take me by surprise, which is why I recommend this for kids! Let me tell you a little bit about it. It’s designed for children 3 – 8, and there are five interconnected games that are interactive, fun, and educational. Each one focuses on a different math skill: sorting, adding & subtraction, problem solving, counting and shapes, all guided by favorite Disney characters, Mickey, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Minnie.
- Creating a Spaceship – choosing different shapes and colors to build his own spaceship in Shapes with Mickey
- Matching Shapes & Numbers – fly a spaceship and to keep moving, match the number or shape in Shapes with Mickey
- Recycling Garbage with Goofy and Aliens – matching shapes on the conveyer belt with the aliens shape in Sorting with Goofy
- Get the Aliens to Bed, by moving obstacles to get the aliens to the bed, in Problem Solving with Daisy. As Thomas explains, “The aw-ee-ans (aliens) are sweepwalking. I have to put them to sweep.”
Following your child’s progress
The Disney’s Imagicademy section of the app is designed for parents with a visually appealing Pinterest-type layout with articles and activities to read, in addition to being able to connect your child to follow his/her progress. As he plays, he achieves badges and awards for completing tasks and games, which are all recorded in the parents section. For example, he received a “completed task” for “keeping it clean” and the parents’ section explains the game to me: “This game practices skills such as counting to 100 by tens.” Then suggests, “Ask Thomas if he has filled an entire truck with recyclables. Does something special happen when the meter on the side of the truck reaches 100?” This section is a fantastic way to get parents involved in the game, and understand the skills the game is teaching.
I’m a big proponent of iPad learning apps, and choose the games that are educational. These apps are cleverly designed with characters he loves and teaches him math skills in a fun way.
Once you download, go to the parent’s section to sign up your child to track his or her progress. Enjoy!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.