5 Unique Disney Learning ToolsAmy Lupold Bair
Like most families whose kids love all things Disney from the parks to the princesses, our home is filled with a seemingly endless array of products. While many of our Disney goodies are purely for fun, such as the family of stuffed buddies lining my kids’ beds, we’ve also got quite a few Disney games and apps that intentionally lean toward the educational. My kids have mastered their colors and shapes, learned first words, and read early chapter books all with the help of the Mouse. Basic skills such as memory drills and sight word practice are just the tip of the education iceberg, however, when it comes to Disney learning tools available. Below you’ll find 5 unique Disney learning tools that are worth checking out.
The companion site to The Great Piggy Bank Adventure® experience at Walt Disney World‘s EPCOT, this website provides kids with a financial education while they play a series of fun games, work to achieve a financial goal, and take quizzes to test their current knowledge.
Unlike other apps focusing on art and creativity, the Disney Creative Studio App and Smart Stylus combine an iPad App with an additional tool to enhance the fun and learning. The Disney Creativity Studio Smart Stylus provides kids with access to additional drawing tools, an “eraser,” and special effects that your child finds through shaking the stylus.
3. Disney: Mickey’s Typing Adventure
Typing is a skill that many of us take for granted and all of us use daily. As a parent, I struggle to know how to teach my kids to type properly as well as how to motivate them to practice. Disney: Mickey’s Typing Adventure teaches kids to type with the help of Mickey Mouse and his friends. Not only are their lessons and games, but there’s even a story to help motivate kids. Now through August 31, save 50% on Disney: Mickey’s Typing Adventure with the code DISNEY50 at checkout.
Perfect for the budding scientist in your family, the Bill Nye The Science Guy® 20th Anniversary App provides kids with access to The Science Guy’s “desk,” letting kids explore his labs, watch show clips, and read (and try!) do-it-yourself science experiments.
Completely different from many of the learning apps parents utilize, this app focuses on the history of American presidents. It also provides a detailed profile of each of America’s presidents, including painting a picture of the era in which each president lived, from the art to the music of the time.
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