If your kids are Disney Junior fans, the mere mention of Jake And The Never Land Pirates is enough to stir them up a bit. We don’t have Disney Junior on our cable package, but that didn’t matter to my two boys when I served them up an iPad loaded with some fresh new apps from Disney Junior. Pirates, are pirates, are pirates, and my boys were in faster than you can say Arrrrr!
Here’s a rundown of the new free apps you can load for your kids this week, and the details on a Twitter party that could also have you playing them on a new iPad.
Jake’s Never Land Pirate School
This app lets kids become completely immersed in Never Land, completing pirate-themed challenges presented in Sailing, Pirate Band, Map and Spyglass and Pixie Dust classes.
They can steer the boat by moving the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, scratch the screen/beach to find the treasure, and use a virtual spyglass to find items that Jake calls out. Once they’re all done, they can get a customizable pirate certificate signed by Jake; and you can take or import your child’s photo to place them right on a pirate’s body.
Mickey Mouse Club House Road Rally
This isn’t an app .. it’s an appisode. The difference? It’s an iPad episode where your kids can interact with the characters and the storyline.
It brings viewing, learning and interaction together into one fun-filled iPad experience. Kids can touch, tap, shake, swipe, drag and talk through an entire episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse marking a leap where interactive content becomes part of the story.
Watch Disney Junior
Full length episodes of the popular shows (Mickey Mouse Club House, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Doc McStuffins) are also available online at www.watchdisneyjunior.com. This is just another one of those apps that is bleeding the edge between TV and internet.
A US based internet connection is needed for this app, and Comcast/Xfinity is currently the only TV provider offering access to LIVE video and the newest full episodes.
Grab the apps and then keep Wednesday, Aug 8 at 9p ET open as there is a Twitter party to learn more about the apps, engage with other fans and win great Disney Junior prizes, or an iPad! RSVP now.
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