I’ll admit it: I’m one of those New Yorkers who doesn’t have cable. Though most of us would like you to think we don’t have cable because we’re too busy reading to watch television, in many cases it’s because we’re too broke to afford it and letting go of cable is an easy way to pinch pennies in a city that offers so much in the way of free live entertainment. I only let go of cable a few months ago, and my daughter has done fairly well adjusting to a PBS-only programming schedule, but I know there are shows on other networks she’d love to watch if she had the chance, including “Little Einsteins,” “Handy Manny” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” on Disney Junior. The good news is, now she can!
At Watch Disney Junior, anyone can stream episodes of their favorite shows for free, and Comcast Xfinity subscribers have access to premiere content, including a live feed of the network online and through the iPad app. Don’t have an iPad? You can win one tonight by joining Disney Junior’s Twitter Party! Tonight, August 8th, at 9 PM EST, use hashtags #spon and #mackidtips. RSVP with your hosts from Macaroni Kid here: http://bit.ly/QsXDE2.
If you’ve already got an iPad or iPhone, be sure to download the two newest Disney Junior apps before the Twitter Party tonight, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode (iPad only) and Jake’s Never Land Pirate School (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch). The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode allows kids to touch, tap, shake, swipe, drag and talk through an entire episode of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” The Jake’s Never Land Pirate School App encourages kids to become completely immersed in Never Land, completing pirate-themed challenges presented in Sailing, Pirate Band, Map and Spyglass and Pixie Dust classes. Both apps are free to download. If you don’t have an iPad, your child can also play Jake and the Never Land Pirates games online using your PC. Ready, Set, Hook is particularly fun, even for adults. (Ahem.)
A big thanks to Disney Junior for sponsoring this campaign.
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