Disney’s Imagicademy just introduced their newest app for kids ages 3-8 – Mickey’s Magical Arts World. This highly interactive new app focuses on children’s artistic creativity and curiosity combined with their favorite Mickey and pals characters. We first shared with you their first app release, Mickey’s Magical Math World, which was a huge hit at our house. This newest app has been a favorite as well with our preschooler.
The app is free to download for iPad through Apple’s App Store. It is best to use Magical Arts World on an iPad since there is a lot of drawing and creating in each section. There are 5 areas of discovery in the app: Drawing, Costume & Movies, Materials, Design and Music.
My preschooler loves Pluto’s Craft Creator, where he gets to design a toy. There are endless possibilities and opportunities for creativity. The unusual materials and designs inspire his creativity. And they can make changes and redesign as much as they would like. There are paint splatters, weird materials and textures, stamping and on and on.
Minnie’s Art-chitect Design offers children a chance to design different kinds of buildings from apartment buildings to castles. Children can change the color, windows, accents, and yards. It explores symmetry, harmony and balance, and as kids add different elements, others have to be subtracted. There is a wide range of choices in colors, hues and options. It is endless creating and fun!
Mickey’s Music Maker section has different types of instruments, some real and some pretend. Children can put together a band playing a song of their choice as it marches along. Music choices are from a wide range of genres and styles. And they can mix up the instruments anyway they like and change the tempo. They get a chance to hear what changing different instruments does to the song. And when they have four put together, they can then choose the instruments to play themselves.
In Donald’s Costume & Movies, they design a character’s hair and clothes outfit, and then when they are done, they can put their character into the film they chose. Children get to also add their own voices and sound effects to the movie. This part is so much fun to see what you create be added into real Mickey and friends films. My preschooler does this one over and over for different movies.
My favorite part to do with my kiddo is the Mickey’s Sketch Artist section. There are templates for the kids to choose, and then it walks them through how to draw the picture. They can choose any drawing tool they would like: pencil, paintbrush, spray can, marker. He loves all the different options and how each one makes different shape and texture on the screen. Then they choose from the color, and draw to follow the guides. When the drawing is done, it is animated for them! I love this one!
Mickey’s Magical Arts World as well as Mickey’s Magical Math World link to the parent app Disney’s Imagicademy. You can stay connected with what your kids are doing and pins earned on their apps through this adult app. It also offers parents great resources and articles. One aspect that I have enjoyed is the art projects they have for kids that can link back to the art app. Their art projects are really creative and easy to do – things all parents could do with their kids at home. We also enjoy the articles about Disney.
There are lots of creative ideas on the app! I love this Perler Bead project that makes sandwich pieces for kids to put a sandwich together!
If you would like to look at more of Disney’s Imagicademy, visit their website.
I love how Disney Imagicademy links all these interactive elements together and combines learning experiences through beloved Disney characters to engage young kids and inspire them. Their curriculum is developed by leading education and academic experts. Soon they will be launching books and physical education products that will be available for back-to-school in 2015. This is a great new addition to the Disney family!
Our 4-year old loves this new art app and we love watching his creativity! He doesn’t want to stop exploring all the different sections.
Mickey’s Magical Arts World is available now through the Apple app store. While this is a free app to download, there are in-app purchases to unlock all the features. Each section can be fully unlocked for $4.99, or you can purchase the full pack for $19.99. While the full pack is a high price for an app, I will say that it has a lot of features and games for your child. It also requires a lot of storage space so keep that in mind as well.
Click on the link below to download the app for yourself. You can also download the Disney Imagicademy Parent app which I highly recommend to get as well.
Keep watching for more from Disney’s Imagicademy as they offer new apps and products that focus on children’s early learning and development through math, art, science, reading, and social skills. And all with their favorite Disney friends!
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