Disney launched ImagiCademy recently as a series of educational apps for kids age 5 and younger. Currently there are only two apps in the series: Art and Math. I only get chance to look at the art app. It has several creativity components in it. If you are looking for art apps for your toddler or preschooler and your child likes Disney characters, this would be good app to have.
There are 5 units in the app. Each unit has a different theme: Drawing, Costume and Movies, Materials, Design, and Music. In each unit, kids has a limited tools to do the activities for free. If you want to get all the tools, you can get them via In-App Purchase.
Drawing: Kids can color or draw pictures of objects they like. They will have picture templates to choose and work on them.
Costume and Movies: kids will design the costume for a movie character, from hair color to hair style, from shirts to pants.
Materials: this is the toy factory. Kids can pick a toy they want to make, and decide how they want to decorate them.
Design: is the place kids can be an architect to design a building. They can pick doors and windows of different styles, they can also change the color and pattern of the walls.
Music: is one of my favorite. Kids can pick the instruments they want to be in their band and they can pick the music they want to play. They can also pick the speed and pitch they want for the music. There are many elements kids can change.
I like the design of the app that allowing kids explore different creativity elements at their own pace and their own like. Kids have enough tools at their disposal, and they can do what ever they like with the tools. No matter what kids do, they can always hear encouragement from their favorite characters. I also like that kids can see their creations at the open screen while scrolling along the street. It gives children a sense of achievement.
Although the app is free and there are free elements in each unit for you to play around, it is more fun to have all the elements available. You can purchase the package by units at $5 for each unit, or buy all 5 units for $20. If your child like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, this is a good one to have. It is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad.
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Looking for more art apps for kids? Check out Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Drawing