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If you have young kids you are going to want to subscribe to the new Disney Junior digital magazine available in the app store or Apple Newsstand.
My son and I spent hours playing with this interactive magazine and let me tell you, it was a big hit with both of us. The issue we read was called “Everyone’s an Artist,” and there were lots of games relating to color and art work. My son loved all of the coloring and the ability to choose which color virtual crayon he would use with each new page! I love the fact that he could draw and write without any risk to my walls and floors!
Disney Junior is a staple in my house and in the homes of many other families with small children. Because of this, the announcement yesterday from Disney Publishing World Wide that their new digital magazine, Disney Junior, will be hitting Apple Newsstands soon has been met with great excitement!
Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide had this to say about the innovative new magazine, “The demand for high quality content has never been greater. As the use of tablet devices continues to grow, it is a natural next step for us as the world’s largest children’s publisher, to find different ways of extending Disney’s stories to multiple digital formats. Disney Junior allows families to immerse themselves in the stories and characters they love wherever and whenever they choose.”
The magazine will be available by digital subscription or single issues. Disney Junior features enhanced content from the print magazine and some really fantastic interactive features. These features include coloring, tracing, drag and drop, matching and games and puzzles. There will be 12 issues per year with two special additions dedicated to Disney Junior property such as “Sofia the First” and Jake and the Neverland Pirates” in the summer and fall respectively.
With all of the talk about Disney’s “MyMagic+“ and the upcoming roll out of the “Magicbands” one device has been quietly helping Disney with a trial at the entrances to it’s theme parks – the iPod touch.
Walt Disney World has started to eliminate their turnstiles at the entrances to their theme parks and guests are now greeted with cast members holding iPod touches. It’s a move to make it a more welcoming and seamless experience when entering the parks. For the trial cast members are using Apple’s IOS iPod touch with a special accessory case and software that allows tickets and passes to be scanned. In addition to preparing for the eventual changeover from tickets to the “Magicband” and “MyMagic+” system, Disney hopes it makes for a more welcoming way to get into the parks.
As our kids grow, we are always looking for fun new ways to teach them simple things-numbers, colors, shapes, etc. Apple has launched a new app for the Ipad, as well as the iPhone and iPod touch.
This week, Disney Pixar’s smash hit Finding Nemo was released on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D DVD for the first time, allowing viewers to experience the story like never before. To further extend children and families’ dives into Nemo’s underwater world, Disney Publishing is bringing Nemo to their newest educational app – Numbers with Nemo! Would you be interested in a first-look?
Developed with leading educational experts, Numbers with Nemo is the newest Disney Learning interactive app that helps kids practice essential early math skills while immersing them in the story. Nemo and his underwater pals guide children through fun-filled activities that reinforce skills such as counting, tracing numbers, sequencing and more.
Numbers with Nemo features include:
· Practice tracing and counting numbers 1-10
· Professional narration, music and animations
· Record all the numbers in your own voice
· Play fun, character-driven activities that reinforce early math skills, such as counting and matching objects, number identification and sequencing
· Create your own Nemo scenes with interactive stickers
· Guided skill instruction for up to four players
· Comprehensive parents’ section with content leveling and progress monitoring
· Offline activities for parents and caregivers
Numbers with Nemo is available today in the Education Category of Apple’s App Store for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
I’ll be back next week with my review of the Numbers with Nemo app.
Carrie writes here on Chip and Co and also on My Favorite Finds. There you can find the best organization,recipes, Disney travel tips, and crafts. Stop by and check out all of her great ways to find the joy in the everyday!
- “Finding Nemo” Blu-Ray Review (chipandco.com)
- Finding Nemo coming to Blu-Ray/DVD/3D on December 4, 2012! (chipandco.com)
While the first thing you may think of when you hear Steve Jobs‘ name is his legendary work at Apple, many people should know the role he played in the creation of Pixar films. Jobs financed the studio for quite some time, even when it was not profitable, because he believed in the work of the company and it’s employees.
So it is fitting that Steve Jobs‘ name now has a permanent place at the Pixar campus, above the entrance to the studio’s main building. It is also especially fitting because Jobs himself played a major role in designing the building his name is now on.
Earlier this year Pixar also paid homage to Jobs in the end credits of Brave with a brief and touching tribute as well.
- Pixar Names Building After Steve Jobs (pixartimes.com)