The Best Disney Apps for Kids
It’s always the tug-of-war of parenting: you want to limit your children’s screen time so they spend more time being active outside, but the chaos of life doesn’t always allow you enough sanity. For when you need to keep the kiddos occupied during long car rides, when you have to meet an important deadline at work or you *just can’t* with another tantrum, it’s important to have kid-friendly apps. And what’s even better than a gaming app? Disney-inspired downloads that promote learning, creativity and imagination, all based on your kiddo’s beloved characters For your next road trip to Walt Disney World or for when you need a glass of vino, consider these highly-recommended selections for your iPhone, iPad or smart device:
There’s nothing quite as fun (or comfy) as binge watching your fave Disney movies on a rainy day. But what’s even better for your child’s growing brain? The books that inspired the animated classics. With this app, your kiddo gets instant access to up to 20 stories, from Tangled, Monsters, Inc, Always Time for a Laugh, Toy Story and others. Though three stories come with your initial download, you can buy more packs as fast as your little reader can tap through the pages.
Sure, princesses these days have brave stories to tell. They’re also independent and fierce, making for great role models for your gal. But another part of why many kiddos adore their stories is the way they envision themselves as the characters. The pretty dresses help, too. That’s why this app is a great well to kill time at the doctor’s office: your kiddo can dress-up Jasmine, Belle, Tiana, Ariel and other gals in various tiaras, wardrobes, shoes and accessories. The coolest perk of all though, is your daughter can snap a selfie and make herself into a princess, too!
You – and your mom and grandma – all know about the legendary ‘it’s a Small World’ ride, but your younger children might not realize the sentiment behind the song. That’s why this app is a nice way to introduce your kiddos to different cultures and the spirit of travel. Throughout this experience, they will be able to make a full trip around the world, learning about people, places and animals that span the planet – from Asia and Africa to Europe and beyond. The best feature might be the questions they have after they play, giving you the opportunity to teach them about accepting others, no matter race or background.
Have a son or daughter who struggles with a short attention span? This app is bound to keep them occupied and happy, especially if Toy Story is their jam. In this experience, your child will follow along as Andy makes the transition to college and the dynamic duo – Buzz and Woody – set out on their latest adventure. As they whip through the interactive reading pages, they can zoom-in on 3D images, steer the characters by moving their smart device, color on the screen and much more. Also included in this steal-of-a-price download are puzzles and the ability to sing along to songs! One thing is for sure, you likely won’t have a meltdown in the back seat when they have this app.
On your way to Disneyland? Then this app is a must-download. Here, your kiddos can take a tour of more than 130 attractions, entertainment and characters, giving them a sneak peek for their upcoming adventure. As they explore this free app, they’ll be surprised with art projects, digital postcards and fun gems that’ll have them bouncing in their airplane seat.
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