Saturday, July 20, 2013

Disney Junior Appisodes {Doc McStuffins}

logoHave you seen the Disney Junior Appisode App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch? If not you need to download it today! The app is free to download and comes with the original Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode – you can then purchase other appisodes for only $4.99.

The new Doc McStuffins appisode is definitely my daughter’s favorite!

Developed by Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team, the Disney Junior Appisode app offers true interactive viewing, allowing fans 2-7 to touch, tap, swipe, tilt, shake and talk their way through various fun-filled activities embedded into full episodes of some of their favorite Disney Junior shows. picc

In "Rescue Ronda, Ready For Takeoff," Doc must diagnose and extract a twig from a toy helicopter’s propellers. Key features that allow kids to fully engage with the episode include, among others: 

  • Tilting their device to fly Rescue Ronda
  • Touching and dragging tools from Doc’s medical bag to help make the diagnosis
  • Using Doc’s tweezers to help remove the twig

The second episode, "A Bad Case of the Pricklethorns," finds another of Doc’s toy friends in a thorny situation. When blow-up toy Boppy springs a leak, Doc and her pals bandage him up and show him how to avoid it happening again. Kids play along by:

  • Bobbing Boppy
  • Tapping the screen to help Doc’s toys "go stuffed"
  • Guiding a band aid to cover Boppy’s boo boo
  • Among other activities

A hit worldwide, the original animated series "Doc McStuffins," about a little girl who can talk to and heal stuffed animals and toys out of her playhouse clinic, was 2012’s #1 cable TV series in Kids 2-5.* "Doc McStuffins'' airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

I love that this app isn’t just another program where my kids can watch TV programs. The interactive piece of it definitely makes the app more enticing and they are definitely more likely to watch and play over and over again. I’ve always liked how Disney on their shows on TV tries to interact with their audience but it’s one thing to shout answers at Mickey Mouse on the TV and another to actually get to use your finger and guide the band aid to cover Boppy’s boo boo or tilt the device to fly Rescue Ronda. Disney has introduced a whole new form of interactive education.

pic3We also downloaded the “Jake and the Never Land Pirates Appisode” which features “Hide and Hideout” and “Captain Hook’s Hooks” (both for $4.99). The only problem I have now is that I can’t seem to get my iPad back from my daughter! While my daughter definitely prefers Doc I think just because she’s a girl she has spent an equal amount of time enjoying the Jake and the Neverland Pirates appisode also. Her favorite episode is “Hide the Hideout” where you can do fun things like helping distract Hook from finding the Pirates by tilting the screen to fly Cubby around him. Your reward for this- two Gold Doubloons. She said her favorite part of the appisode is helping Jake and his friends collect Gold Doubloons.

Disney never disappoints with their stories, graphics and imagination! If you have a child that loves Disney Junior go check out Disney Junior Appisodes today you won’t be disappointed!

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney for the information and for providing me with both the Doc McStuffins appisode and Jake and the Neverland Pirates appisode to help aid in my review, in exchange for this post. No monetary compensation was received.


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