An imaginary Play World your child controls
Explore Nicky’s Castle with friends Princess Tara, Prince Tom, and, of course, Nicky the Dragon.
Nicky’s Make Believe Castle lets children step into a world of make believe in which they can make princesses run or jump, princes dance or do a somersault, and Nicky the dragon take a nap, giggle, or stamp his foot in a fit of dragon pique. Endless variations mean hours of ever-changing, imaginative play.
“Castle is a software toy that puts children’s imaginations in charge. They learn through play as they always did” Dr. Seymour Papert, father of educational computing, Professor Emeritus of the MIT Media Lab and winner Software Publisher’s Association Lifetime Achievement award
Start with the free version that comes with:
-3 characters: Nicky the Dragon, Princess Tara and Prince Tom
-4 rooms to explore (outside the castle, courtyard, great hall and bedroom)
-Each character can do 12 different actions
-Select 6 pre-recorded audio lines or sounds each character to say
-Make a path for the character to follow
-Want to take a small first step with coding? Try the Character Interaction Editor
Don’t worry, there are no in-app purchases or ads.
The power of imaginary play:
Play is essential in the lives of young children providing them with dynamic, entertaining settings where they explore a variety of ideas and interactions. Studies show that make-believe play enriches language development, strengthens memory and helps develop reasoning abilities, as well as creativity and inventiveness.
As children play, they learn. And as they explore imaginary worlds, children engage in activities that have a significant impact on their understanding of the world around them.
In Nicky’s Make Believe Castle, there are no pre-determined scenarios or scripts to limit your child’s imaginative fun. Your children enter a unique imaginary world, where play friends come alive and where children decide what each friend will do!
Now you can just drag Actors & Actions to your play area
Name your Castle using the Crest Editor outside the Castle Entrance
Paint a picture by touching the empty frame in the Bedroom
Look at actual Code to see how Actor Interactions work
Ratings and Reviews
Magical & engaging app
This app is SO different from other apps for young kids. Parents, try this app! I could see my 4 year old planning what the characters should do.
My son was thinking hard about what should happen next…the gears were turning.
When he discovered the character interaction editor…he was blown away.
My son can’t wait for the full version to be completed. Hurry-up, people.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.