Jake's Never Land Pirate School
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Ahoy and welcome to Pirate School, Matey! Join Jake and crew for four fun-filled pirate themed classes and earn Badges of Honor and an Official Never Land Pirate Certificate. Classes include:
Sail Bucky and Jake around obstacles and use Bucky’s gadgets to collect barrels, fruit and to shoot beach balls to whales and dolphins.
Learn to play five different instruments and make a pirate song with Bones and Sharky.
Map & Spyglass
Navigate Never Land with Cubby and then use the spyglass to find exciting treasures with Jake!
Fly through mazes with Izzy and Skully and trace shapes to scare away Captain Hook cutouts blocking your way.
•Characters and locations from the Jake and the Never Land Pirates TV show.
•Create a pirate! Capture or import a photo of your child's face into the game!
•Pirate School Captain's Log tracks class levels completed and Badges of Honor earned.
•Air Play Mirroring (iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3 only)
•Air Print compatible (Official Never Land Pirate Certificate)
Designed for ages: 3 and up
What's New in Version 1.0.6
Build addresses minor bugs and improves app performance.
Breaks basic kid app rules
This app is not as bad as it could be - hmm, back-handed compliment if I ever heard one.
Disney - hello, Disney? C'mon guys. Making apps for kids is not a new thing, and there are some basic rules.
Rule 1: Apps for kids should NEVER include non-stop talking or music. As in, NEVER! Voice-over and/or music should ALWAYS be under the control of the user - if you must include verbal support/directions, then put in a setting that lets me turn them off. Otherwise, if a sibling or adult wants to use it with the child, OR the experienced child wants to play again, we have to keep listening to the voice urging us on - ugh - we can't get a word in edgewise!
Good: you put in a skip button for some verbal directions, even though while playing it never lets up.
Rule 2: Let the user decide what to do next, and how many times/how long to do it.
You are so busy telling kid what to do and rewarding kid for doing it (with gold dubloons) the child can't really explore the activity. Ex: let the child play the guitar as little or as much as she wants - why a timer?
Rule 3: Watch a child or ask an expert to look at a beta version - this could have been a GREAT app with a bit of feedback in the formative stages.
My 2 and 3 yr old daughters absolutely love this game. It took both of them no time to learn how to play and it actually keeps them entertained for a while, (which is nearly impossible for anything or anybody to do). 2 min max and they're both on to the next best thing...but not with Jake!!! Fortunately, we've never had any problems with the app crashing either! I highly recommend this app to every parent with small kiddos!
Great app for kids!
My 3year old has not stopped playing this game! I downloaded it two days ago & he has literally played it for hours! The games are fun & interactive. If your kids like Jake & the Pirates this is a wonderful app for them. I had fun playing with him too! Lots of activities. Lots of opportunity to see progress. Uses hand & motor skills + math, music & reading. Totally worth it + it's free!!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 16, 2012
- Version: 1.0.6
- Size: 94.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Walt Disney
- © 2012 Disney
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).