Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally appisode

Common Sense Media says

Kids play interactive role in well-done show/app hybrid.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The show is super easy to navigate. Mickey is there to provide instruction whenever necessary. The app gives prompts when there is no response.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

An icon links to other apps by Disney.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally appisode is the first "appisode" based on the TV series of the same name. By adding some thoughtful interactive experiences, Disney has turned a traditional TV episode into an engaging and active experience. Kids watch the appisode on the device just like they would on a TV, but sprinkled throughout the show are interactive experiences where kids get to take part and help Mickey and his friends solve problems ranging from finding the triangle to picking the right tool for the job in order to finish the race. A microphone drops down so Mickey can "hear" kids participating. The microphone feature does not actually recognize correct answers, but it’s a nice way to keep kids engaged.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • counting
  • shapes

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • memorization
  • problem solving

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

A great example of taking something familiar and applying it to something new. Provides just enough interactive elements to elevate the app from the TV version, yet not too many that kids lose sight it's still based on a show.

Learning Approach

At each pit stop of the race, kids must help Mickey and friends solve a problem. The pause–for-an-answer-format has been shown to be effective for learning. This app also recognizes kids' sound levels and has them tap answers.

Support

Mickey provides great instruction and feedback to help kids out and reinforce concepts. An icon links to other Disney apps.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Math

  • counting
  • shapes

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • memorization
  • problem solving

Kids can learn a variety of skills from counting and shapes to problem solving and memory. In each pit stop of the race, kids have to help Mickey and his friends solve a problem. They have to choose the right tool for the job, and then get through the obstacle by finding a specific shape or specific number of objects. Mickey provides great feedback to help kids out and to reinforce the concepts. Finally, a nice feature at the end is that Mickey goes back and reviews everything, which can help comprehension skills. Although the content may be limited as it's just one appisode, this is a merging of the best from the TV and app worlds.

This Learning Rating review was written by Cynthia Chiong

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What's it about?

In Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally appisode, kids can not only sit back and watch along, but they can also take an active part in the show. As Mickey hosts and moves the plot forward, he often pauses for kids to answer and tap, shake, swipe, or drag as necessary. The plot has a good amount of humor to keep kids laughing.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally appisode is a great example of taking something familiar and applying it to something new. The appisode provides just enough interactive elements to elevate it from the TV version, yet not too many so that kids lose sight that it's still a show. Mickey provides great instruction as well as feedback during the interactive tasks. The one drawback is that the interactive elements don't change, so once you've gone through the show there are no new surprises for next time.

Families can talk about...

  • Watch along and highlight the learning aspects (i.e. counting, shapes, etc.).

  • Connect elements from Mickey's Road Rally to your child's real car-ride experiences.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:May 24, 2012
Category:Education
Size:488.00 MB
Publisher:Disney
Version:1.01
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.1 or later

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 22, 2012
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LEARNING

mickey mouse clubhouse road rally a

new surprises for next time.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Adult Written byshawnnagoodcrow January 18, 2015
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3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING

IPAD AIR complications

I love the app it worked find on old iPad 4 but we updated to iPad air and it goes fine till it gets to the chipmunks landing on the car seat and repeats it self over and over and won't let u go past that part very disappointed my son loved it but can't see the whole thing anymore needs fixing
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Educator and Parent of a 3 year old Written byTKM2004 September 15, 2012
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3
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LEARNING

Good for Kids who like the show

Good counting, shapes, and interactivity.

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