Jake’s Never Land Pirate School

Age Scale: 4 and up

Device: iPad, iPhone, or iPod

Quick Line:  Disney Does It Again!

What Educators Need to Know:

Well, Shiver Me Timbers!  Even as I write this, I still can’t believe this app is FREE.  FREE!  My son is a big Disney fan, and Jake is a lovable character from a show bearing his name on the Disney Junior channel.  Now, I’m not saying that this app is 100% educational, but there is enough on it to make it a worthy addition to preschool or primary grade classroom iPads or iPods.  I recommend downloading it to an iPad, for both my husband and I had trouble seeing the graphics. Hey, no jokes here!  [For hints about my age, see my Brush of Truth review.]  But E didn’t bat an eye.  And he would have played for hours if I had let him!  The app consists of four “schools”:  Sailing, Pirate Band, Map and Spyglass, and Pixie Dust.  Our personal favorites include the Pirate Band and Pixie Dust.  Users learn to “play” five different instruments with the Pirate Band and make a pirate song with Bones and Sharky.  How perfect for my budding musician!  Then you are off to fly through mazes and trace simple shapes while following Pixie Dust.  This is especially important to my stubborn little preschooler who would much rather practice tracing shapes for his TEACHER than his MOTHER. Expect that your children will be willing to “walk the plank” to earn time with this fun-filled app!

Price: FREE


Jake's Never Land Pirate School - Disney