Director Jewels: Captain McFinn's Swim & Play {App Review}

Monday, November 30, 2015

Captain McFinn's Swim & Play {App Review}

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.

In our house, you can never go wrong if there's a sea creature involved, so when I was given the chance to take a peek at Captain McFinn's Swim & Play app, I was all for it. Captain McFinn's Swim & Play features an interactive underwater world that's filled with educational games and activities.

My son is never one to shy away from testing an app, so he was excited to get set up and check it out! Captain McFinn's is unique because the activities are all led by a LIVE instructor! I have to admit that I found this a little strange at first - but after we tried it out, the idea grew on me. Basically, the instructor watches the interaction of everyone who is currently playing the app and is able to compliment them on the games they play or the art they create, and lead them to additional fun activities in the app that day! It's pretty neat! While kids can see and hear the instructor, the instructors are not able to see the kids who are playing - they can only see their activities through the fish characters they use. If you don't want your child's name revealed, just pick a nickname to use when signing on!

The app is designed to feature prosocial topics like sharing, playing together, being respectful, and more, for 3-5 year olds. My kids both fit that age range now, so I think we will enjoy this app for quite some time!

My little guy will be five years old in a few months. He has enjoyed letting the fish play with musical instruments, mermaids, and more - and one of his favorite parts is the daily video featuring one of the lessons for preschoolers. This week, he learned about empathy!

There's an art studio that inspires creativity. Both of my kids love to create masterpieces here!

Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play app is also featured in the nabi Elev-8, Fuhu’s most advanced and powerful kid-focused tablet to date. Fuhu, Inc., is the creator of the award-winning nabi® tablet and the foremost innovator in high technology solutions for families.

The underwater world is fun to explore whether or not there is an instructor watching or if you're doing a specific activity or not. The ocean is filled with interesting things every time you log on - sunken pirate ships and mermaids, interactions with other creatures, and much more! I have had to give my son time limits each time he has played this app and he's never been thrilled about turning it off when the time ran out.

You can follow along with Captain McFinn's Swim & Play on all their social media channels:

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube | Instagram

The app is just $2.99 and is available through the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.

What's your favorite sea creature? You may just find it in this super fun app!

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