Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App
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.
As a work-at-home mom, I often find myself having my daughter tag along to meetings, events and the like. While she is a good sport about it, she does often get bored and let’s be honest, it is much easier to let her play on my phone than hear her whine and complain she is bored. I really do not like downloading random apps on my phone that I know nothing about, as often times they cause more of a problem with freezing up, in-app purchases and who knows what else! If she is going to play on my phone, I want it to be something not brain numbing.
My daughter recently starting playing the Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App.
The Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App is available through iTunes and works on at least iOs 8. While the recommended age is 3-5 years old, my 7 year old enjoys sneaking a game here and there too. In order to play the app, you do need to have a Wi-Fi connection, so it won’t work in places like the car.
The first task to complete on the app is to choose a brightly colored fish and give it a name. Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App takes place in an underwater habitat, which both of my kids love to explore.
Here is where Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App becomes different than any other game we’ve played before!
A core part of learning is more than just knowing your ABC’s. It’s knowing good social skills like sharing, teamwork, being kind, anti-bullying and more. Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App teaches these things and more.
The kids love to be apart of a larger community in Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App by being cheerleaders for the other players in the game.
Wait, other players in the game?
Yes! When you play between the hours of 7a-7p PST, your child will be led through the game with the other players by a LIVE person. The live hosts in the app walk your child through the app, cheer them on and even mention them by their name! Mom or Dad (or your child even) can message the host. Although you will see the host riding around in their submarine, the host will not see your child.
We really like the Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play App keeps the kids engaged and interested in learning. Because of the host, the game play is different and new each time!