Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns provides a fun environment for children to learn various shapes and identify patterns. With Jake and the Never Land Pirates as the theme, children will enjoy learning as they complete a treasure hunt, dress up their pirate puppets, and play fun shape games.
- 3 Activities
- Animated illustrations
- Easy to use interface
Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns is a fairly intuitive app that is well organized and easy to use. The illustrations and short animations come straight from the Disney cartoon, so they are very clear and well done. There are minimal animations within the app and children are able to bring some of the illustrations to life by tapping the golden dust that appears, indicating an animation is available. The music and narration also comes straight from the cartoon and will be familiar to children who watch the cartoon.
One thing that seems a little off is in the Twilight Treasure Hunt section. When the narrated dialogue is playing, the animation doesn’t seem to match. For instance in one scene, Cubby is talking about the map and the animation included is a simple tilt of the head without having his lips move while he is speaking. Besides that one issue, the audio and visual quality of this app is very good.
Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns focuses on teaching children how to identify and draw various shapes as well as completing various patterns. The app provides a Twilight Treasure Hunt that children can follow with interactive games disbursed throughout. Jake’s Shape Games allows children to go straight to the games and skip the story entirely. The activities include matching shapes, drawing shapes by following a dotted line, as well as completing a pattern of shapes, all of which are great for young children.
Players also have an opportunity to practice their reading skills in the Twilight Treasure Hunt story as it is narrated with the text written above. The downside is that it does not include text highlighting. Adding this simple feature would further enhance the educational value of the app. With that said, children will still learn a lot about shapes and patterns since that is the main focus of the app.
While this app is primarily focused on educational features, it also includes a fun Pirate Puppets section that allows children to select a pirate outfit for their puppet. They also have the opportunity to add their photo to the puppet, record a pirate saying, and select music for their pirate puppet to dance to. Once all selections have been made, players get to watch their pirate puppet do a little dance to the chosen music while the recorded pirate saying is played. This activity is all about having fun and gives an added activity for children to enjoy.
Priced at just under three dollars, this app is a good deal. Children get to not only enjoy their favorite characters, but also read a story, interact with learning games, and create their own pirate puppet to play with. All-in-all this app is a good value and is one the pirate lover in your home will love too.
With no social media links or in-app purchases Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns is a great for children of all ages. The parent section is protected and includes advertisements for other Disney apps as well as tips on other interactive activities they can do with children to further enhance their learning.
Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns is a fun and educational app that is great for children of all ages as it teaches players to identify various shapes and complete patterns.