Magikid Circus by MagiKid is a app available both in English and Simplified Chinese set at the Circus. You can move around a variety of stages to perform a number of different shows while seeing some culture and learning about new locations. As a director, your child can choose a scene, select their stage, select the characters and decide how they want them to perform within the app. Once your child has added their own narration, action and other features they are ready to make a live recording of his theater production. Stages within the app include United States, Canada, Circus Theme, Greenland and Italy which allow you to see a variety of characters and their clothing.
I really enjoyed the creativity of this app as it enabled you to use a variety of characters to make a scene and interact with each other. I also enjoyed that you could record it for later playback to showcase the different movements along with the raindrops, and characters within the app. It would be really neat if you could take people from different cultures and move them to different stages to show that we are truly a global society – and that would enable children to learn about different cultures while experimenting.
This app has a number of external links which can be accessed including iTunes, email and others. They need to be hidden or somehow childproofed. In addition, when a child records a show it should automatically save it on the iPad rather than asking them to create a name – this will prevent frustration if a wrong button is pushed. I would also like to see a lock put on before you can directly upload the video to an external site to prevent kids from doing this in error. Another suggestion is that some of the culture for the particular stages didn’t seem 100% on target – that could be something that you wish to address in a future update. Within the app, your child can learn about Learn about the Italian Leaning Tower of Pisa, The American Bald Eagle and more just to name a few of the options. I saw a few Chinese words pop in at times even when I had selected the English version of the app, and this should be addressed in a future update.
This app is aimed at elementary school children and older primarily because of the narration and scripting involved in putting together these scenes. Although a younger child could put the scene together, it is greatly enriched by having the narration, dialog and creative play of an older child. The app is brightly animated and fun to play with – pieces are not easily lost due to the strings attached and the characters are fun to watch as they move around.
Magikid Circusby Magikid
Category: Education, Family, Games, Kids
Requirements: Compatible with all
Size: 86.7 MB
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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.
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