App Review: It’s a Small World

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App Review: It's a Small World

The iconic Disney Parks attraction, “It’s a Small World,” is now available on your iPad, iPhone or iPod! A new animated storybook app available now on iTunes takes readers on a musical and interactive adventure. The Disney Publishing Worldwide team filled the app with special touches, including innovative ride-and-explore technology, tap-and-play interactivity, “it’s a small world” sing-along, and a special finale where readers learn to say “Hello!” in sixteen languages.

App Description “It’s a Small World”
Experience Walt Disney’s “it’s a small world” ride, song and lyrics in an inspiring new way. This animated app takes readers on a world-class adventure packed with whimsical interactivity, beautiful artwork, and unforgettable music.

Featuring the original Sherman Brothers’ song lyrics, this simple, poetic story encourages kids to meet new people, explore new places, and discover that it’s a small world, after all. You’ll span the globe, traveling over snowy Russian hilltops, across sunny African plains, and through deep ocean waters. Rich, surprising interactivity brings each new destination to life. Plus, a special sing-along feature lets kids to join in the musical celebration!

App Review: It's a Small World

Highlighted Features
•Innovative ride-and-explore technology
•Engaging, high-quality animation
•Irresistible tap-and-play interactivity
•Special “it’s a small world” sing-along activity
•Plus, learn to say “Hello!” in sixteen languages!

Bottom line
This app is an interactive storybook app where you can go through the verses of the iconic Disney song “It’s a Small World” and trigger different sounds and animations using the touchscreen. Fans of the Disney Park attraction will no doubt enjoy the tribute to the classic art presentation and the memorable soundtrack. The younger set will enjoy activating the sounds of the various animals and children sounding much like their theme park counterparts.

Two cool features to note is the way you can select the various parts of the world using the rotating wheel icon. As a parent it could unlock a world of opportunities to talk about different countries and cultures. Too much education you say? I think not. What a great gateway into the greater world making a great experience for both the child and parent. The final scene of the worldwide trip gives the reader a chance to hear “hello” as said by the featured culture’s language as well as choreograph your own fireworks display.

If you don’t mind hearing the tune over and over in your head, and yes, you will be humming it all day after using this app and enjoy a virtual trip on “The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed” than this app is for you. Great training for your kids as you prepare them for your next visit to Epcot’s World Showcase.

App Review: It's a Small World

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad and is $3.99 USD and is rated for 4 years and up.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

App Review: It's a Small World


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