It’s beach day at Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Wildlife Count Along, and Mickey and his pals need your help on their journey. So load up Donald’s beach ball, Goofy’s surfboard, Mickey’s camera, Daisy’s pail, and Minnie & Pluto’s kite into the car, help the pals climb in too, and hit the road to Mickey Beach!
Uh-oh! Mickey doesn’t do a very good job following road signs. As we follow his shortcut, the group heads into the hot and dry desert, finding lots of sand and sun, but no water. Mickey wants photos of their adventure anyway, and you get to count and capture images of wildlife, like coyotes, jackrabbits, and woodpeckers for his album.
Oh dear! Mickey makes another wrong turn and ends up at the arctic. Lots of water—frozen water—but certainly no sand or warm sun here. We’ll take pictures to preserve these memories too, and photograph increasing amounts of critters like polar bears, seals, and whales. Shake the screen to make it snow.
Next we venture through the forest. Tap the trees to turn autumn color, and shake the screen to make leaves fall. Take Snapshots of deer, bluebirds, or raccoons on your way to the beach…Oh no! The beach road is closed, so Mickey’s shortcut gets a little longer as we head through the rainforest. Shake the screen for a gentle rain as you take pictures of snakes, anteaters, frogs, and more.
Mickey and his pals finally arrive at Mickey Beach, capturing a few last images of the wildlife they see, snapping counting pictures of crabs, dolphins, fish and more. At the end of the trip, help Mickey arrange the pictures by groups of animals (1-10) in the photo album as the narrator directs and as Mickey cheers you on. Activities continue in which you compare which picture has more or less animals than the other image and where you can select which animal lives in each environment.
Geared toward preschool to early elementary aged children (my 7-year-old loves it!), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Wildlife Count Along is available for $1.99 in the Education category of Apple’s App Store for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Jodi Whisenhunt is the author of MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, and operates a blog by the same title. Her book is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and CreateSpace. (Kindle and Nook versions also available!) Come, think outside the textbook and stretch the walls of your home classroom with Walt Disney entertainment!
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Wildlife Count Along (chipandco.com)
- Are you Dreaming of a Disney Christmas while at WDW? (chipandco.com)
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