This post is sponsored and in collaboration with MagicFlix and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
Growing up, there weren't many options for educational entertainment like there are today. Essentially, I had two choices: rush to the television to watch Sesame Street at 3pm every day and hope that Abuela hadn't seized the tube for her mid-afternoon novelas or, learn from one of the lessons my mom taught my little brother shortly after one of his many mischievous "adventures". Today with the amount of technology accessible to children, things are very different. Kids have a lot more options to choose from, most in the palm of their hand.
Being an elementary school teacher, I spend a considerable amount of time around younger children. I'm also a mom of a 4 yr old who like many of my students is more open to learning through electronic devices and apps. The problem however is that for a parent, and even for teachers, it can be a full time job trying to keep your kids from stumbling upon the latest inappropriate ad or video online. You can't really just hand your phone over to your kid and say "Here's YouTube, learn stuff". And really, I can only take so much of the Disney Junior app at a time. This is why I love MagicFlix!
MagicFlix is a new video app developed specifically for kids 12 and under but with concerned parents in mind. Created by moms for moms, this app curates videos from around the world. These videos are not just educational but most importantly, age-appropriate and safe for kids to watch. I recently downloaded the app and had a look through it as I do with any other before I give it to my little one. I've got to say, I really enjoyed it. It's simple to understand and navigate with a great blend of positive edu-tainment. Thankfully, MagicFlix is not the average mindless entertainment, the app covers videos across different fields like Science, Math, the Animal Kingdom and more. Kids can learn how spaceships fly or watch a momma giraffe feed her baby calf. And get this, it's even got an excellent selection of videos in Spanish! Which is great because as a Latina I've always wanted to make sure my baby doesn't lose her Spanish in a mostly English speaking country.
All in all, my daughter really loves it and I don't have to worry about some pop-up or in app commercial trying to sell "stamina" pills to my baby. Learning is obviously very important to me as a teacher but its equally important for me as a mom. I've looked at and tested many educational apps in the past but none have really impressed me overall the way MagicFlix has. MagicFlix comes preloaded on most kids' tablets and is available on the iPad, iPhone (just released!) and android. If you're looking for an engaging, worry free educational app for your kids, that wont rot their brain, then you must download this one! Learn more about downloading MagicFlix HERE.
|Watching some MagicFlix videos while mami cooks dinner.|