Apps are part of my life. My kids always seem to know about the coolest new apps and have a list of ones they want to download. So I love it when I discover something before they do! Stan Lee’s Kids Universe App is my latest discovery and my kids have been loving it!
This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Stan Lee’s Kids Universe App
Stan Lee’s Kids Universe app is one of three character-driven apps from Playing Forward.
The Playing Forward apps are designed to support the social-emotional development of our kids. The apps offer entertaining storytelling, movie-quality visual effects, and Augmented Reality.
Playing Forward is all about creating digital experiences that ignite our children’s imaginations. As a former classroom and technology teacher, I love the work Playing Forward is doing!
They’ve done extensive research in social-emotional learning but also bring rich backgrounds in the entertainment industry.
The results are some pretty cool new apps that I’ve been enjoying as much as the kids!
ABOUT STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE APP
In Stan Lee’s Kids Universe app we meet the first character for kids from Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. If you’re a Marvel fan, I think you’ll love seeing how Stan Lee is bringing his talent to our kids.
Dex T-Rex is the star of the app! He’s also a dinosaur so when he plays, he’s not always gentle. The kids follow Dex T-Rex as he realizes that the way he plays isn’t so great for the world around him.
By following Dex T-Rex, kids learn and develop critical social skills including understanding how their actions may affect others.
Kids can experience the story in Stan Lee’s Kids Universe app in two different ways:
- Read along, listen, or watch the animated 3D story.
- Play with Dex T-Rex in Augmented Reality.
Both ways showcase engaging storytelling and incredible graphics that will keep your kids interested. You can download the app now!
Stan Lee’s Kids Universe app is rated ages 4+ and is compatible with Apple devices with iOS 11.0 or later:
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus,
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus,
- iPhone SE,
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus,
- iPhone X,
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (1st and 2nd generations),
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (1st and 2nd generations),
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (1st and 2nd generations),
- iPad (2017, 5th generation)
It’s also available on Google Play for Android as well!
HOW TO PLAY STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE APP
The first step to getting your kids started is to DOWNLOAD Stan Lee’s Kids Universe app.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, there are a few things you can do to personalize the experience. You can enter the settings mode by touching the three lines.
Then your child can choose their favorite colors and patterns to personalize Dex T-Rex!
If your child decides to play in story mode, it’s easy to move through the story. To turn the page, all they have to do is swipe left.
They can touch to turn the narration on and off. If they move the iPhone or iPad around they can also explore the world Dex lives in. Clicking on the butterflies on the screen will change the view.
A simple tap will switch the app to AR mode. Dex T-Rex will become part of your kids’ world. He can respond to their touch as he scampers about over blocks and books.
They can also adjust how close or far away Dex T-Rex appears.
WHY LET THE KIDS PLAY STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE APP
I think that Stan Lee’s Kids Universe app from Playing Forward is a great addition to our phones and tablets.
It’s very simple for the kids to use and they enjoy playing it. But learning is also happening. As they play and explore with Dex T-Rex, they learn about how actions and choices impact others and the world we live in.
In my experience, when the kids learn through play, they remember what they learned.
There are many apps that give my kids the opportunity to practice and grow their academic skills, but finding one that focuses on the social-emotional skills is more difficult to find.
Download the app now and give your kids the opportunity to learn important lessons through play!
PLAYING FORWARD NYC WEEKEND SWEEPSTAKES
To celebrate the launch of the apps, Playing Forward is hosting the NYC Weekend Sweepstakes!
The grand prize is a STEAM-powered weekend of play and exploration in Manhattan!
The grand prize includes air transportation, two-night hotel stay, a Visa gift card for meals, and museum tickets for a family of four.
One runner-up will win a new 9.7-inch, 32GB Apple iPad with WiFi Connectivity! (It’s perfect for enjoying the Playing Forward apps!)
Learn more about the sweepstakes and enter for your chance to win!