We have reviewed a number of the Disney Storybook Deluxe apps, and Planes is our favorite by far! It is flying high above the rest! Children can choose from 3 activities: Read and Fly, Race and Fly, and Scan and Fly. In Read and Fly mode, children can read the story of the film and activate animation and real film clips as they read. The child can read it himself or have it narrated! Or, you can record your own narration…what a great way to encourage early readers! They love listening to themselves read.
In Race and Fly mode, the “tilt-and-play” technology allows children to race along with Dusty and the other planes! In this mode, children can choose a plane and then guide it through the race by tilting your device. CW loves this mode. He enjoys the interaction of the tilt-and-play technology, especially adding altitude. And I love that it gives him enough chances to make it through each “level” without leading him to be frustrated. He also loves selecting different scenes (the train tunnel is his favorite). Kids can earn the ability to be other pilots (they start as Dusty) and they can earn new scenes as well. They can also choose to be a Trainee, Pilot, or Captain (sort of like Easy, Medium, and Hard).
In Scan and Fly mode, children can collect “planes cards” for a planes album containing their favorite characters! You simply scan any Disney Planes logo. Each logo unlocks a new plane!
The animation and interaction are the best we’ve seen from the Storybook Deluxe apps, and CW found the racing game particularly engaging! Race into the fun with the Planes Storybook Deluxe App, available on iTunes!
Kristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.
Babies Gotta Have It received the Disney Planes Storybook Deluxe App free for purposes of review. As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and weren’t influenced by anyone.