Are your kids’ keener on Lightning McQueen than on maths? Well, it’s hardly surprising. But Disney’s new Cars: Numbers & Counting app combines the two.
Released under the company’s Disney Connected Learning banner, this is part racing game and part educational app based around numbers and counting. You may have guessed that from the name…
The app is aimed at 4-6 year-olds and features locations from Cars including Porto Corsa, Tokyo and Radiator Springs.
“Race your car on the track as fast as you can while steering around obstacles, passing Lightning McQueen’s competitors, and collecting power-ups. Unlock different tracks and race in exciting destinations from the Cars universe,” explains its App Store listing.
“Quick pit stops allow you to become a hi-performance mechanic choosing and counting the correct parts to get the car back on the track fast! Numbers and counting have never been so much fun!”
One neat-sounding feature: “parent enabled gift unlocks and player achievement notifications” through Disney’s Parent App on Facebook, so you can keep abreast of your child’s progress. Disney stresses that this is optional, and also that your kids won’t encounter any non-Disney advertising or in-app purchases while playing.
Here’s the bad news for us Brits: the app isn’t available here in the UK yet. For now, it appears to be US-only, which is a shame.
Still, if you’re Stateside with one or more young Cars lovers in your household, it looks well worth a spin. Cars: Numbers & Counting costs $3.99 on the App Store, and runs on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.