I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Captain McFinn. I received a complimentary subscription to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Based on the popular Captain McFinn storybook character, the #SwimandPlay app brings Sand Dusty Reef to life in this preschool learning game! Available for iPad devices, Captain McFinn Swim & Play is the first-ever children’s app to offer an interactive live host!
More about the Captain McFinn Swim & Play App
As the child plays the app, the host praises them by name on their accomplishments. As a parent, I think this is a really cool idea! Children need tons of praise and accolades to encourage and grow their confidence, and this app helps to do just that.
During the game the host will suggest that players play certain activities that offer important pro-social life lessons, such as kindness and sharing. They will guide the children to locate the orange starfish which offers a tunnel to the secret activity, like showing their artistic side by creating a fun painting or record their own song!
The kids are encouraged to share their masterpieces with the host, who then makes it available for the other children to see and cheer for the child with the “clap” button.
While swimming around Sand Dusty Reef, your little ones can double-click characters like a large whale, seahorses, and even Captain McFinn himself! The app also encourages good hygiene by allowing the fish to brush their teeth and earn awards!
Speaking of awards, children can earn all kinds of awards for completing different activities, including picking up trash in the sea.
L loves playing the Captain McFinn Swim & Play app. His favorite activity is painting. And when asked, he said his favorite character is Captain McFinn and the Octopus. I like that his creativity is flourishing while learning important life lessons. The app is really fun and engaging.
Swim & Play allows children and their parents to touch content in a way that’s never been done – and all in a secure setting alongside their friends. The app is available in the Apple iTunes Store using a subscription service of 1, 3, or 6 month periods. It requires a Wi-Fi connection for use. Learn more about Captain McFinn on their youtube page!
To have the best interactive experience with live hosts, play during the hours of 7am-7pm PST. If you have a preschooler at home, I definitely recommend giving Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play app a try!
The app complies with all COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) safety standards, so although parents/children can see the host, the host cannot see them. Through proprietary technology, the host reacts to prompts, responses and creations by the child and texts from the parent (through a secure chat box) to make the interactive experience truly customized.