Interactive Live Explorers Teach Life Skills in Captain McFinn's Swim and Play App


 Can we talk about my techno-tot for just a minute? Observing the advancements in teaching younger learners both educational essentials and life skills utilizing technology is remarkable. The influence of interactive, educational apps in developing academic and social skills in our children's lives by delivering carefully selected, age-appropriate content for personalized instruction is to our kids' advantage. The benefits translate into a greater understanding of learning foundations and their functions in our world.

Thank you to the team from Captain McFinn's Swim and Play App for sponsoring this advertorial.

Challenging my 4 year-old with new and innovative educational apps to include into our curriculum of homeschool happenings is a very competitive task. Our newest addition to our educational app rotation is Captain McFinn’s Swim and Play app. In the bubbly, interactive app, Captain McFinn's Swim and Play uses live, interactive guided play, with real people or "Explorers" to respond in real time in response to your child's engagement with Captain McFinn’s interactive undersea world. Providing both education and entertainment, the app's content presents moral dilemmas and behavior models allowing children to "create positive change in their world by becoming good people."



"The goal of the Swim & Play app, as well as the entire Captain McFinn brand, is to help preschoolers (children ages 3-5) learn social and emotional skills that they need to get along with others and be successful in school and life – such as sharing and politeness, playing as a group, being thankful and respecting others."


Swimming along with Captain McFinn and his friends, we adventured through three underwater worlds – Sand Dusty Reef, the home of Captain McFinn, Riff Raff Reef, focusing on preventing bullying behaviors, and The Unsmashable Cross Section, a sunken ship that focuses on using proper manners in everyday life. Each world offers plenty of opportunities to explore with McFinn characters, view cartoons and music videos plus drawing, music and reading activities. 

- Live video stream allowing interaction with a live McFinn Explorer
- Daily learning activities guided by a live McFinn Explorer
- Over 200 animated hot spots with fun McFinn characters
- Badges for activity completion
- Drawing Tool
- Sand Castle Building Game
- Dress Up game
- Music Game
- Option to share creations with the Explorer
- Chat Box for asking the Explorer questions
- Clap Button for cheering on other users
- Full length McFinn episodes and music videos

Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play app offers kids teachable moments developing essential life skills that are useful at home, in school and in daily social settings. Featuring colorful badges that we earned by completing fun activities, my son especially enjoyed the clap button allowing him the chance to clap for other players, himself, Captain McFinn and every fishy friend floating along. Also included is a helpful chat box for parents to gain valuable information and support, after patiently awaiting for my, I mean, their turn to explore.

Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play holds the honor of being one of select premier children’s entertainment brands featured in nabi Elev-8’s content lineup. Fuhu, Inc., created the award-winning nabi Elev-8 tablet, recognized as being the most advanced and powerful kid-focused tablet currently on the market in technology solutions for families.

Previously available by subscription only, Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play is currently available in the Apple Store and through Google Play. Visit captainmcfinn.com for additional information.

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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.