Hope you all had a fabulous new years eve and are enjoying the first month of the new year. Today i am here to review an interesting app for kids called Magic Joey. One thing that all of us moms don’t want our kids to do is watching too much of TV, mobile, tablets, etc. Do you agree with me? Well if I tell you that you can let your kids watch phone/tablet, and not have to feel guilty about allowing them to see the phone or tablet and that too in an educational manner, i.e., digital learning. Don’t believe me? Read on while I introduce you to the concept of augmented reality.
Now, what is the concept of augmented reality? Augmented reality is a live view of a real-world environment whose elements are elevated by computer-generated sensory input like sound, video, and graphics. Sounds interesting? Let me introduce you to Magic Joey. Magic Joey is an augmented reality app that is developed for kids. Developed by augmented works, they currently have 2 products: 1. Magic Sketz – 3D coloring books for your kids. 2. Magic Cards – 3D cards for toddlers to help them learn.
- Jungle Animals
- Pet Animals
- Sea Animals
- Transport vehicles
- Fruits and vegetables
Suitable for kids of age 2-7
Review of Magic Cards
I had selected the A-Z cards. This package came with 26 cards, one card for each alphabet. Every card introduces the kids to the wonderful world of animals and birds.
The cards came in a well packed and sturdy packaging. Easy to carry during traveling.
The cards are durable, but the cards can be much thicker so that the kids don’t fold them.
The user interface of the app is uncomplicated.
You can download a demo version, try and then buy if you’re satisfied.
- To download the demo version, Install the Magic Joey Application
- Log in to the app
- Download the demo file or From the app request the demo file to be emailed.
- Print the file and color the image. Tap on Try Demo.
- Tap I have Prints Ready
- Focus the screen on the colored image
- Experience Magic Joey
How to Use
- Download the app from Playstore or App Store
- Launch the app on your phone or tablet
- You will need to Register if you’re a first time user. If you are already registered, tap on Sign In. You can also connect to your Facebook account.
- To Register, fill the email and password details, and tap on Register.
- This screen appears.
- You can
- Try Demo
- Watch help videos
- Buy magic products
- Scan the OR code provided on the box to activate
- Scan the magic cards to see the magic happen
- You can see the animals in action.
- Can hear the sounds
- Know the spellings of the characters
- See the 3D view of the characters
- Image of the character can also be saved
What I like
- Unique animals with alphabets like Iguana, Unicorn, etc.
- Colorful Images
- Spellings of the characters
- Works offline after activation
What can be improved
The cards can be made sturdier
Review of Magic Sketz
The Magic Sketz book is a coloring book suitable for kids 4+. I selected the sea animals book out of the three options available. Each page has one coloring activity, and the corresponding page has multiple activities like puzzles, riddles, origami instructions to recreate the coloring object, and facts about the object being colored.
How to use
- Color the image
- Scan the QR code to activate
- Lay the book on a flat surface and scan the image
- Enjoy the characters that your kid has colored live
Do’s and Dont’s
- Use color pencils or crayons
- Avoid dark markers
- Keep the colors inside the image
- The colored image must be kept on a flat surface
Note: Working internet connection is required to download the image.
What I like
- Big pictures that are easy for the kids to color
- Interesting facts about each image
- Activities related to each image
Where to buy
Magic Cards: 499INR
Magic Sketz: 299INR
Thehappymumma rating: 4.5/5
Hope you enjoyed reading this review and utilize your kids’ screen time educationally and interactively.
Until next time,