Monkey Tunes Music Ed App Review
This review is for: Monkey Tunes
Kid/Student Ratings: **** 4/5
Teacher/Parent Ratings: *** 3/5
Educational Value: Excellent
Price: $0.99 (also available free in lite version)
Age Recommended: 3 and up
Skills Developed: Memory of sequence of instruments played by the monkey
App Tested on iPad
Good Stuff about this music ed app: This cute monkey lives on an island where a cargo crate full of instruments was dropped. The monkey plays each instrument and the idea is that you attempt to play back the instruments in the correct order he played them in. FUN!!
As you play, the sequences get a little bit longer, and more instruments are added. The kids I tested this with just giggled and giggled the whole time they were playing this app.
Memory skills are critical in music education, and this app fits the bill for sure! A perfect game for the waiting room of any music school.
Our Wish List: The instruments all take up one beat in the sequences but the guitar that the monkey plays uses up more than one beat, so sometimes you can’t hear the other instrument when it plays. When two guitars are played in a row, they overlap which is quite confusing to the younger students. I hope the developers see this and fix it. It’s such a great game otherwise.
My Love: I love that there are so many levels, and that it is not too complicated to pass them one at a time. The monkey plays in different places (beach, circus, etc.) after so many levels are passed. Lots of levels for these kids – they love that!
Summary: All-in-all we feel that Monkey Tunes is a fun, motivating game that stimulates memory skills while using music instrument sounds and visuals. It’s a pretty darn okay app. The kids love it!
Purchase Monkey Tunes in iTunes for iPad for: $0.99
Purchase Monkey Tunes in iTunes for iPhone/Pod for: $0.99
Have you already downloaded and used this app? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think! Thanks -Rebecca