Skills Developed: Music Enthusiasm and Appreciation, Memory, Written Music familiarity.
App Tested on iPad/iPhone
Good Stuff about this app: If you have small children you will enjoy this music ed. app. It’s a great past time for young kids. Memory, Rhythm, Movement, Instruments, and Notes are among some of the components included.
Note that it is for the very young.
There are different pages within this app that you navigate through with the single touch of a cute, hovering mouse. He takes you to the different parts within the app where you can explore music while listening to a happy lady sing folk songs to you. It’s very cheery!
I found a video from the makers. I thought you might like to look and see if this app suits your family.
Our wish list: While this app is very cute, I don’t really see any teaching going on. It’s mostly exploration. The repeat the pitch page is probably the most education and works on memory with pitch and site recognition.
I searched and searched for something within this app that actually tells the kids how to play the songs to the beat. It just doesn’t. The birds fly by, you touch them and they each play a pitch to the song the app aims for you to play. But, unless you tap in the correct rhythm it doesn’t sound much like the song at all. There is no feedback, only just a bongo playing in the background. Maybe there needs to be some direction here?
For the non-teaching reasons, I kept this app at more of an exploration game for children between the ages of 0 and 4.
My Love: I love the outer-space page where memory, site, and pitch are explored. Do Re Mi are sung and the planets light up with super happy faces. Your job is to tap the correct ones in the order they were first presented. You either get an “oops” or a “you did it!” Feedback is super important when a skill is trying to be learned.
The little girls I tested it with spent the most time on this page.
Summary: All-in-all we think this app is pretty darn cute for the youngins. Small children will love to spend loads of time exploring each page within. Oh, and making the cow jump over the moon is pretty fun!
Purchase Musical Me! in iTunes for iPad for: $1.99
Purchase Musical Me! in iTunes for iPhone/Pod for: $1.99
Have you already purchased, downloaded and used this app? Leave us a comment and let us know what you thought. Thanks – Rebecca
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