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Kids Song Planet - children sing along and nursery rhymes music app

August 14, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Play, sing and tap-tap-tap ...

From MoobleGum and created with Kwiksher software, this is a colorful and highly interactive app with a hip design and enticing animations. The front cover has a cool graphic of a planet spinning with six images shown on its surface. Tap any one of them and then tap the 'play' button to enter a single screen presentation of a popular nursery rhyme set to music. These catchy tunes include:

I've Been Working on the Railroad

Old MacDonald had a Farm

Oh, Señor Don Gato Was a Cat

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain (When She Comes)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

Each of this app's six pages is packed with dozens of hidden games and tappable enhancements that young children will love. An interactive piano can also be revealed, although it is a bit challenging to follow along with the music. Children's voices sing the songs with text above it for singing along. It would be nice to see highlighting word-for-word added, but otherwise the presentation is polished and well-made with intuitive settings.

The inclusion of mini-games, sound effects and animated interactive touchpoints throughout this title, make it a very engaging way to teach children these well-loved songs. However, the best parts of this edutainment app may also make it too overstimulating for some youngsters, especially at naptime or bedtime. While the sheer number of things to tap (mostly unrelated to the songs), can reduce the educational value of an app like this one, Kids Song Planet is sure to be a hit with the preschool crowd. There is so much to do and explore in this title that smiles and giggles are as guaranteed as having these catchy tunes stuck in your head.

Recommended.

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August 14, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
MoobleGum

Developer:
francois walter

Length (time):
12 - 30 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 2 - 5 +

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
6 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Kids Song Planet - children sing along and nursery rhymes music app

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Kids Song Planet is a brand new sing along app featuring children’s favorite songs with beautiful hand-painted illustrations. It’s a fun and creative musical application allowing kids to interact and play with cute characters that will come to life with a single tap. Choose a song and you will be transported to a world full of color, interactivity, friendly characters and funny surprises!! 

A special piano mode will teach your child how to play the melody. It is designed to be easy to learn and play: simply tap the notes when they become red to play the melody! 

With more than 100 interactive elements in 6 songs, 2 mini games, and with the possibility to play the tune together with the song, your kids will have hours of fun playing!

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Song Selector, Play, Home, Keyboard On/Off, Music On/Off, Help/Parents section with Links to: AppStore, Facebook, Web

App Release Date:
2013-07-21

 






Size: 42.51 MB

Version: 1.2

Lite Version Available: Yes

 

 

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