Classroom KinderBach: School Version App Review

Classroom KinderBach: School Version is filled with rich, child-friendly, FUN, early music instruction that is actually easy for parents to share and learn together with their children. Load the app onto your iDevice and you have portable, open-and go music instruction that is ready to enjoy again and again with your child as she learns to read notes, explore pitch, rhythm, and much more.

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Recorder Master App Review

App Name: Recorder Master Overall Rating: 5/5 Mom’s Rating: 5/5 Kids’ Rating: 5/5 Recommended Grades/Ages: Kindergarten, Grades 1-6 (recorder beginners of any age) Skills Developed: Music, Recorder, Ear Training, Rhythm Available On/Price: Free – iPad (iPad 2 only) Also available online for free (computer with microphone...

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Nutcracker Musical Storybook

The Nutcracker Musical Storybook is an utterly enchanting introduction to a core ballet for music appreciation. Whether you use this app to form a peg that you can later build on with a viewing of the full ballet, or you use it alone, it is really a magical experience that your children will ask to enjoy with you time after time.

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Boogie Bugs

Boogie Bugs is an intuitive exploration of rhythm and accompaniment that takes place an improvisational environment. If you’re interested in exploring the possibilities for the natural development of musical skills through play-based learning, Boogie Bugs is an excellent choice.

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Toddler Activity Island

With its high interest learning activities and thoughtful options and difficulty levels, Toddler Activity Island is a great value for preschoolers. Your little ones will have a lot of fun practicing and developing their early thinking skills with engaging games, enjoy some musical exploration, and enjoy a simple introduction to counting.

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Jellybean Tunes

Jellybean Tunes is a perfect blend of direct instruction with its simple music theory lessons, creative exploration, and it even helps to develop rhythm and performance skills with the recording features it incorporates. If you hope to introduce your child to simple music theory and the joys of playing with music, this is one app you won’t want to miss!

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Playtunes Piano

Playtunes Piano provides nearly endless possibilities for combining sound effects, background music, keyboard play and musical instrument types for creative, on-the-spot, musical exploration. Just as playing with letters and words provides young children with a rich foundation for future literacy, open-ended musical play can provide a sense of familiarity with music that can contribute to a music-rich environment, easing the way into future formal music studies.

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What Note Is This?

What Note Is This? is an ingenious app. After only a few sessions I have regained much of my long-lost music reading skills from my formal music lessons as a child. If you have a child who is learning to read music in your homeschool (or even yourself), this app will exponentially increase the ease with which the connections between written music, physical keys, and tones are made.

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Musical Me!

The fun, colorful, interactive design of this app (classic Duck Duck Moose) engages children quickly and encourages them to playfully explore the world of music in a non-threatening, easy-going environment. There are always some interactive extra characters around to tap on for fun, and the music quality is top-notch. Gentle, clear singing and soft instrumentation are very smooth and pleasant to listen to.

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