Music With Grandma


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Best of the Best
$$2.99

  • Music With Grandma
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  • Last modified: July 20, 2017
  • Quality
    Editor: 100%
  • Education
    Editor: 100%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 100%
  • Value
    Editor: 80%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Put on your dancing shoes and hone your musical knowledge as you boogie with Grandma.

App Info

Price: $2.99
AppStore User Rating: Download on the App Store

Overview

Kids’ favorite digital grandma is ready to boogie and help them learn about music. She has the moves and the knowledge to teach kids all they need to know. Through the app’s activities, kids will learn about musical notes, patterns, and instruments. They’ll also get to have fun playing and listening to music with Grandma.

Features include:

  • Play different instruments
  • Learn musical notation
  • Discover different sounds
  • Have fun with music

Quality

Before kids jump into the app, parents and teachers should take a moment to check out the settings. There they can select which games appear in the app. For younger kids with little musical knowledge, parents will want to focus on games such as instrument sounds, musical sorting, and memory match. Older kids who are learning how to read and play music will be more prepared for activities such as the music stand match-up, musical sorting, and musical patterns. The games rotate as kids interact with the app. As kids play, they’ll experience crisp and clear sounds that help them learn what the instruments sound like. They’ll also get a chance to interact with a few instruments and play some tunes of their own.

Education

This app appeals to two different groups of kids. Younger kids who simply enjoy listening to and playing around with instruments will enjoy matching and sound games. They’ll also have fun playing the keyboard, timpani, and other percussion instruments in between games. Older kids who are beginning to think about playing instruments will benefit from the activities that teach them key musical terms and symbols. Parents and teachers can customize the activities in the settings section to ensure that the games kids see are appropriate for their level. However, the games are designed in such a way that even kids who do not know the terms can eventually get through them with trial and error.

Entertainment

Grandma is such a fun and encouraging character. When kids successfully complete a game, she breaks out in some smooth dance moves and offers positive reinforcement. Grandpa, who is less musically-inclined, pops up every so often to try his hand at playing different musical instruments. In between the games, the app also gives kids the chance to play different musical instruments. They’ll get to enjoy playing a timpani, testing out different percussion instruments, and even making silly sounds with a keyboard.

Value

There are multiple games and fun activities for kids to enjoy in this app. It’s priced comparably to other apps in the series and offers a focus on music that you won’t find in many apps. For kids who love music and want to learn more about it, it’s a great value.

Child Friendliness

A settings icon and more apps icon appear at the top of the main screen. The settings area is protected by a parental lock which asks for the year of birth. Kids can access the more apps section and see other apps in the series, but access to those apps is also protected by a parental block.

  • Protected parent area (can contain external links & social media)
  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • NO in-app purchase
  • YES “more apps” (protected, but visible)

Put on your dancing shoes and hone your musical knowledge as you boogie with Grandma.

$$2.99
Editor rating
Rated 5 stars