Does your child love the xylophone or anything else that makes noise? If so, they will LOVE Monster Chorus from ReignDesign. This app is a simple yet fun (and educational!) app that will keep your children amused for awhile — long enough for you to eat a (hot!) meal and maybe even get some groceries done in peace.
How it Works
Watch this video to see my daughter, Willow, playing with the iPad app, Monster Chorus:
Things I Love About the App
This app is one of Willow’s favourites and she’ll often point to the iPad and say, “Laaaa!” and I know that she means Monster Chorus. She loves the spaceships and the monsters that pop up from the planet from time to time. She also seems to be able to navigate the app very easily, which is a huge plus as we are often using these apps as a short-term distraction at restaurants, doing groceries, etc.
What I love about the app is that it is teaching her musical notes in a fun and easy way. It’s also a great way for her to get used to rhythm as she gets older and can use the app better. It’s a great educational tool that comes in a fun, kid-friendly package.
One of the things that drives me batty about the app is that when Willow is playing with it, she’ll often hit the record button by accident. When you press the record button, the sounds turn off while it is in record mode. She doesn’t understand what she’s done so she often gets frustrated and I have to hit stop and get her back to the normal mode. I wish there was a toddler lock on it or that the buttons weren’t so large.
Update: it appears that this has been fixed!
The other downside is that while some of the songs are included in the initial library, not all are so you will need to invest in other songs if your child grows bored of the songs that are there.
This is an awesome app that combines education and fun and in my opinion, is a must-have if your children use your iPad.
Age Range: 1-5 Years
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Learn more and grab your copy here.