App Review: Video Review of Monster Chorus (iPad)

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.

App Downsides

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.

Final Thoughts

This is an awesome app that combines education and fun and in my opinion, is a must-have if your children use your iPad.

Platform: iPad
Developer: ReignDesign
Cost: $0.99
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.


Erin Blaskie
Erin is a mom to a very outgoing little girl named Willow. Willow was born three years after Erin and her husband decided to start planning their family. Erin is the owner of an online media agency and also vlogs much of her life on YouTube. She loves reading, writing and sharing her life with others. You can find her blogging at http://allthelittlelights.com/.
Erin Blaskie
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Comments

  1. Awesome!! Thanks for the review I’m def. getting it for my on now! He Los loves the PBS kids app. And monkey preschool lunchbox. He’s 15 months :)

  2. . Thanks, i’ve been looking for age appropriate apps! Another one I found is called Toddler by JCB systems. It has a picture of an elephant as the icon. It’s a great starter on how to use the iPad.

    Learn French and play is another one of my child’s favourites. It’s by Bacarox. I think she is a little young for it as she still drags her finger across the screen and causes it to say a lot of words at once but will help her to identify things in French. It’s one she will grow into.

    Peekaboo in the forest is very cute. My daughter try’s to manuveur her head to look around the objects that the little character is hiding behind. She loves when the little monster says Peekaboo. It is by BFTV.

    I’d love to hear other suggestions!

    Mom of a 16mth old :)

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