Music education is beyond many parents' scope of knowledge. We will have to rely on apps like Kangaroo Jump! Leap! Bounce! Music Education for Your Kids to teach our children about concepts like staccato and legato. This app integrates music education in an interactive book that will implant music education into your children without your having to know all of these fancy terms.
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Kangaroo Jump! Leap! Bounce! Music Education for Your Kids by Aedify is a music education app meant to teach children about various musical components within the scope of an interactive book and game. This app is one in a series of apps that teach various musical components using the classical music of Saint-Saens. This French composer is known for his Carnival of Animals suite. Each of the fourteen pieces teaches a different musical idea. This app focuses on jumping kangaroos and teaching the difference in duration of notes - staccato and legato.
The app begins with a much better description of its purpose than I can write here as well as the learning objectives of each of the apps in the collection. Next comes a help page, and then begins the story. In a pull-tab style story, follow a family of kangaroos on sports day. Manipulate the kangaroos using pull tabs similar to those found in pop-up books. On each page, pull up a tab to learn many facts about kangaroos. At the end of the story, help Aunt Kangaroo find her Joey by first watching the visual images of staccato and legato and then participating in the hunt. Tap each of the short notes and hold the long notes as you help the aunt find her baby.
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To say I have little knowledge of music is a wild understatement. So I appreciate anything that will help me, should my child want to know more about this topic. This app is a really neat spin on music education. With all of the facts about kangaroos we learned, I almost forgot this was a musical app until the end. I loved that it gives kids a chance to practice note duration in a way that fits with the story well. I also like that it uses real, classical music. I feel it's important to expose children to all types of music to allow them to form their own opinions. This app allows my son to play with classical music in a way that also teaches him a musical concept.
Overall, Kangaroo Jump! Leap! Bounce! Music Education for Your Kids is a neat way of teaching musical concepts to young children in a way that will implant the knowledge without overstating it. Even without the musical education, the sheer amount of kangaroo facts is also a great touch. I'd like to check out some of the other apps in the series to see if I can get my son to have some glimmer of musical knowledge.
Kangaroo Jump! Leap! Bounce! Music Education for Your Kids is availabe for downlaod via the iTunes App Store and Android -Google Play - - Free for iPad Mini - No ads and No IAP!!!
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This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, teacher, and technology coach. You can fit what she knows about music into a thimble. She also admits that she had to look up staccato and legato before writing this reveiw. You can follow her ed. tech. blog at The iLesson Lady.
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