Monday, May 26, 2014
Top 25 Music Apps For Kids (best creative educational Android kids apps)
One thing I always look for in an app for my kids is the opportunity for creative expression. I love music apps for that reason, because more often than not they give kids a chance to create. Today's Top Apps Tuesday list is all about music, instruments and composition. There are apps for the littlest members in your household as well as some more challenging and useful apps for older kids including teens. With names such as Chicco, TVOKids, PBS Kids and Disney, and most of the apps being FREE, this really is a list not to be missed!
Introduce children to the world of music, sounds and some first simple tunes. Children discover that every time they touch a drawing, this triggers a sound in response: this gratifies children and encourages them to continue to play and therefore learn more as they do so.
Ribbit, Frog, Ribbit, helps strengthen your child’s working memory skills. Working memory has been found to be strongly linked to many cognitive tasks, such as reading, writing and math. Research shows that improving working memory improves the opportunities for learning!
Monkey Music is a music game for children ages 2 to 6. Move your finger across the screen and the monkey will follow. Watch the monkey do a different dance for each piece of music. Monkey Music is brought to you by Leslie Wilson,designer of many award-winning software products for kids, and creator of www.MotherGoose.com where you can find lots of free games for little kids.
This kids piano app has adorable animations, HD illustrations and sound. When your children touches screen, the program activates animations and vibration to stimulate children's curiosity. Play piano sounds on the Kids Piano app for fun.
Each Magic Belle has her own unique jingle and, when all six come together, they make a magical, musical symphony. Each of the themed mini games follows the adventures of one of the Magic Belles, and comes packed with rich interactivity, hidden treasures, bright colours and amazing sounds to keep little fingers and minds fully occupied.
Fully FREE Fully FREE
Create your own music with Sketch-a-Song! Our colorful, intuitive interface makes it fun and easy for anyone to make music in seconds. Sketch-a-Song is proudly ad free, and there are no in-app purchases. Just make music and have fun!
Have you ever heard of "Chinese pentatonic scale"? Not sure about what it is? Just download Chinese Band, and you'll find so much fun in it. This is an app for you to learn and play. You can play Guzheng and lots of Percussion in Chinese Band. We'll add more and more instruments in the future. Try it now!
In this fun app from PBS KIDS, children ages 3 to 5 practice math skills by learning and creating songs. PEG + CAT Big Gig, based on the PBS KIDS series PEG + CAT, is a musical app that invites you to pick an instrument and play songs with Peg, Cat and their friends in different worlds featured in the show – on the farm, Pirate Island, the Magic Forest, and even on the Purple Planet!
Game consists of several worlds. The first one is “Pitch”. It is designed for little kids and help them to distinguish different pithes. The second world is "Musical Instruments". In this world's exercises buttons and notes have the same colours. In the third “Free Play” world you can just enjoy the playing without any tasks.
Fully FREE Fully FREE
DoReMi 1-2-3 is the first in a groundbreaking new series of kid-friendly, musical learning apps designed to engage kids’ creativity and tickle their funny bones! Using playful characters, unique musical sounds, and fun rewards, DoReMi 1-2-3 offers a cutting-edge twist on classic ear training techniques, teaching young ears how to differentiate between pitches and play real song sequences—all by ear!
FREE Lite Version $0.99 Full Version
$0.99 Full Version FREE Lite Version $0.99 Full Version
Flashnote Derby is a fun way for kids to learn and practice identifying music notes by name. When students give up on their music lessons, it's usually because they find it too difficult. Learning basic skills early is key to laying the groundwork for future success. Flashnote Derby makes this process more enjoyable and helps students stay motivated in their music learning
In this story, Molly and her family go to the town’s festival with her favorite uncle. He has a wonderful surprise and introduces them to his friend, Wolfgang, the orchestra conductor. Molly loves getting to know all of the instruments and musicians that make the beautiful music and discovers that it is not just people and animals that belong to families, but also instruments that belong to families too!
Kids love music and incorporating music into teaching is one of the best ways to capture their attention. This game does just that. Your baby will find out what sounds different instruments from the guitar to the piano make in this brightly colored educational game. Your child will need to listen to instructions and tap on the image of the instrument shown to hear the beautiful music it makes.
Fully FREE Fully FREE
A great and playful way for kids to learn music instruments. Animal Orchestra is an educational musical game for preschoolers and kindergarten-aged kids with music instruments. Animal Orchestra is the first music game for kids that lets your kid play with musical instruments, learn their names and recognize them by their sounds.
FREE FREE (IAP)
Gorilla Band showcases an immersive, 3D jungle-world where cute gorillas learn to play various instruments and serendipitously form a band. Crafted with touch screens in mind, this story invites readers to play an active role, delivering a sensory experience that is deeply engaging, entertaining and educational for early readers.
From the very first note, little ones will discover charming surprises in each 3D scene. They'll love creating their own musical arrangements: tapping and swiping on characters to make them play instruments, spin around, or go to sleep. And the more they play, the more fun they'll discover
$0.99 (IAP) $0.99 (IAP)
Enjoy with Xylophone Piano for Kids, an instrument simulator to learn musical notes and concepts in an intuitive and easy way. It is a multi touch awesome xylophone piano which will help parents teach music to kids, to make compositions and stimulate the creativity in a cell phone or tablet, while having tons of fun. It is a toy for the family, suitable for all ages.
Fully FREE $1.99 (ad free)
Populate an island and watch what happens. Create unique havens by landscaping and arranging your creatures. Name them, feed them, make them happy; each monster is loaded with personality. You’ll experience game play and music as never before with this innovative technology!
FREE (IAP) FREE (IAP)
FREE (IAP) FREE (IAP)
The famous Muppet Theater stage is yours to manage; it’s up to you to reunite and recruit the all-star cast of Muppets, and put on the best show ever! Every Muppet that you recruit sings or plays a unique instrument in a larger musical number. Unlock them all to complete your very own Muppets Show in this all-new free mobile game!
FREE (IAP) FREE (IAP)
The “Legendary Mode” contains three music tracks to play with from Rayman® Legends. Each song is split into six instrumental parts that you can choose to activate/deactivate for different effects. The “Creation Mode” will let you create your own songs. Access a rich library of instruments/melodies from Rayman’s universe to record your own creation, then share it with your friends!
Tired of piano? Play along virtual xylophone application, preload free songs, try it now! A wonderful family music game. Not only playing xylophone, you may compose your xylophone songs and record to listen anytime or play the taptap game along with the backing music. All apps in one, easy and fun, download it right now!
Accompany Chopin in his amazing journey full of humorous events. Battle your opponents in musical duels. Laugh till your stomach hurts with an hour of animated comic. Play through nine catchy arrangements of Chopin's greatest classics. Practice your skills until perfection.
$1.99 (IAP) $1.99 (IAP)
From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play songs by the hottest artists on the #1 piano game! Get free songs every day and enjoy the best song catalog of any piano app. Join the over 25 million Magic Piano players and experience the fun of playing piano - no lessons or tutors needed!
Have you ever wanted to compose music on Android? Now you can! Maestro is primarily a music notation editor, but includes a pitch pipe and metronome as well. With the notation editor, you can drag and drop notes directly onto the staff and then have the app play your composition back to you.
The ground-breaking music composition and music notation software from Neuratron. Featuring powerful handwritten music recognition - quickly and accurately enter music notation with your finger or stylus, on a tablet or smartphone. Simple, intuitive interface with little to distract you from your creativity - similar to writing with pen and paper, but with instant playback, editing and a printable score at the end!
FREE (IAP) Lite Version $21.99 (IAP) Full Version
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