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Jazzy World Tour - Musical Journey for Kids

Jazzy World Tour - Musical Journey for Kids

Fall 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 - 8 yrs.
Developer: The Melody Book
Download Price: $4.99
Platform: iPad

The Jazzy World Tour-Musical Journey for Kids encourages children to explore the music and culture of various countries around the world. Upon opening the app, children are presented with the World Map from which they can choose which country they would like to explore. Once they have chosen, children can select "Learn," in which they can read about the country, its musical instruments, tools, animals, and foods; "Play," an interactive mode including touch-activated sounds and instruments; and "Create," in which users create photos and videos that can be shared with others.

The illustrated instructions were simple and easy-to-understand; and, app navigation and use were intuitive. The app takes advantage of children's seemingly inherent interest in music and sound to introduce them to geography and social studies. So while our evaluators observed that the app's simple activities may not hold long term appeal, they were appreciative of an app that encourages young ones to think globally.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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The Melody Book
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