I was recently contacted by an application developer and asked to try out their app, Touch ‘n Sing. This fun app came recommended to ages 2-6. My 3 year old is constantly trying to steal our iPad and Nexus 7 so I figured I would give it a try to see how he liked it.
I installed the free app on my Nexus 7. With the free installation you get 3 free songs, The Alphabet Song, Hokey Pokey and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. The apps bright colors immediately held my sons attention. He favorite song by far (and mine as well) was the Alphabet Song. While the song plays in the background kids learn letters by matching them. The Hokey Pokey helps kids learn body parts and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star helps kids learn planets.
There are additional song packs you can download for a small fee. I downloaded the new Christmas pack for $1.99. The Christmas pack came with Jingle Bells, Joy to the World and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. My sons favorite from the Christmas pack was We Wish You a Merry Christmas. He loved matching shapes that fill up stockings.
My overall impression of the app is a positive one. When I first opened the app I thought it might be a little cheesy. Really it is just cheesy enough to hold my sons attention. The 8 year old finds it to be a bit “babyish” (those are her words). But the app is advertised as being geared for ages 2-6. I think once kids are in Kindergarten they will start to outgrow the app. The app is perfect for toddlers and preschool age children. Any app that will hold my sons attention and help him learn I’m happy with. This app does both. He even chooses this app over Angry Birds now!
This app is available for Android, Apple and Kindle users. Download them here:
Android Play Store
disclaimer: I received a small compensation for additional song packs to review before writing this post. I was not required to write a positive post. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.
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