We, at Teachers With Apps, are huge proponents of the importance of teaching music to children at a young age. Studies have proven that it develops the part of the brain that is needed to master language skills. There are so many benefits to introducing young children to music. To quote Shin’ichi Suzuki, cooingwho developed the Suzuki method, “I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance, he gets a beautiful heart. Here is the app we think is worth looking at:
DJ Mix Kids Pro – Sound exploration for kids & toddlers to learn about music, rhythm, and beats with preschool favorites!, by Technolio, is a musical app for kids & toddlers. This is a fun app with lots of buttons to click and instruments to mix. There are lots of percussion instruments for your child to choose from to get the beat going. They can create their own version of a favorite kids song and then share it with friends. There are also some funny sounds and a scratch disc which makes them feel like a real DJ. On the iPad children are able to record music as well as their voices.
The full list of songs are: London Bridge is Falling Down, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Oh Susanna, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Yankee Doodle, Frere Jacques, If You’re Happy And You Know It, Marcha Soldado (Brazilian folk song), Old Macdonald Had a Farm, B-I-N-G-O, Muffin Man, Pop Goes the Weasel, Ten Little Indians, Cai Cai Balão (Brazilian folk song) and Hush Little Baby.