This award-winning musical experience teaches notes, rhythm and pitch. Join Mozzarella the Mouse in a musical world with 5 activities that teach the fundamental components of music. AGES: 2-6.
CATEGORY: Nursery Rhymes
- MEMORY: Listen to the notes and copy the pattern. Train your ear to hear different pitches
- RHYTHM: Touch the birds to play a song. Learn about rhythm, and short and long notes
- DANCE: Tap, drag or hold the monsters to make them dance to the beat
- INSTRUMENTS: Play along with a drum, cymbals, triangle, maracas, egg shaker or duck
- NOTES: Learn to read notes and create your own music by moving notes on a staff
Popular children’s songs recorded especially for this app with voice, cello and violin include:
- Yankee Doodle
- Mary Had a Little Lamb
- The Muffin Man
- Pop Goes the Weasel
- Skip to My Lou
- She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain
- The Farmer in the Dell
Instrumental versions of the following songs are featured in the Rhythm and Notes activities:
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Wheels on the Bus
- Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Old MacDonald
- Happy Birthday
- Row Your Boat
- Five Little Ducks
- Parents’ Choice Gold Award - Parents’ Choice Foundation
- Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award
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Ratings and Reviews
This is a great app for tiny little kids, who really just want to play. If you're looking for something to teach your kids to read music, this probably isn't it. But this does some good stuff through musical games using good graphics and high-quality music. My one complaint is the stupid bongo accompaniment on the rhythm-birds screen -- it can't be turned off, and it's in 4 with one, unchanging tempo. At level three, it becomes a more complicated pattern than the quarter, quarter, eighth-eighth, quarter (doom, gak, doom-doom, gak), but you are still expected to play every song to the same ridiculous bongo. (Thing repetitive beat poetry style bongo with She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain…) Worst of all, level one includes Happy Birthday -- the meter doesn't even match the accompaniment!
My 15 month old son loves this app! He's very much an on-the-go kind of baby but this app can give me a few minutes to relax when I need it. The songs are all nursery rhymes that I can sing along with to him. And I've been impressed how much he's learning to interact with the game. I highly recommend this app! Its free with no ads too!
This app offers a lot. The page with the most depth is the notes page. Here you get to see songs written out on a musical staff, drag the notes around to change the songs, read the letter names for each of the notes, and learn how eighth, quarter, and half notes differ. You can also play back the music with different instruments, including solfege (sung do-re-mi). It's really an innovative way to expose music notation to young children.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.