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7 apps for musical kids

Your budding musical maestros will love these entertaining (and informative!) music apps.

7 apps for musical kids

Music Apps

Every life needs a soundtrack

From sing-alongs and stories to instrument info and music theory, these seven apps will turn every melody-minded kid into a star.

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Kids Academy: Best Kids Songs

This popular app will take family sing-alongs to the next level with BINGO the musical dog. Aside from learning new lyrics for popular kids' tunes, kids can also hold their own mini Karaoke sessions.  

Ages: 3-6
Price: iOS, Free

7 apps for musical kids

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Music Theory for Beginners

If your child is interested in music, this app will help her learn more about music theory. The app presents 22 lessons that cover a variety of topics on the musical front. There's also an interactive quiz, so your young Mozart can test her knowledge.

Ages: 6-12
Price: iOS, $6

7 apps for musical kids

The Flight of the Bumble Bee

This app is a delight for young learners who love adventure stories. Set to the music of Nicolai Rimsky-Koraskov, this interactive adventure focuses on a friendly little bee. Kids can also make their own musical stories while tapping and touching.

Ages: 3-6
Price: iOS, $2

7 apps for musical kids

GarageBand

While you might think this program is too complex for your kids, think again. Thanks to Apple's simple design, your school-aged children will be able to find their way around this tool easily on an iPad or iPhone. There are a number of different instruments to choose from and easy recording tools.

Ages: 6-12
Price: iOS, $5

7 apps for musical kids

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Magic Belles: Magic Music

This app will make the fairy-loving child in your home very happy. Within the download there are six musical characters who take care of everything from rainbows to flowers. They also work together to create musical magic.

Ages: 3-6
Price:
Android, Free

7 apps for musical kids

Teach Kids Music

This download showcases the world's most popular instruments, so your children can learn what they're called and how they work. This is a great app for young kids at home who are just starting to show interest in music and who learn best from looking at photos and hearing sounds.

Ages: 3-6
Price: Windows, $1.50

7 apps for musical kids

PianoBall: Fun With Learning

This fun and interactive app makes it easy to create music for the tiniest members of your home. There are two rainbow-coloured keyboards to choose from, which include sounds from instruments such as a piano and xylophone. The app makes it easy to learn simple songs while experimenting with sound.

Ages: 3-6
Price: iOS, $1

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This article was originally published on Nov 14, 2013

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