|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that Dr. Seuss Band is a musical app that combines free musical play with a rhythm game. Kids start with an instrument with three components. They can switch portions out to change the sound of the instrument. When starting the app, there are two unlocked options for each section. Additional options are unlocked by getting high scores in the rhythm game or by making in-app purchases. Kids can play on the colored keys just like on a piano, and the keys are properly labeled. They can scroll up or down to play at a higher or lower octave. The rhythm game invites kids to play songs titled after Dr. Seuss stories by playing each note as it drops from the top of the screen, but the game is not well-executed. They can unlock harder versions of the songs and new songs by meeting scoring objectives or through in-app purchases.
Kids can learn about the relationship between musical pitch and the letter designations by experimenting with the free play mode in Dr. Seuss Band. They can also begin to understand rhythm while playing the included game, but because the game is challenging even on the easiest setting, kids may lose interest. Extras, like simple songs kids could play, would make a big difference for this app.
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