Parents' Guide to

ABC Music

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Learn ABCs by listening and seeing musical instruments.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

This app was great for my daughter to explore words and letters on her own

Whilst it is true that the app curates videos from the Internet, I consider this a plus as they have put together a strong package of photos and videos. I find looking up videos for myself a very hit or miss exercise and I appreciate someone doing a professional job for me and my family.

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age 5+


This app links to a variety of YouTube clips. We had high hopes, but no one in our family was interested - we can find our own YouTube clips! We erased it almost immediately.

Is It Any Good?

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ABC MUSIC is an innovative app that teaches the ABCs. The app starts with a grid showing letters of the alphabet and at least one musical instrument beginning with each letter. Tap on a letter to bring up a word starting with that letter, or tap a specific instrument name to jump to that word. Each instrument is accompanied by a photo and its name (with letters held up by little cartoon people), and a voice reads the initial letter and then the word itself. After a brief pause, another little cartoon person pops down holding a screen, which the child can tap to watch a video about that instrument.

Tapping any of the letters held by the people jumps to another word that starts with that letter, and the process repeats. Also, tapping the "abc" button jumps back to the alphabet grid, and the grayed-out squares are replaced by thumbnails of the images already viewed. It's a fantastic app that allows kids to learn the alphabet while watching entertaining videos and exploring links. The app is self-contained and doesn't present any options or settings screens, making it very kid-friendly.

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