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Baby's Musical Hands
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Baby's Musical Hands is a simple music-making app that rewards babies and toddlers with musical sounds and colorful starbursts whenever they touch the screen. The iPad version features 15 squares that produce different piano, guitar, and percussion sounds, while the iPhone and iPod Touch version features 10 instruments (piano and guitar only).
Is it any good?
BABY'S MUSICAL HANDS is a wonderful first app for toddlers who are developing hand-eye coordination and learning about cause and effect. There are no buttons, distracting menus, instructions, or commercial tie-ins -- kids simply tap anywhere on the screen to receive instant audio and visual feedback. As kids get more coordinated they can press specific colored squares to hear different sounds, too.
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