BeBop Blox

App review by
Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Musical building blocks delight -- but not for long.

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age 2+
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Educational Value

Kids can learn a bit about building with blocks to match shapes and can explore musical elements. They'll see how to combine blocks of just a few different sizes and shapes into 12 different animals and vehicles. As they choose the correct block off the conveyor belt, they'll work on discriminating by shape and size. The singing blocks also introduce a musical element: Kids can experiment with deconstructing a song into individual sound tracks and see how those sounds come together. Because of its limited content and relatively superficial treatment of shapes, building, and music, Bebop Blox has limited learning potential.

Ease of Play

Gameplay is super easy. Kids are guided every step of the way.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that BeBop Blox is a simple block building exercise in which kids put blocks of different shapes and sizes together to make animals and vehicles. The blox also have a musical element to them, and kids can experiment with the sounds. There's no end point to the game, so parents may want to set a number of puzzles to complete before their kids start playing. For details on the kinds of information collected and shared, read the app's privacy policy.

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Parent Written byAubry H. December 18, 2017

2 and 4 year old love it

Except it doesn't work on ios11. Please update so my kids can continue enjoying this app.

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What's it about?

BEBOP BLOX are digital versions of classic wooden building blocks except each one makes a unique musical sound. Start by choosing from 12 puzzles of animals and vehicles. Kids see a brief overview of which blocks they'll need to build the puzzle. Blocks then pass by on a conveyer belt and kids pick the right ones and place them in the correct spot marked by a shadowed shape. Each new block adds a new sound to a growing symphony. When complete, kids listen to the music and can tap individual blocks to silence them.

Is it any good?

Though the musical block idea is cute and the sounds are fun and upbeat, this app is a bit limited, esecially considering the price tag. With just 12 quickly completed puzzles, it offers little material,and kids have little control over making the puzzles their own. Once a puzzle is complete, it's fun to experiment with turning on and off different blocks to hear what sound each makes and how all the sounds come together. However, without any depth to this experience, the fun may not last long. Taking pictures of finished products, recording songs or original sounds, exploring rhythm, beat, melody or other musical concepts could all be meaningful interactive additions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about music. Explore each block's sound individually and discuss how it fits with the other sounds. Introduce some music vocabulary like beat, rhythm, tempo, or melody.

  • Give your kids real life wooden blocks and see how many things they can create.

  • Listen to music together, and sing along, clap hands, dance to the beat, and have fun!

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