A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn about the musical potential in the sounds common household items make. Run a pencil across a comb, pop bubble wrap, or bang on some pots and revel in the satisfying noises that result. Seeing the digital version may even inspire kids to gather up objects in real life and experiment. When kids layer the sounds, they'll also experiment with beat, rhythm, melody, and more and listen to how the sounds work together to create a harmonious whole. Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra provides kids with a handful of tools for musical exploration.
Ease of Play
Tap around the screen to explore and listen.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Kids are bound to get a kick out of this simple and playful exploration of fun noises made from everyday household objects. It's super easy to navigate and use, making it very accessible even for young kids. And what kid doesn't like turning up the volume and making a mess of different noises? Luckily for parents, the noises always come together nicely, which also lets kids explore concepts of beat, rhythm, melody, and musical layering. With a few more features, such as a record button, kids might spend some more time with this app. But, as it is, it's a fun, quick diversion for experimenting with a nice variety of sounds.
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