A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to recognize the sounds produced by six different instruments. Younger kids will experiment with cause and effect as they learn how the app responds to the different ways they interact with their device (tap, swipe, or shake).
Ease of Play
Easy to tap, swipe, and shake to make sounds.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
With simple graphics, strong colors, and great sound quality, it's fun to make sounds, but the features are limited. Kids can certainly rock it as they furiously tap the screen for a drum solo or spin the disc pretending to be a DJ. They can experiment with the different sounds they get from each side of the triangle or the different lengths of the strings. But, kids can't combine or manipulate the instruments, they can't record, they can't follow along to a backbeat or change the song on the disc, and they can't compose their own music. With such a simple app, kids may quickly get bored of shaking the rattle or tapping the theremin. A few more features would add additional value -- educational and entertainment -- to Jam Toys.
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