Parents' Guide to

Jelly Band

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Build fun musical loops, with limitations.

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This simple musical game gives kids flexibility in experimenting with layering different sounds on top of each other. Fun colorful blobs represent a range of electronica-type sound loops that go well together in any combination. The record function is a great way for kids to showcase and revisit their musical experiments. Though it's very easy to use and fun to play with, Jelly Band has room for improvement. For example, it would be nice to have an easy way to hear what sound each individual jelly blob makes. There's also not much to stop kids from frantically dumping as many blobs as they can on the stage to make as much noise as possible without really being thoughtful about what they're doing. And, with only two stages and a limited number of blobs, there's only so much kids can do with Jelly Band. More sounds, customization options, learning supports, or different kinds of instruments or musical styles would be nice additions.

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