Juno Jr's The Day The Music Stopped

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Book app teaches song components, delights with mini-games.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

During parts of the app, kids move Juno and Rai Rai around on the screen by tapping and holding an arrow. This isn't intuitive at first. The rest of the app gives direction more clearly.

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Consumerism

Each time the app starts, it asks users to sign up for the Juno mailing list. There is no way to turn this off without signing up for the list. There are also links to the company's website and apps in iTunes on the About page.

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Privacy & safety

The About screen has options to visit the publisher's Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube pages.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Juno Jr's The Day The Music Stopped is a storybook app that teaches music concepts such as melody, harmony, and rhythm, and keeps its musical theme throughout with plenty of musical instruments and music notations in every part of the story. The story follows Juno and her friends as they try to bring music back to a land where it has been shushed, and includes mini-games and music videos.

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JUNO JR'S THE DAY THE MUSIC STOPPED is a multifaceted story that includes video and games in addition to the story itself. During the portions where the story is read, the words are not highlighted, nor can kids tap the words to hear them again. The story itself may lose appeal quickly, but the included songs and mini-games will delight kids over and over again. The melody mini-game in particular allows for creativity and experimentation. The music education and theme are nicely carried throughout the book, and the animation and live-action puppets are well done.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:$2.99
Release date:May 11, 2011
Category:Books
Size:191.00 MB
Publisher:The Juno Company
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.2 or later

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