Parents' Guide to

Juno's Musical ABCs

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Learn about instruments through a rhyming alphabet story.

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JUNO'S MUSICAL ABCS is a beautifully created storybook with solid concepts and gentle reading (narrated by Brooke Shields). The story is well-written, and the images are colorful and appealing to kids. Musical symbols and instruments are hidden everywhere. The words of the story are highlighted as they are read in the Read to Me option. The item specified on each page is named and the sound is made (e.g., instruments, applause). Kids tap the arrow to turn the page, and can also tap things on each page. At the end of the alphabet, there is still more of the story about other instruments, encouraging further learning. The Read It Myself option has the same features as Read to Me, but it doesn't read the text. Autoplay reads the story and turns the pages.

One of the options in the Parent's Corner is to contact the creators, which opens an email to them. The email screen is cut off and in the wrong orientation, though. It is impossible to cancel the email and discard the draft; the "delete draft" button doesn't work, so you have to save the draft. Also, there is an option in the Parent's Corner for a bonus feature that you unlock with a password, but it's not clear how a player would get the password.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 1, 2010
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: The Juno Company
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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