Parents' Guide to

Lyrical Letters

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Digital keyboard adds musical word puzzle and lots of ads.

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This unique idea has fun elements, but offering more support to users would make it more accessible. As a stand-alone digital keyboard, Lyrical Letters offers clean graphic and clear sound. There are also a few fun options like playing percussion with the black keys and changing the instrument sound. But, especially with the record function not working properly, there are other music apps that offer more. The puzzle function introduces a fun challenge for some, but others will probably find it a bit confusing. Kids can work on their vocabulary with the help of the hints in the form of dictionary definitions, and it's fun to see the many words that can be formed with the letters A-G. Two levels of difficulty help, but there could be more support, such as the option to hear the target sound sequence again. Otherwise, it takes some significant familiarity with musical notes and/or a good ear to get through the puzzles.

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