Tap Tap Muppets

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Learning(i)

Polished and fun rhythm action app with extra goodies.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

There's no obvious tutorial, but players who are already familiar with rhythm action games should be able to jump right in. There are four levels of difficulty to accommodate novice to advanced levels of musicality and reflexes.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The app is a tie-in to Disney's The Muppets! movie, and the overall Muppets franchise. Players can share the app with friends via Twitter, Facebook, and email. A rotating banner ad for various Disney products appears along the bottom of the main menu, and there's also a link there to download more Disney games from the app store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Tap Tap Muppets is a music game that lets players tap along in rhythm to nine songs: three Muppet Show classic tracks (including "Mahna Mahna" and "Let's Talk About Me," three songs from Muppets: The Green Album, and three songs from the soundtrack to the Muppets! movie, including a cool modern remake of the theme song. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Arts

  • rhythm
  • music
  • playing

Skills

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

A fun, lively, and challenging music-game app with tons of extra goodies for Muppets fans, including character bios and more than a dozen videos. Presentation is slick, too.

Learning Approach

Kids develop fine motor skills and a sense of rhythm by tapping in time to the music and responding to visual and audio cues. Still, Tap Tap Muppets is no substitute for learning with a real musical instrument.

Support

The app doesn't offer a great deal of guidance or feedback on player performances, but there are no negative consequences for performing badly. 

What kids can learn

Subjects

Arts

  • rhythm
  • music
  • playing

Skills

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

Kids can learn to develop their fine motor skills, sense of rhythm, and overall musicality as they tap up to three symbols in time to the music, responding to visual and audio cues from songs that play in the background. Tap Tap Muppets is no substitute for learning a real musical instrument, but it does offer kids a cheap and fun way to play along to some favorite tunes.

This Learning Rating review was written by Erin Bell

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What's it about?

The rhythm action gameplay of Tap Tap Muppets is similar to other Tap Tap games where players must tap up to three symbols at a time as they scroll down from the bottom of the screen in time to the music. Players can adjust the difficulty to account for different skill levels.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

TAP TAP MUPPETS is a fun, lively, and challenging music app with tons of extra goodies for Muppets fans, including character bios and more than a dozen videos to watch. The presentation is very slick, too. Overall, a great choice for fans of the Muppets and music games.

Families can talk about...

  • Let younger kids play along to recorded music by banging pots and pans or other makeshift instruments.

  • When listening to music, have kids tap to the rhythm and identify patterns when possible. Challenge them to tap the rhythm even after the song stops playing.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:November 16, 2011
Category:Music Games
Topics:Music and sing-along, Puppets
Size:18.70 MB
Publisher:Disney
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byimmabeamazing January 27, 2012

Cool game!

Really fun! The songs are great! Love the muppets!! :)

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