By Mieke VanderBorght,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Kids wiggle into songs and stories for some silly fun.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to express themselves creatively through song, dance, stories. They'll experiment with making faces and being silly, and get a kick out of watching themselves become part of the adventure.
Ease of Play
Audio prompts lead kids through listening to songs and making their own music videos.
Products & Purchases
The free download includes limited content. Unlock the rest with a paid subscription that starts with a 7-day free trial. The Wiggles is also a brand with a TV series and albums available for purchase, though none of it is advertised in the app.
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What’s It About?
There are three ways to interact with THE WIGGLES: watch videos, play with silly masks, and interact with the Wiggles through songs and stories. Position your device's camera so that it captures your face and watch as you become part of the game. Explore masks to see yourself with spaghetti hair, for instance. Record yourself singing and dancing to the songs to watch a Wiggles music video interspersed with clips of you in it. And, for iPhone 7 and up only, insert yourself as a Wiggles character into silly stories. A subscription provides access to all content, which is updated monthly.
Is It Any Good?
Kids are inspired to sing, dance, and get silly with this lighthearted collection of music and stories. The options for play with The Wiggles app are simple, but they utilize the augmented reality technology in a fun way. Kids will likely delight in seeing themselves as part of a music video or story. It's a disappointment that the stories option isn't available for older iPhone models, especially given that it and the songs option are the two major interactive attractions of the app. The Wiggles musical group may not be as popular in the United States as they are in Australia or Great Britain, but their music is accessible and very kid-friendly. In fact, it's so catchy that there's a word of caution for parents: Though kids will likely love the music, you may have the Wiggles repertoire stuck in your head for days after every use of the app.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the lyrics in the songs in The Wiggles app. Pick out the words and the rhymes. Singing lots of songs and reciting nursery rhymes is a great way to support early literacy.
Sing and dance as you get your sillies out together for some family fun.
Help kids tell their own stories. Give them puppets, dolls, or drawings for inspiration and then write down the stories they invent.
- Devices: iPhone, iPad
- Subjects: Arts: dance, singing
- Pricing structure: Free to try ($1.99/month; $19.99/year)
- Release date: November 10, 2018
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Music and Sing-Along
- Publisher: Weyo Pty Ltd
- Version: 1.0.5
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.0 or later
- Last updated: March 15, 2019
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