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The Wiggles

App review by
Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Kids wiggle into songs and stories for some silly fun.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

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.

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Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism

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 parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Wiggles uses augmented reality (AR) to allow kids to interact with songs and music videos from the Australian kids' musical group of the same name. The Wiggles also appear in a TV series, have multiple albums, and do live singing tours. The main attraction of the app has kids record themselves singing, dancing, and playing with the Wiggles in videos and stories. Because of this, when opening the app for the first time, it asks permission to access your device's camera and microphone. All recordings are stored locally on your device only. Kids can also put silly masks on their faces Snapchat-style, and watch Wiggles music videos. The interactive storytelling activity is available only on iPhone 7 and up. iPhone X users can also play with their fun faces in 3D. A limited number of songs, videos, and stories are available with the free download. Subscribe for $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year to get full access. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byewandaley November 21, 2018

Amazing Interactive Fun

My 4 year old absolutely loves this app. It's so good to have a kids app focused on interactive play - the AR Masks and interactive songs are an absolute... Continue reading
Adult Written byleilaj November 21, 2018

Fun time with the kids

Had a great time at my nephew's birthday party with the songs and masks, the kids couldn't put it down! Really fun.

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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.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad
  • Subjects: Arts: dance, singing
  • Price: Free to try
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (free download includes limited content; subscribe for full access)
  • Subscription price: $1.99/month; $19.99/year
  • Release date: November 10, 2018
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Topics: Music and Sing-Along
  • Size: 150.90 MB
  • Publisher: Weyo Pty Ltd
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.0 or later

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