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Toc and Roll

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun music-maker has a few false notes.

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Although it's a bit glitchy, this app promotes an early interest in music as kids explore instruments' sounds and promotes creativity as kids piece sound clips together to come up with new custom songs. Toc and Roll's basic interface is kid-friendly and simple to navigate. There's plenty of guidance, but the directions may be too complex for little ones who aren't reading yet, and although the pictures provide added support, kids may still need help from grown-ups. Little kids may also need help from grown-ups to name their songs and find songs under the saved file.

While it's a fun tool that little ones will enjoy, and the early introduction to composing music empowers kids to bring their ideas to life, there are some features that are a bit glitchy and don't work consistently. For example, the recording feature appears to be working on the screen, but voice isn't actually recorded. Also, the share option directs kids to an expired page, so there's no real way to share their creations. Overall, it's a fun way to explore, but if kids are excited about the ability to record and share, it might not be worth the price.

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