A Lot or a Little?
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game teaches kids how to play the piano keyboard. It also uses the video game motif to teach them how to read music. The game is best used as an intro to music education. A child who is serious about pursuing music shouldn't use it as a substitute for professional instruction.
Is It Any Good?
The songs included in the Piano Favorites cartridge vary from children's favorites like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" to classical music, including Beethoven's Fur Elise. By purchasing additional cartridges ($15 each), kids can play songs from the Dora the Explorer, Scooby-Doo, and Nicktoons television series. They can also learn to play pop hits, Christmas favorites, and other songs.
Compared with the PC version of Piano Wizard, the software from which this product is based, I Can Play Piano is a better way for little kids to learn. Its interface is easier to navigate, its instructions are better, and the two non-song-based games make learning the keyboard a breeze.
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