Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

Whether you have perfect pitch or can't carry a tune, music apps and games are fun for kids of all ages -- and often for the whole family. Whether you want to turn your mobile device into an instrument with these amazing titles -- one of the only ways to fit a piano in your pocket -- or you're searching for a music-streaming service to discover new music, there's a pick that will fit your family's needs. And if you're looking for a way to help your kid use digital media to create rather than just consume, music and creativity-based apps can get them going. So check any self-consciousness at the door, turn up the volume to 11, and get ready to rock with this list of our favorites.

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Baby's Musical Hands

age 2+

Simple and engaging music app for toddlers encourages touch.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2012)
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Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra

age 2+

Have fun and make simple music with common objects.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Music Sparkles - All In One Musical Instruments Collection HD

age 2+

Great play-along music app for little ones; upgrade is fab.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Bandimal

age 3+

Animals get their groove on as kids make music.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Melody Jams

age 3+

Choose an instrument and join the band in sweet music-maker.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Fruit Punch Music

age 3+

Music preschoolers and parents can truly enjoy together.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Musical Me - by Duck Duck Moose

age 3+

Kids pick up knowledge about tone and rhythm as they play.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter

age 3+

Innovative music app gets young kids composing.

Devices: iPad (2012)
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Puffin Rock Music!

age 3+

Gentle music-maker won't overwhelm senses.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Chromebook (2016)
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Toca Band

age 3+

Super cute music app lets kids mix beats and sounds.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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Beat Bugs: Sing-Along

age 4+

Fun, interactive karaoke introduces kids to the Beatles.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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DoReMi 1-2-3: Music for Kids - A Fingerprint Network App

age 4+

Fun music exploration app helps kids learn to play by ear.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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MiniPiano

age 4+

Toddlers can turn iPhone into piano keys that play.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2009)
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Spotify Kids

age 4+

Super music streaming for kids; some brands, sexy images.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2019)
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Stage Fright

age 4+

Cute monsters with gentle messages with two payments.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Tongo Music - for kids and families

age 4+

Whimsical music wonderland inspires; interaction limited.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Flashnote Derby

age 5+

Race to learn musical notes easily, quickly, enjoyably.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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A Jazzy Day - Music Education

age 5+

Jazz it up and explore instruments working together.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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My First Classical Music App HD

age 5+

Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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LOOPIMAL by YATATOY

age 5+

Create sound sequences with music blocks, cute creatures.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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