Appysmarts.com Best Apps for Young Brains


Best kids songs for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.


Below you can find apps picked by Appysmarts reviewers featuring popular songs for kids (such as Christmas carols, Wheels on the Bus, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Mary Had a Little Lamb).

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12 Days of Christmas - Polk Street Press Singalong

12 Days of Christmas - Polk Street Press Singalong
by Polk Street Press

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Overall Score: 100/100

version reviewed: 1.2

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Best for: Music & rhythm, Attention & concentration, Early math, Music & art, Personal & social
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What it is: classic Christmas carol with additional features.

What you do with it: two modes:

singalong - sing along with the music; record audio/video while singing along and share it via email or Facebook (see a sample recording here.

playalong - play the song, when the music stops point to the correct number to keep the music playing (reinforces number and counting skills)

What we liked: the concept, beautiful artwork, simple music arrangement, simple operation, the Playalong feature with counting/numbers practice.

What we didn't like: no interactions (apart from the Playalong feature). The words are not highlighted in the Singalong mode. Somehow limited sharing options (e.g. we wish there was an option to view other people's recordings in the app).

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Wheels on the Bus - Android version

Wheels on the Bus - Android version
by Duck Duck Moose

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Android

Overall Score: 100/100

version reviewed: 1.0.4

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Best for: Interactive toys, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Music & art, Understanding of the world

What it is: an engaging interactive toy based on the classic song.

What you do with it: touch objects and see them 'respond' while listening to the Wheels On The Bus song.

What we liked: concept, overall quality, very easy operation even for the smallest kids, simple illustrations, various audio options.

What we didn't like: -

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Christmas Carols for Kids, Sing Along Songs - Jolly Jingle

Christmas Carols for Kids, Sing Along Songs - Jolly Jingle
by Hompimplay

Price: 2.99$
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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 90/100

version reviewed: 1.1

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Best for: Music & rhythm, Attention & concentration, Interaction, Music & art, Personal & social
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What it is: 5 sing-along Christmas songs with interactive elements (including Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Up on the Housetop, We Wish You a Merry Christmas)

What you do with it: play the songs and sing along, touch objects on the screen for sounds and simple animations. Switch between different musical arrangements for each song (kids choir, female solo voice, instrumental, solo piano).

What we liked: nice variety of song arrangements, simple graphics and animations, no distracting elements.

What we didn't like: only 5 songs. The words are not highlighted in the sing-along mode. The navigation is a bit difficult and the controls could be more intuitive. The interactive elements are sometimes a bit chaotic. Bottom line: if you are still not sure - check out our See Before You Buy video or download the free version of this app.

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Wheels on the Bus HD

Wheels on the Bus HD
by Duck Duck Moose

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Overall Score: 87/100

version reviewed: 1.0.5

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Best for: Interactive toys, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Music & art, Understanding of the world

What it is: an engaging interactive toy based on the classic song.

What you do with it: touch objects and see them 'respond' while listening to the Wheels On The Bus song.

What we liked: concept, overall quality, very easy operation even for the smallest kids, simple illustrations, various audio options.

What we didn't like:ads on the first screen and placement of the sound options button (may be pressed by a kid by mistake).

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Baa Baa Black Sheep - by Duck Duck Moose

Baa Baa Black Sheep - by Duck Duck Moose
by Duck Duck Moose

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Overall Score: 85/100

version reviewed: 1.0.6

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Best for: Interactive play, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Music & art, Thinking & problem solving, Understanding of the world

What it is: an interactive story with simple puzzle activity based on 2 classic songs (Baa Baa Black Sheep and Row Row Row Your Boat.

What you do with it:go through the screens, touch the objects to see animations and hear extra sounds. Complete the puzzles by dragging items to appropriate places.

What we liked: the concept, overall quality, very easy operation even for smallest kids, simple illustrations, extra interactive elements, humor, the puzzle activity. Additional options for parents (navigation control).

What we didn't like: some abstract/unreal objects and actions (like a bear sleeping underwater).

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TigerTunes

TigerTunes
by Tiger Stripes LLC

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iPad

Overall Score: 83/100

version reviewed: 1.0.1

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Best for: Music & rhythm, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Interaction, Music & art
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What it is: 5 scenes/songs with interactive features.

What you do with it: each song/scene contains additional activities: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - complete 'star' puzzles and learn names of star constellations;Mary Had A Little Lamb - find hidden animals; Working on the Railroad - playing with different items at the rail yard (including assembling a simple train); Over in the Meadow - interact with animals and plants (music and counting); Jack and Jill - make a sailboat race or play a variant of 'whac a mole' game.

Apart from the main activities each scene contains a number of simple interactions/animations.

What we liked: the concept (combine music with interactive activities), ease of use, number of interactive elements in each scene, kid-friendly musical arrangements.

What we didn't like: the difficulty range of the activities is too broad (simple 'find an animal' activity vs. names of star constellations). Lack of consistency in the activities (some scenes, like the 'meadow' scene can get a bit chaotic). The educational value could be better.

Free preview: if you are not sure, please see our 'See before you buy' video (below) or try the free version of the app.

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Kasey's Guitar Jams for Kids

Kasey's Guitar Jams for Kids
by Kellbell

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iPhone + iPad

Overall Score: 83/100

version reviewed: 1.01

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Best for: Music & rhythm, Music & art

What it is: an app helping children to learn to play guitar. Contains 17 play along songs with instructions how to play and lyrics.

What you do with it: choose the song, follow the instructions and try to 'jam' along the music.

What we liked: the concept, ease of use, simple instructions (no need to know the music notation), high quality recordings of the songs, number of songs and variety of styles, simple, non-distracting illustrations.

What we didn't like: we would expect the instructions to be more interactive and more visual (instead of text descriptions like 'the first note is open 6th string why not show a picture or even an animation?). Some interface issues (it takes time to load a song, accidental tapping causes zooming, works poorly in the landscape mode).

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My 1st Songs Collection HD

My 1st Songs Collection HD
by Little Learning Tots

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iPad

Overall Score: 66/100

version reviewed: 1.2

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Best for: Music & rhythm, Attention & concentration, Music & art

What it is: a collection of 7 children songs (Do Your Ears Hang Low?, Incey Wincey Spider, Little Toes, My Garden, Cabin Song, You're, Special To Me, Smile)

What you do with it: choose and play a song. Each song is accompanied by a simple animation, the lyrics for each song are displayed in the 'karaoke' style.

What we liked: the app is simple to use, there are no distracting elements nor ads.

What we didn't like: the renditions of the songs are not to appealing. The audio quality is not very good. The illustrations are not too inspiring, the animations accompanying the songs are very simple.

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