Duckie Deck has developed many apps for very young children, like Duckie Deck Collection. I like their intuitive and innovative designs to engage babies and toddlers and help them develop the skills they need. Baby Tunes is another of their fun apps designed for babies to learn sounds of different objects: cars, airplanes, pigs, monkeys, piano, or violin. It is free today.
Like most of Duckie Deck apps, the design is very simple. When kids open up the app, they see 3 circles to choose from: one circle has cars, airplanes, and other transportation vehicles; one has various animals; and one with different musical instruments.
Kids can choose any of the circles to start. Once they pick one, they will see a line of different objects. For transportation, they see trucks, ambulance, helicopter, rockets, cars, ships, … Under each object there is a colored board with music signs on it. If kids tab on the board, they can hear the sound of the corresponding object makes. For example they hear siren when they touch the board under ambulance.
If babies touch the same board repetitively, they will hear different sounds from the same the objects. One time they will hear the car getting started, one time they will hear the sound of the car running. If they hear the sound from the same object several times, they will see the object fly into the sky and a parachute brings a new object to replace the old one. It is a neat way to keep babies engaged and expose more sounds to them.
There is no talking in the app. This gives parents the perfect opportunity to interact with the babies, telling them the name of the objects, and the functions of the objects.
Duckie Deck Baby Tunes is a fun app for babies. It works on iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is also available for Android on Amazon and Google Play.
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For more apps for babies and toddlers, check out our page Apps for 1-3 year olds.