Toca Band is from one of my favorite developer Toca Boca. It is a music toy letting kids explore music and sound in a fun and intuitive setting. Kids can choose from 16 different characters to form a band, they can also choose a character for a solo performance. It is free for limited time.
Toca Band is getting ready for their big concert and it is up to the kids who are in charge to pick the team to produce the perfect song. Kids can choose from 16 characters to form their band. Each character has unique sounds and rhythms. The sound may change if the character is moved to a different position in the band. Make sure your child try each character on a different spot. The highlight for each character is stepping on the spotlight for a solo performance, each with his/her unique talent and improvised performance.
Kids can try various numbers of band members. They can move the characters to different locations even with the same members. The potential of different outcomes is endless.
Here are the 16 characters and their music instruments:
Bang Bang Chef – Drums
Dancy Nancy – Piano
Mr Whizzle Whiz – Whistle
Shaky McBones – Maraca
Zuzz – Accordion
Figara – Opera Singing
Kalinka – Singing
Stikk Figga – Rapping
Lil’ Riff – Guitar
Frig’n Frog – Frog
Wao Miao – Theremin
Tic Toc – Clock Percussion
Shoe String Charlie – Bass Guitar
Balooney – Balloon
Dolores – Percussion
Bimbell – Harp
Toca Band is a perfect toy for you and your child to play together. While playing, you can explore and experiment with different sounds, rhythms and characters. You can guide kids to explore options they forgot to try, and pay attention to the similarities and differences.
Once you have created the music you like, you and kids can get on the floor, sing and dance with the music. You can even set up a stage of your own! If you child is trying to learn an instrument, let him/her join the band with the real instrument and play along. Apps are not meant to limit kids on the screen, they are meant to encourage kids to be interested in learning more, on or off screen.
Toca Band is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is usually $2.99 on App Store. It is FREE today.
Looking for more music apps for kids? Check out the Music App for Kids page. There are too many to fit on one page, make sure to click on “Previous Entries” at the bottom of the page for more music apps on the list. Another of recent favorite is Peg and Cat Big Gig, where kids learn math via music.
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