A Jazzy Day is an app recommended by one of iGameMom’s readers. It is a music book app that teaches kids about jazz music and instruments via a very simple story: visiting the Big Band Hall. At the family’s visit, several musicians talked about the musical instruments. There are 12 instruments introduced in the app: bass, drums, piano, guitar, vibraphone, trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone, flute, and clarinet.
From the App home screen, you can choose “Learn”, which will show you each instrument one by one; “Play Game” will let you identify instruments by either listening to a few music notes or by the instrument names. Other options you can choose are “Read it Myself,” “Read to Me,” and “Browse Chapters.” The App design is nice, just right for the target group – toddler to kindergartener. The colors are bright, and the animation is at the right level to engage kids, but not distract them from the key message (music and instruments). The audio musics are of good quality.
This is an app teaches music concepts in a fun way. If you are looking for something that introduces young kids to jazz music – you got it. It is $2.99 at App store.