Featured App: Babar & Badou’s Musical Marching Band by Cupcake Digital
Babar & Badou’s Musical Marching Band by Cupcake Digital is a universal app designed for iOS . The app features: read to me, read & play and quiet reading modes as well as playing three different games, and the ability to create using a music maker, coloring pages or simply singing along. The app features a parent lock which requires multiplication to access external links as well as a more apps section.
In the “read to me” version of the app, it features a traditional picture book style complete with word highlighting and animations which you can tap on to help bring the story to life. After the page is read, you can tap on specific words to hear them read aloud again. In the story, Badou helps Dilash and Tersh practice their music until they improve enough for the ambassador. They all practice for hours until the song is perfected enough for the palace. Once they finally arrive and assemble for the king, things begin seem to go off track. Dilash and Tersh begin to perform perfectly, while Crocodylus was angry that his prank to have them play the song poorly is foiled. The king and Babar enjoyed the song so much that they joined in to trumpet and thank Badou for all of his hard work and dance with joy. After reading the story, there is a grown-ups corner which features a series of discussion questions to talk about the story and think about the story which are linked to common core learning standards.
The play section of the app features three different games – alphabet derby, go bananas and a treasure hunt. The alphabet derby requires you to fly a blimp and capture the letters of the alphabet while avoiding obstacles such as other hot air balloons, kites, and capture all of the letters in alphabetical sequence. If you accidentally hit an obstacle, the balloon tilts and says “uh oh” before letting you continue on.
The “Go Banana’s!” game requires Badou to capture banana’s in a basket on his head while watching out for snakes. He has to succcessfully catch 20 banana’s in order to finish the game and any snakes caught do not count toward the count of 20 banana’s.
The treasure hunt is a “spot the objects” game where you a presented with a scene and asked to find specific objects within it. The app provides a spoken as well as a visual hint to find the object within the scene and rewards with a toss of confetti and a “got it” as well as a great job upon successful completion.
The create section has three different options, one is to “make some music of your own” featuring a xylophone, trumpet, drum, cymbals and tuba that are all able to be tapped in order to make your own music. The coloring book allows you to paint, color, draw and use stickers within this section. There are a variety of materials you can use including: traditional paint, spray paint, chalk and brushes. All of the choices are a touch and paint and help you stay within the lines of the particular object you are working on. The “paint” allows you to pick a color and tap on a section of the photo to have it automatically colored in for you. The spray keeps you within a particular area but applies a “lighter” spray of paint for use. The “chalk” effect is similar to that of sidewalk chalk where you can color in with deeper and richer colors and the “draw” uses crayons for coloring in the photo. There is also an eraser should you make a mistake. In addition, there are stickers that can be tapped on and dragged into the picture as well as seven different coloring scenes which you can use.
The graphics, simple story line and ability to create within the app help it to be best suited to preschool and early elementary aged children. My son in particular enjoyed the coloring pages where he could make his creations and then snapshot them with the camera feature of my iPad to save them “forever”!
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Babar & Badou's Musical Marching Bandby Cupcake Digital
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen, iPad 3G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone 4, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone4S, iPhone5s, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPad WiFi
Size: 70.04 MB
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NOTE: A fee was received to feature this app.