Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Piano App -Review

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Have you always wanted your kids to learn how to play the piano? Well, there’s an app for that!

I had the opportunity to review Kiboomu’s new iPhone app, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star encourages children to take a more active role in their learning!

With this play-a-song iPhone app, children can do the following:

♫ follow the lighted keys or match the colorful music notes to the piano
♫ watch the piano keys light up one by one with the song
♫ press the start button and sing along
♫ add animal sounds to the song
♫ hear the song played on a banjo, xylophone, harp, flute, bells and more!
♫ record your child singing and playing the piano!
♫ sing and read karaoke style lyrics in English, French & Spanish

Piano lessons:

1.Help Children in School
2.Raise Self Esteem.
3.Increase Coordination
4.Help Children to Concentrate
5.Help Children to be Well-Rounded

There are 4 modes in the app:

  • Play and Sing Along. Once you’ve learnt the song on the piano, play and sing along to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
  • Learn the Song. Learn the song on the piano by following  the lighted keys. Practice as many times as you’d like!
  • Karaoke Mode. Who doesn’t like karaoke! Choose between English, French or Spanish and sing along while playing the song on the piano!
  • Free Style Mode. Sing along to Twinkle Twinkle little style like in the karaoke mode but this time the piano won’t light up! This is perfect for when you already know the song.

In all 4 modes you’ve got the chance to choose what sound you want your keyboard to make. Your choices are:

  • Xylophone
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Banjo
  • Bell
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Animal sounds


– Our Take –

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was both reviewed by my 2 year old and me, and a little help from a 9 month old’s fingers who were trying to sneak the phone away from us!

My son, A, really liked the app. He really enjoyed playing with the piano. It did not matter on which mode the app was, all he cared about was the piano. Since he is 2 years old he didn’t grasp the idea behind the piano playing. He did see the keys light up but didn’t know why they were lighting up for.

While we were trying all the sounds he got the most excited with the animal sounds!

Once he let me use my phone, which was after an hour or so of him hiding from me while playing with the piano, I gave it a try too. It is quite entertaining. I now know how to play the song better. I still follow the lighted keys, but I am getting to the point of perfection.

I liked the simplicity of the app and the graphics. It is easy to understand what you are supposed to do unlike many apps out there where you have to click buttons randomly while trying to figure out what it is for.

Great app in our opinion. A most have!

Disclosure: I received this app for review purposes only. No other compensation was received. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by Kiboomu.

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