What is it
Musical Trees, from Dada, introduces children to a world of musical exploration. It allows them to experiment with sounds and rhythms in a creative way.
In Musical Trees children can choose from 5 settings, each featuring an tree full of characters. Each tree has a different musical style and works like a music box. There is background music and children click on the different characters to introduce a new sound; as well as making a sound, each character is animated.
Children can choose from a folk music forest, a chill out rainbow tree, a night tree with a soothing lullaby, tropical tree with a caribbean feel and a seaside tree with a reggae beat. Each setting has characters to match, for example the night tree has owls, bats and fireflies and the tropical tree has parrots and coconuts.
There are no limitations; this app is all about free, creative play and exploration.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I like the undersea music Mummy - the octopus makes me laugh" - Boy aged 5
Boy aged 4 loved the way you press different things to get sounds - Observed by Parent
"The octopus makes a funny noise" - Boy aged 3
- Develops musical creativity
- Encourages children to experiment with rhythm and sound
- Develops children awareness of different types of music
What our experts think
Musical Trees is a fun creative app from Dada. We loved the way in which children are exposed to different genres of music and can explore each one and make it their own. This app is all about creativity and being a composer!
Our little testers liked the way in which they could click on the different characters to add sounds to the the background music. The animations were a lovely addition and they added an element of humour to the app (as did some of the sounds!)
The 5 different scenes were engaging to young children and music choices were varied. There was definitely scope for discussion as to the impact the different music types had on the children.
It would be even better if...
We would like to have been able to record and play back children’s creations. That way children could share their masterpieces with their parents and get up and dance along!
Some of the sounds were too loud and drowned out the background music.
- Brands: DADA Company
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 5.0 or later
- Android version: 2.2
- App Types: Entertainment
- Types of skills developed: Creativity