Friday, June 7, 2013

Review: DoReMi 1-2-3: Music for Kids app

DRM_featuredYou know those kids apps that are so fun that you secretly play them yourself when the kids are asleep? All the apps from Creativity Inc. fall into that category! My 3-year-old, one-year-old, and I have been playing their gorgeous music-learning app DoReMi 1-2-3: Music For Kids (and also their alien rock band music game Roklienz™ Rok Out) on both my iPad and iPhone, and they are so much fun--for the entire family!

There is so much to do and learn on DoReMi 1-2-3! Lesson mode teaches kids to play simple songs by ear using an eight note scale. Notes are represented not by piano keys, but by a set of 8 colorful characters all in a row (8 pandas, 8 stars, 8 cows, etc.) And songs are taught in a progressive, build-on fashion that really works with little ones.

In free play mode--the mode we use the most--kids can make and record their own music. In addition to being able to select from multiple sets of musical characters and wonderfully-illustrated backgrounds to make music in (our favorite setting is the farm), kids can also choose to hear their characters make animal sounds, sing do-re-mi, or recite colors or numbers as they play along the scale.

Plus, there are tons of adorable extras added into each background. For example, clicking certain spots around the farm background will make corn grow from the field or a pig emerge from the barn. This game is no one-trick pony! You and your kids are going to have tons of fun discovering all of its little secrets!

You can get a free version of DoReMi 1-2-3 lite, which includes a limited number of songs, backgrounds and characters, by visiting the itunes App Store. A full version of the game with all the bells and whistles is available for purchase for $2.99--totally worth it for all the family fun to be had in this beautifully-crafted kids app.

Disclaimer: Creativity Inc provided me with a full version of the app for consideration. All opinions are my own -- I really like this app!


  1. Ok, but is the free version full of ads that the kid will inevitably tap?

    Also: HI!

  2. Hi Sara! Great question! There are no ads in the free version of the game -- just a little button on the main page that says "buy more songs," but the game says aloud that you will need a parent to buy more songs (take that, sneaky toddlers!)

    By the way, you are entered to win a full version of the game because you posted! :)

  3. Does the free app only have one or two songs?

  4. Does the free app only have one or two songs?

  5. Hi there! Do Re Mi: 123 Lite has one song to learn, one background in free play, and two character sets (pandas and stars!)

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