The Easy Music app by Edoki Academy is a great introductory app for kids to learn music in a no pressure, non-complicated way. Kids learn to recognize pitch, notes, rhythm, and melody at a pace and skill level that is appropriate for 3-to-5 year olds. Unlike many other music apps targeted for kids this age, Easy Music strikes a nice balance between instruction and simplicity. Most importantly, it’s and effective tool for learning music, which might be more beneficial for your kids than you think.
The Importance of Music
Research shows that children who learn music at a young age tend to do pick up on math concepts quicker and do better overall in mathematics than their peers that are not exposed to music instruction. Music also helps with foreign language.
In Finland, the average person speaks 3-5 different languages and musical training is a standard part of curriculum for young children.
That doesn’t mean you have to go crazy with hours of lessons every day to see the benefits of music! Just one hour a week of musical training is enough to see the benefits.
The design of Easy Music is definitely one if the strong points for this app. It combines beautiful sounds with nature-themed environments to keep kids engaged. The colors pop and contrast wonderfully. At times, the game hardly even feels like a lesson. Don’t be fooled by the fun, however. This game has been reviewed and approved by the famed ear training professor and musician Evan Fein.
Final Thoughts on Easy Music
We HIGHLY recommend Easy Music by Edoki Academy. It’s a great introduction to music for kindergarten-aged kids. Heck, even parents would probably have fun with this game! Dive in and deepen your appreciation for music one note at a time! Available on iTunes here.