Kids Academy • 5 Little Monkeys - Interactive Nursery Rhyme. Fun music educational app for Baby, Toddlers and Preschool children.

Overview

Can you remember just how excited you got back when you were a toddler and your grandparents used to sing you a nursery rhyme? I don’t know about you, but I remember I used to stop dead in my tracks and listen as soon as I heard the first words. Not only did my eyes light up, but I was also hanging on every word and singing along time and time again.

In case nursery rhymes stir a lot of happy memories, then I have some good news for you:  5 Little Monkeys – one of the most iconic rhymes of our childhood – is now available on iOS. In other words, you now have the perfect opportunity to let your kids enjoy the same wonderful experience at the tip of their fingers.

Developer

The developer of this fun nursery rhyme is Kids Academy, a new company that specializes in creating development applications for the mobile market. In less than two years, the company has brought valuable apps that promote an interactive education for children aged 2 to 6. The six apps launched so far have been well received by parents and toddlers alike and the million downloads stand proof of that. All in all, if you are looking for a fun app that can help you teach your child word-letter associations, numbers, spelling or phonics, Kids Academy is one of the developers worth checking out.

Interface

Featuring high resolution artwork for each of the scene – including the ones when you tap to interact with the objects and characters in the background – 5 Little Monkeys has some amazing graphics and nicely drawn adorable animals your toddlers will surely fall in love with. As many content parents stated, the monkeys are all pretty cute when they bounce up and down on their bed of leaves, while the animation is quite delightful when they fall and bump their nuggets. Still, despite the charming music and graphics, sometimes you might get the impression that the motion is slightly stilted. Nonetheless, it is not something so significant as to prevent you and your little one from enjoying this iconic nursery rhyme.

A quick look at its main features

  • 5 Little Monkeys is a nursery rhyme app that addresses toddlers of one year old and up
  • The app feature amazing graphical elements and you can be sure to find high resolution artwork for each scene
  • In addition to singing along, you and your toddlers can also interact with the characters and objects in the background
  • You will be pleasantly surprised with the professional audio narration and original music

Pros

Created by a company that focuses on developmental application, 5 Little Monkey delivers what it promises, namely dynamic learning at a touch. The app does not just help parents teach their little ones counting or basic language skills, but also expands the child’s vocabulary and promotes reading comprehension. To put it simply, when the child understands the context of how a word is used, he will make an effort to use it in the everyday vocabulary.

Still, these are not the only advantages stemming from this fun-filled musical app for young children. For instance, extensive research done in psychology has shown that repetition – which is highly present in this app – is essential for the latter development of cognitive abilities such as memory, comprehension or reasoning. In fact, some studies even suggest that young children who learn rhymes when they are young have a high chance of becoming excellent readers during the early school years.

Cons

As many parents point out, 5 Little Monkeys is an application featuring one song and it is paid. Without denying the fact that the rhyme can help toddlers count to five in a fun and exciting way, some users agree that the app would have benefited from captions, so kids could also learn to read the lyrics while singing along.

In a nutshell

In spite of the fact that captions would have made an excellent addition to the application, 5 Little Monkeys is an actually fun little app. While many of you would think twice before paying for an interactive musical app, let’s not forget that its role is to help in language development, pattern recognition and memorization skills for children of very young ages.

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