Rhythm Friends

Rating Rhythm Friends - 3 out of 5

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+
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About Rhythm Friends

A fun app that makes a good introduction to rhythm for young children.

Rhythm Friends Review

Rhythm Friends is an app that aims to teach children about rhythm and keeping time, without bogging them down with other aspects of playing an instrument. By isolating this one skill, and presenting it in a user-friendly way, it allows children to quickly develop their sense of rhythm, which can then be transferred to other areas such as learning an instrument, singing and so on. 

The basic premise of the app is that you have to help two frogs to catch flies by pressing buttons on the screen at the right time. If you catch enough flies, you can earn a gold, silver or bronze star – which quickly tells the user how well they did on each song. The free app contains a set of 3 songs, but you can add to these with two new packs of four songs each that can be purchased from within the app. These would help young learners to keep practising without getting bored of repeating the same few songs. There is a definite range of difficulty, with some songs being decidedly easier than others.  I think the app would have benefited from making the difficulty of each song explicit – giving you the change to progress along the scale from easier to harder.

The gameplay itself is very clear, with the two colour-coded frogs corresponding to a coloured button at the bottom of the screen. As the notes move across it is obvious when to hit each note, and a clear help page explains this in advance too. The layout throughout is very simple and clear, with well-designed graphics and menus. The sound is also clear and distinct, which is a necessity given the objective of the app.

Overall, this game is of clear benefit to children wanting a way to practice playing notes in rhythm. By concentrating on a single skill, this app makes sure that it delivers on its aims. In further updates, it would be good to see the clearer progression of difficulty, and also some record of that progress as a user improves their scores over time, but as a casual learning tool, this achieves exactly what it intends to.

App Details

Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

One Room Schoolhouse Inc

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You can download Rhythm Friends on your iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

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