Plug your toddler into the matrix
Kids should generally, run around outside, kick the ball and play with their favorite toys. Let me make this clear: Tablets are not toys! Tablets are gadgets for grown-ups who like to delve in the digital world for longer than they should. Still, if you still pretend you don't have enough time to spend with your little loved one or like to enhance your LSD trips, then read on.
Nursery Rhymes for Kids is a collection of songs accompanied with animated screens that you can interact with. There are 38 songs in total but only 10 are available initially. The rest can be unlocked individually or by bundle. Parents need not worry, any operation other than choosing songs requires solving an arithmetic addition of two numbers. So technically a toddler could pass it given a few thousand tries but the likelihood decreases with the time they spend tapping on the screen (instead of chewing rocks or spilling juice on their shirt).
Each song contains interactive elements. There's no complexity here. Each animal, character or object performs a specific animation upon being tapped. There are also some instances where the screens can be changed. For example, tapping on an entrance door would switch to a view inside the house. The buttons and most objects are fairly large and can be easily triggered.
The sound quality is fair, although the words of songs are sometimes hard to distinguish from the overall music and sound effects. But who cares about that, right?
- Sensitive areas are restricted
- Up to 32 songs
- Can offer minutes of peace for the involved mother, father or grandparent
- Each minute spent in front of the tablet is a missed opportunity for toddler's personal growth
Overall, Nursery Rhymes for Kids is a well developed application. The repertoire varies from well known songs to some original ones. It is easy to navigate. It has many interactive elements for kids to spend lots of time. All this while ignoring other things such as the fact that they have soiled themselves or are drooling over the tablet screen.