Little Miss Muffet by Tantrum Solutions is an interactive musical game designed for preschool children aged 2 and above. This app is based around the children’s song “Little Miss Muffet”, but also features “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”, and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” -to be discovered though interactive play. The Little Miss Muffet app contains fives scenes full of enlightening content. There is one scene for each verse of the song, plus an additional fifth scene that plays the song in its entirety. Each scene focuses on a specific area of learning. The interactions and animations in the first scene target words (the names of the animals and objects surrounding Miss Muffet) and the spelling of various objects. Scene two focuses on colors and sounds- by tapping on the surroundings children will discover what color the animals are and what sounds they make. Numbers and counting are the featured area of learning in scene three; while your little one taps on various animals, fruit, and flowers they will be able to count along as the app highlights the number of objects they have touched. In scene four, your little one will have the chance to discover the two hidden songs by interacting with the surroundings. Scene five allows children to have fun through play and interaction with the various objects in the scene. The images in each scene are basically the same, but the pages are kept fresh by the various educational mini games that change with each scene.
Little Miss Muffet has been designed with no menus or links that could frustrate or distract a little one. The song begins when the app is opened and left and right arrows on either side of the words help children navigate between verses/scenes. To help little ones sing-along, each verse is displayed in written form at the top of page and as the words are highlighted, they are sung in with British children’s voices. My daughter has been enjoying the additional two songs hidden in the app- she was able to learn “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” on her own. In my opinion the developers had it right when they named their company; this app is a great tantrum solution.
Price When Reviewed: $1.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Seller: Tantrum Solutions
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.