Mibblio is the first interactive musical/storybook app of its kind. With an intuitive design, Mibblio is easy to use and creates a world where children can read, sing, learn and play music all at the same time!
Inside Mibblio is a world of beautiful mibblets - illustrated story-songs that invite children to read, sing and jam while understanding the layers of developing music. Targeted to children ages 3-8, kids can listen to and build upon a song while simultaneously having fun and improving reading skills.
A mix of classic songs such as “On Top of Spaghetti” and “The Wheels on the Bus”alongside new, instant classics like “Monkey Jamboree,” are written, illustrated, sung and performed by accomplished artists such as Grammy-nominated mandolinist, Andy Statman and Grammy-winning drummer Marty Beller.
I downloaded the free app from Mibblio which included one "mibblet" which I used to open "Millie and Her Curling Whirling Hair." After downloading the selection, the program recommended changing the iPad settings to prevent your child from swiping the screen into a different program. Two options are available at the song/book's start, represented by music notes for the musical version or "shh" for the e-book without the interactive features. In the song mode, a seventy's style song accompanied the story's black and white line drawing pictures. In the "frame" surrounding to story (as pictured below) were assorted musical instrument buttons. Your child can add to the music by pressing rainbow colored piano keys, and can roll their finger across the ukulele harp, banjo, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar.
Check out the Mibblio preview video:
A Musical Book App for Kids from Mibblio on Vimeo.
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Child's Play Communications provided access to this app for the purpose of this review. All opinions shared are my own and those of my family.