Australian Council on Children and the Media

Dr. Seuss Band - Oceanhouse Media

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This app teaches children to play electronic musical instruments (horns). Skills required include fine motor skills and fast reaction times. Caution: in-app purchases and online connectivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Dr. Seuss Band was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 11 December 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Dr. Seuss Band
Developed by: Oceanhouse Media
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Parental Guidance to 12 due to online connectivity and in-app purchases.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Dr. Seuss Band contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Easy and medium levels were played by the reviewer.

App description

Dr. Seuss Band is a colourful musical app that teaches children to play electronic brass instruments (horns). Children have to hold down the buttons for the length of the notes, which drop down the screen. The colour of the notes matches the colour of the buttons. The easy level requires one hand while the medium level requires two hands and involves many more notes. The difficult level is locked and can be purchased in-app. The sound/effect can be changed by swiping down on different parts of the instrument (horns).

There are three songs that come with the basic app including Dr. Seuss’s ABC, The Cat in the Hat and There’s a Wocket in my Pocket. Further songs can be purchased. The app is relatively easy to use particularly at the easy level, however, it does require fine motor skills so some parental help maybe necessary for younger children.

Reviewers comments

This is quite a fun app to play and teaches children some music appreciation. Young children would easily engage with the easy level, however, the medium level is quite difficult and the reviewer had trouble keeping up with the notes! The difficult level would probably require much practice. The three songs that come with the app become quickly repetitive and purchase of more songs would probably be necessary. Refer to the in-app purchases section for more information on this.

Caution: Due to easy access to the Internet parental guidance is recommended for children under 13 years of age. The player can easily access the information screen which provides access to: the Game Centre, more apps by the same developer, and other related websites.

In App purchasing

  • All songs $5.99
  • Horns effects $7.99
  • Everything $12.99

Online information

Easy access to the Internet via the developer’s and the Seuseville websites, to the Game Centre and to the App Store.

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

Other related apps

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

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