Australian Council on Children and the Media

Sesame Street Makes Music - Sesame St

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This app offers children the opportunity to explore a variety of musical instruments (and the sounds they make) while either playing along with the Sesame St Band or tapping the screen to hear the sound each musical instrument makes. Suitable for 4+ years.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Sesame Street Makes Music was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 10 August 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Sesame Street Makes Music
Developed by: Sesame St
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Suitable for children aged 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Sesame Street Makes Music contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All levels of the game were played.

App description

This educational app uses well known children’s songs such as ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round’ to introduce the player to a variety of musical instruments and genres. The player can play along with the Sesame St Band on an instrument (ie drum, xylophone etc.). To do this the player must tap on the screen to make the instrument play, and tap on each member of the band to stop or start them playing. The second option is to play on your own in which case the player is taken to a screen where they can tap on a variety of musical instruments to hear the sounds they make.

Reviewers comments

This simple educational app introduces the player to a variety of musical instruments. There are clear audio instructions which very young children could follow alone, however, it would be more beneficial if in the first instance a parent played the game with their child so that they can discuss musical concepts such as the beat and pitch, talk about the different instrumental sounds and encourage their child to sing along with the songs.

In App purchasing

There is an icon that says ‘more apps from Sesame St’, but when the reviewer pressed it there were no apps available.

Online information

None.

Gambling

None.

Advertising and product placement

None.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

Other

None.

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