The iPad app Kids Academy • Best Kids Songs : Bingo ABC alphabet phonics. Fun educational nursery rhymes app with Karaoke music. Baby, Pre-K, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten children learn English language through play games: animal flash cards and Sing Along is a sing along game that allows your child to hear part of the song BINGO in the free version, and unlock the rest of the song, flash cards, and karaoke mode.
Kids Academy would be a fun game for kids if they could do more than hear two verses of BINGO. The free version is very limited, so much so that samplers cannot get a feel for the game at all. Through a little research I found that in the flash cards I could learn fun farm animal facts, and that there is a karaoke mode that your child can sing along with.
Each feature has a $1.99 unlock fee, and the three options are the full BINGO song, karaoke mode, and the farm animal sound cards. If you want to unlock the full education app it is $3.99.
As I mentioned above, Kids Academy only has one song, BINGO. In the free version, there are only two verses available for your child to hear. This is a very limited sample, and while the games app tries to fill out more activities in the paid portion, the app is very limited. I couldn’t test the phonics section, and didn’t find any screen shots or comments about it.
The app does have cute characters, but they are not multi-ethnic. As with many apps that I have tested for kids, all of the characters are white leaving a huge gap for other ethnicities. If the human characters were more diverse, I would give this app a higher rating, but given the limited scope and the singular ethnicity represented, I just can’t.
Kids Academy • Best Kids Songs : Bingo ABC alphabet phonics. Fun educational nursery rhymes app with Karaoke music. Baby, Pre-K, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten children learn English language through play games: animal flash cards and Sing Along is an iPad game that allows your child to sing along with the fun BINGO song. When all features are unlocked for the $3.99 fee your child can sing karaoke to the song, and interact with animal sound flash cards. This is expensive for the limited activities included, and the game is not multi-ethnic. I wouldn’t recommend this game because it seems pretty expensive for the limited activities.