Motion Songs - Kids' Songs With Motions (1) for iPad and iPhone is a collection of 10 sing along songs. The creator sits in a room and sings while doing the motions to your child. The 10 songs are The Wheels on the Bus; I’m a Little Teapot; I’m a Nut; If You’re Happy and You…; Itsy Bitsy Spider; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Little Bunny Foo Foo; Open Shut Them; Shake My Sillies; and Bubbles in the Air.
Motion Songs helps adults remember the motions to the songs that they knew as a child. It is a great app because it includes 10 songs to sing with your children that you may have forgotten. Lots of times, parents don’t know what to do with their kids, and rather than singing songs, playing games, and the like, they simply sit them in front of the television.
I like this app because while your child is still interacting with technology, they are also interacting with you and learning. When playing a song on the CD player you can sing along, but it is also fun for your child to see the adult doing the motions until you are ready to sing the song and do the motions with them.
Singing The Wheels on the Bus
Many Songs to Sing
There are 10 songs and my daughter’s favorite is Itsy Bitsy Spider. She loves to do the finger motions. We also sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, but now thanks to this app, she has also been enjoying I’m a Little Teapot. She has never been a fan of The Wheels on the Bus!
I take my daughter to a few play groups, and we sing songs at these, but I had forgotten some of the motions myself. This app was great to remind me of the motions rather than making them up. There is nothing wrong with making them up but there are a few standard motions that kids are taught too.
Pros & Cons
Free for a limited time
10 great songs
Videos of a real mom singing
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Motion Songs - Kids' Songs With Motions (1) for iPad and iPhone is a great collection of 10 sing-along songs. Young children thrive on repetition, and love to sing along with parents. Actions are the icing on the cake when kids begin to learn to dance and play. Finger and hand motions are also helpful for fine motor while their dancing assists with gross motor. This app has provided a lot of fun for my own daughter, as it has helped me to sing songs I had previously forgotten. Overall, a this is a great app to remember childhood songs to sing to your child!