Kara Singalong | interactive Karaoke app with Christmas songs for kids
✔ iPad + iPhone | kids app for ages 3 yrs. and above
Today we’d like to introduce you to a multilingual Christmas singalong app for kids called “Kara Singalong”´, which includes three happy Christmas songs and is translated into English, German and Russian.
With this app, kids can sing along and play along – the app will recognize this, but we’ll get back to this feature later on.
Which Christmas songs are included
* O Christmas tree
* Little Snowflake
Funny 3D graphics with animations and surprises
Each Christmas song has been treated with a lovely scenery, where many surprises are waiting to be discovered by kids. Our favorite animations are:
* building a snowman with little snowballs
* ice skating with the kids
* pushing Santas sleigh
Besides those little actions are also many little surprises. When the door bell is pressed during the song “Ring door bell, ringalingaling”, the whole setting changes into an outdoor setting, so that kids can see who’s at the door. At the end of the song, kids can even decide, whether or not to let Santa enter the house.
We really like the season change in the song “O Christmas tree”. The lovely green meadow changes into a gorgeous winter landscape via finger-touch onto the sun.
Singing along and playing along is rewarded
The scrolling text that is displayed reminds us of a karaoke and encourages kids to simply sing along to the tunes. All songs contain happy vocals in all languages, which really match with the funny scenes of this app. However, the singing is only audible, if the app registers one activity from the kids – kids will either have to sing along or play around on the landscape. Otherwise, the singing changes into a quiet humming.
Even if this feature seems interesting, we’d prefer it to be optional, because sometimes kids just want to listen and look at what’s happening, rather than being active.
Tip: For this function you need to enable the microphone on iOS 7.
Simply take a look!
You can have a look at our YouTube trailer, where we’ll show you two of the three songs. At the end of the second song, you can listen to the humming as mentioned above.
Kara Singalong kids app rating
Kids like the app especially for it’s interactive scenes and funny singing. Because not all kids in our team can read, the whole karaoke function kind of moves into the background a bit. Kids kind of either sing along, or they don’t. We would therefore prefer it, if the singing would be able to be switched on. The singing changing into a humming may be an interesting idea, but may not always be welcome.
Seeing it from an adults point of view, we expect a little more content and polish for the price of $ 2.99.
(+) funny interpretations of the Christmas songs
(+) funny animations and interactions
(+) multilingual (German, English, Russian)
(-) only 3 songs per language
(-) Background sounds in the menu
(-) no option for the consistent singing
Top best apps for kids rating: 4 stars
Unfortunately, the app is no longer available on the App Store (status 04.12.2016)
Download Kara Singalong
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app developer: David und Tatjana Maas © 2013 brainpets GbR