Les Trois Elles is a well-known French developer for kids apps. We’re huge fans of their work. Recently, they renamed themselves to Edoki to appeal to a broader audience. And today, I’d like to highlight one of their most recent apps: Easy Song Studio - Holiday Edition.
Combine Flash Cards into A “Crazy Holidays” Song
Composing your own song is not always easy even if you can play musical instruments. Creating the lyrics can be really challenging too. For such reasons Easy Song Studio was created — to help you and your kids compose their own songs and have fun along the way.
There are three steps that you need to take: writing, mixing, and doing the karaoke. In the writing step, you can choose from three music genres.
To compose the lyrics, you drag a flash card onto the song timeline. Then, swipe right to go to the next part of the song and drag another flash card onto it. To replace a card, simply drag a new one on top of it. When you get to the end of the song, you have composed a full song based on words written on the flash cards.
You can also change the tempo or add some effects to several parts of the song to make it even more unique. Once you’re all set, you can go into the karaoke mode, and sing along to the new song.
Parents Need to Know
You can give a title to each version you create. The app will store all of them, so that you can sing along to any of your favorite versions. This activity is suitable for kids ages 6+ who love to sing along to a new song.
Combining flash cards into a song fits nicely with the karaoke mode. With this approach, kids can learn new English words as they compose and sing along. Since we’re reviewing the Holiday Edition, most of the flash cards are Christmas-themed.
Easy Song Studio is available in 15 different instructional languages, including Turkish and Korean.
Things I Like
It’s very easy to compose songs with this app. I believe much younger kids can already enjoy composing the songs on their own. The app also has a shuffle mode where it automatically fills up the song with random flash cards. It’s a fun way to compose and sing along to a silly song.
Based on my experience with my three-year-old, the flash cards approach really helps with their reading skills. For each card, you will see the written word and hear how it’s pronounced. You’re then encouraged to mimic the pronunciation by singing along. I’d never imagine that learning new words can be this fun.
Easy Song Studio - Holiday Edition is a fun app that allows kids ages 6+ to compose their own “Crazy Holidays” song. Using the flash cards approach, it’s very simple to compose a song and learn new words as you sing along to it. It’s the perfect app to play with the entire family during this Christmas holiday, especially since it also encourages you to think of the perfect presents to give your family members.
App was provided for our honest review.