Happy Baby Piano is a very easy to use application for the Android system. The program is a product that will enrich a parent’s life as well as the life of their child. Both generations will be glad for the addition to the phone or tablet.
What struck me as delightful were the colors of the keys. There is an entire rainbow of shades of keys. The background for the keyboard is colorful and cheerful. Both keyboards that are included are bright, with beautiful pictures of stars or fruits and veggies on each key. Switching between the keyboards is fast, and small hands will learn the secret to switching back and forth.
As each key is pressed, the sound of a tuned piano spills forth from the phone. Every key emits a different and melodious noise. The sounds were sampled from a real piano, so they sound like a real piano. The icons on each key bounce and the key lights up, attracting attention, hence inspiring more music to be played. The keys can be played separately or together, depending on how the child presses each one.
The keys are small, but they are large enough to be pressed by small or large fingers alike. The number of keys adjusts based on the size of the device. The volume control on your phone will help keep the music low enough for being acceptable for use in places like restaurants, waiting rooms, etc…
This small but charming application is going to be a go to application over and over again for busy parents and for little ones who want to play. There are always one or two apps on each parent’s device that the kids beg to play, this is going to be one of those apps. Children love to make music, it is why so many toy instruments are sold each year. Think of this as a toy piano you can carry in your purse, briefcase or car. A toy piano on which you can regulate the volume!
The uses for this application are varied. You might need it while stuck in traffic, or sitting at restaurant waiting for the food to arrive, or at a doctor’s office to provide distraction during a procedure like an injection. A parent who wishes to interact could use the device to teach the names of the fruits and veggies, or to use the keys in a “Simon Says” game. (The parent would press certain keys and encourage the child to duplicate the sequence. This helps to teach memory and sequencing.) Teach the child to count by counting each key as it makes a sound. The main use is going to be allowing the child to happily make music while watching the icons dance and light up, but there are so many ways to use this app beyond the basics of allowing the child to press keys.
The program has been updated as suggestions have come in, making this application stand out from so many other piano applications on the Google Play Store today. Parents who have concerns or suggestions will be delighted to know the person who produced this application is going to listen to them. How often can a person say that application makers even cared about their buyers in today’s world? This time it can be said, because it is entirely true. There is a way to contact the developer easily without running in circles.
This little piano does not take up much room on already crowded phones, it only requires 2mb to install and does not store data on the phone. There is no data plan needed for the application to be played, meaning it is available anywhere you currently are.