Children can explore their own love of music, sharpen their listening skills, work on problem solving, and improve basic concepts of music.In the game the child earn 9 golden keys through a series of musical games and activities.
One of the features of this game is the animated encyclopedia of musical instruments. It is fun and teaches kids about various instruments. The child learns different instruments in the orchestra and hearing the various sounds they make.
Also included is an extensive listening room, Tchaikovsky biography, the nutcracker story, the history of the Nutcracker ballet, music trivia and more.
Some of the games are a little difficult for a younger child to do.It is listed for 4-10 year old children but it very obvious that it would be better suited for the older child.The younger child would enjoy the music and the awesome animation but would need help navigating through the game.
I was excited when I got the chance to review the Nutcracker Music Game for children. It is an award winning game and is excellent for teaching children listening skills.
The game is children go through the different screens they achieve keys in order to save the Nutcracker. Children learn to use their memory and listening skills in order to achieve these keys. The game itself has 9 different games of achievement.
I give the Nutcracker Music Game a 2 Thumbs Up and a 5 stars out of 5 stars.This would be a great learning tool for Music teachers for Christmas.Children will really learn a lot about music with this game.
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This computer game gives children an outlet for exploring their own appreciation of music, while sharpening their listening and problem-solving skills and improving understanding of the basic concepts of music. The Nutcracker Music Game is a magical adventure that celebrates music by challenging kids through interactive participation and exciting game play.
The premise of the program is to save the Nutcracker by earning nine golden keys through a series of musical games and activities that teach students about differences between sounds, exercises their memory skills, and increases their music vocabulary.
The Nutcracker Music Game offers exceptional teaching tools, such as the ability to demonstrate, in the classroom, every instrument of the orchestra and its interaction with other musical instruments. But above all it teaches children to love and appreciate music.
The program features a multitude of innovative musical games, puzzles and riddles, as well as an animated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments, an extensive Listening Room, Tchaikovsky's biography, the Nutcracker story, the History of the Nutcracker ballet, music trivia and more.
"What is so impressive about this CD-ROM is how much fun kids had while really putting their musical ears to the test." - The National Parenting Center
"A decidedly unique software game with enormous educational value…Kids will enjoy playing again and again." - Discovery School
"The best software I've seen to date or stimulating the musical imagination… Sophisticated in its design and content, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker offers exciting adventures in musical listening and problem solving that are both irresistible and educational." - Dr. Larry Scripp, Ed.D, Chair of Music-in-Education and the Research Center for Learning through Music, New England Conservatory
"It's a splendid blend of fun and learning, sensory stimulation and rational thinking, Old World atmosphere and new technology marvels." - Houston Chronicle
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