Thursday, 11 October 2012

TOS Review - Kinderbach

This is the second time I've been able to review Kinderbach - an on-line piano program. Last time Tulip, Sunflower and Lilly used it but Rose was too young. This time she is three and falls right in their suggested age bracket of 3-7. Tulip was really excited to be using this again and took great pride in showing Rose where Dodi lived (she remembered most of the characters but her favourite was Carla the Caterpillar)

Kinderbach is an online curriculum for younger children. It uses engaging characters and songs to help memorisation. Lessons are just a few minutes long and include games, printable activity sheets, colouring and using a piano/keyboard (so you will also need access to either a keyboard or a piano - I believe the iPad app doesn't require a piano so you can see what my crew mates thought who reviewed the app).  

Lessons cover topics like music vocabulary, note reading, rhythm, singing and composition as well as playing the piano. Kinderbach is an in-depth programme and you can view their full curriculum here.

One thing I still love about this program is the length of the lessons - they are very short which makes it easy to do more than one lesson a day, it's not uncommon for Rose to ask for 'more music'. : )
I also love that you do not have to have a musical background of any kind to utilise and learn from this programme. Their lessons really capture a child's imagination and therefore attention, so much so that months after we last used it Tulip still remembers her lessons.

If you're looking for a fun, effective way to introduce your kids to music then this is a great product choice. We reviewed the on-line membership - a one year subscription is $95.88 which works out at $7.99 per month or you can opt to pay $19.99 per month, billed monthly. There are other options available like the various DVD packages or the iPad app.

If that very reasonable price isn't enough you can try before you buy with the free trial to see how it will work for your child.

Kinderbach are offering a special discount to our readers - 30% off any order - homeschool, classroom, online or DVDs.

Coupon Code:  TOS_crew2012
Expires: 12/31/2012

Also the KinderBach App is on sale Friday, Oct. 19th, 2012 ONLY.  The app will be discounted over 50%, down to $12.99! No code needed just the link to the Classroom KinderBach app in the App store:

You can see what my crew mates thought over at the TOS Blog - be sure to check out the iPad app reviews as well.

Disclaimer: I received a free on-line membership of this product for the purpose of providing an open and honest review.

1 comment:

Karyn Tripp said...

Stopping by from Crew to finding fellow LDS homeschool bloggers :)

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