Why This App is Special
Color Band is one of the special apps in iTunes that creates wonder in kids. It accomplishes that by letting kids color with paint that also simultaneously creates music. That's cool, but apps have done that before. What makes this one so special is that when painters are done with their artwork, they can "play" the music by waving their hands in front of the screen in a Kinect-like manner.
This is the first motion-controlled game I have seen for the iPad, and it's a stunner. After kids have created their artwork (using their finger and set of art tools), they can then conduct the painting to play music by touching it or waving their hand in front of the screen. This free art and music creation app comes with a limited number of instruments and drawing spaces; but more are available as an in-app purchase.
Color Band is a perfect app to introduce at the end of the day, particularly when you are traveling with kids. This app will perk your kids up because it creates wonder.
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