Mindshapes Releases Tap-A-Tune App For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

London, England – Mindshapes, the interactive learning company, today is proud to announce the Tap-A-Tune app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the App Store. Young children will enjoy learning and playing classic nursery rhymes and holiday music with this app. The app will launch at an introductory price of $0.99 as part of the Mindshapes holiday sale.

Designed for children ages 2 and up, Tap-A-Tune helps improve hand-eye coordination and inspires a child to play music. To play a song, children tap on cute animal characters, each representing a musical note. As they do so, the animals pop up and down on the screen, dancing through the music.

“Young children love learning new songs and tunes, and Mindshapes’ Tap-A-Tune app introduces them to the nursery rhymes and holiday songs they will know for their entire lives,” says Christian Dorffer, a co-founder at Mindshapes. “Tap-A-Tune also helps children connect to the songs as they tap along, making the tune play on their device. They’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment as they hear a song play from beginning to end.” The Tap-A-Tune app has three different modes:

* Play mode:
Tap on the animals, as they pop up on the keyboard, to play the notes of a song. Afterwards, the song will play back in full.

* Freestyle mode:
Tap on any animal, in any sequence, to compose your own song.

* Baby mode:
Tap on an animal and the song will play automatically.

Children can also choose the instrument they want for each song. Choices include piano, accordion, clarinet and acoustic guitar.

Songs include:
Nursery Rhymes:
* Bah Bah Black Sheep
* Hickory Dickory Dock
* Old Mac Donald
* Row, Row Row Your Boat
* The Wheels on the Bus
* This Old Man
* Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Christmas Songs:
* Ding Dong Merrily on High
* Jingle Bells
* Jingle Bell Rock
* Joy to the World
* Once in Royal David’s City
* Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
* Santa Claus is Coming to Town
* The First Noel
* Winter Wonderland

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 27.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tap-A-Tune 1.0 is regularly $2.99 (USD), but it is currently available on the App Store for $0.99. To celebrate the holidays, all of Mindshapes’ apps are reduced to $0.99 for a limited time.

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Mindshapes’ mission is to change the way children and adults learn through interactive game play. The company was founded in 2010 and has offices in London, New York and San Francisco. Copyright (C) 2011 Mindshapes. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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