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We designed "Carnival of Animals: Music Education for Your Kids" especially for children’s early music education. This music learning app integrates Carnival of Animals composed by Saint-Saëns with animated storybook. Through interactive music practice, kids learn about rhythms, duration and pitch. Meanwhile, the pop-up facts in this educational app consolidate their knowledge on both music and animals.

Pic 1: Entertaining and educational classical music
Extracts from the classical music Carnival of Animals by Saint-Saëns is well-known among music educators. This music piece is primarily composed for teaching music elements.
Pic 2: Music has its breathing
The musical phrases are the breathe of a music piece, just like the pauses in one’s speech. As the music pauses, a new fish leads to the start of another musical phrase, helping the children contrast the length of musical phrases.
Pic 3: Concise animal knowledge in short story
The story and related animal knowledge are kept short and precise, making classical music fun and easy. The little fish are nervous at the performance, tip them off the moves when you listen to Saint-Saëns’ music piece.

The Show Must Go On!

The story is based in an aquarium which is home to thousands of fish, including Moony and her classmates. Moony has a new classmate in her school called Doris. At first, Doris seems rather rude, but the fact is she’s harbouring a secret she hasn't told anyone. Despite that, her classmates invite her to join the performance. They should be incredibly confident with all their efforts in the rehearsals, but they freak out when facing the audience! What secret is Doris keeping? Will the class nail the show or fail?

Reading this story, the children learn how to be polite, greet new friends and work with people who are different to them.

Musical Phrases and Melodic Contour
Listening to the musically-rich melody created by flute, violin , viola and pianos, it is as if looking closely at all the sea creatures in a dimly lit aquarium. Giving hints to the sea creatures during their performance, the children learn:
Find out the musical phrases :The end of the musical phrase is where the fish stop and the music pauses. A new fish comes and leads the change of the musical phrase, making it easier to spot the ends of musical phrases.
Spot out the music structure:Observe how the sea creatures move, and contrast the long and short musical phrases
Draw the melodic contour:As the sea creatures float up and down in water, draw the melodic contour on the graphic notation

Music is abstract. How can we catch up with a piece of music? With a combination of storytelling and interactive music game, Toothy Buddies helps kiddos learn about Saint-Saens and his famous music Carnival of Animals. Including elementary music elements, like duration, pulse, melodic contour, musical phrases and form.
Listening to the classical music in the show and dancing to the water current in the aquarium, the little fish make beautiful moves in their show. The hints from the children help the fish to remember their steps. Show the audience how good they are doing.

Joy of Android /
App Review Site
“Carnival of Animals” for parents to teach their children music. “Carnival of Animals has two sides, one is great storytelling and interaction. The other is excellent introduction to basic music making. There are no actual instruments for kids to play with, but the hand and music coordination is there.”

Best Educational Apps of 2013
“Carnival of Animals has been selected as “one of the best apps for kids” by several newspapers, educational websites as well as professional app reviewers.”

Top Kids Apps /
App Review Site
“This is an outstanding app, clearly developed by passionate and dedicated people, which is the thing I appreciate most.”

Kathryn /
Risk Manager
“I found myself being quite mesmerized by the music part, which I think it’s good because that’s what you want the children to have in their ears.”