An award-winning tribute to a childhood classic, Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive experience encouraging motor, language and cognitive skills through fresh illustrations, creative interaction and music. AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Gold Award; "Best Children's App” KAPi; Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. AGES: 2-5.
CATEGORY: Nursery Rhyme
- SING along and record your own voice
- PLAY original music performed by a classical piano trio (piano, violin, and cello)
- LISTEN to “Wheels on the Bus” in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian
- LEARN the sounds of different instruments: violin, cello, piano and kazoo
- DISCOVER interactive surprises on every page
- SPIN the wheels to make the bus go faster… or slower
- OPEN and close the bus door
- MOVE the bus driver’s arm and sing “move on back!”
- SWISH the wipers and wipe away raindrops
- TAP to make the people go up and down
- HELP the baker serve some cake
- POP the goldfish bubbles
TIP FOR PARENTS
The option to hide buttons and turn pages automatically is in the device settings.
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Ratings and Reviews
If you want to entertain a child two and under, this is cute. The screen shots portray almost the entire app. There are only a couple more screens. On each page, you can make two or three things move by tapping or swiping. There are arrows on each page so you can go back or forward. But the pages do not turn themselves and the corresponding portion of the song continually repeats until u hit the next page. So whenever u change pages the song is interrupted to go to the next verse. When u get to the last page - which is pretty darn quick - the app starts from the beginning again with no warning. It's a continual loop. I thought we had done something wrong. There are no coloring pages, no words to follow along with the song, no real choices to make, no puzzles, no games. There is a menu for musical instruments and voices that is unique and entertaining, particularly where it allows u to record your own voice. But this app is rapidly boring to children over 2. This is a perfect example of a pervasive problem with these apps for children - there is nothing reliable to give u an age range and no way to narrow your search within the category of children's apps. And frankly Apple, the indication on this app that it is 4+ - which I assume is an age range altho that is on most all your children's apps - is misleading. I really wonder if anyone actually rates these and if they have children.
Lots of FUN!
The description in the AppStore does't really give good guidance on the age group this app is intended for. It is really meant for vey young kids (infants/preschoolers). For them, Wheels on the Bus provides tons of fun. My 2 year old son LOVES it. The app is all musical and interactive. You can have the song a played in many different languages and even rerecord it with your own voice (something my 5 year old loves). Everything you press on the screen does something unexpected. I took off one star because the replay value is a bit limited. I would have liked more variation. But then again, my kids always ask me to read the same story to them over-and-over again so the simplicity of this app may be it's biggest strength.
Not as good as non-HD version
My first complaint is that the pages turn the incorrect way (left to right). This is totally wrong when trying to introduce early literacy skills to young kids. The non-HD version turns the pages correctly (right to left) as a person would do while reading a book. My second complaint is that this version is missing some of the interactive pieces that the non-HD version has, such as the chicken sign in this version does NOT make the chicken sounds. Also, there are no colorful butterflies or sunlight rays in this version while the bus. Rolls along.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.