Music has been a language JD has enjoyed from an early age. Playing the guitar from the age of 2 as well as the drums, and much to his teachers demise throbbing a pencil on his desk to make a beat. He has always had a rhythm within him waiting to be unleashed. Now that he dances as well, I knew he would want to choreograph his dance moves to a beat he created himself. With DJ’s as young as 8 years old these days, this idea wasn’t far fetched. I began to suggest DJ lessons to a cousin of ours for JD, sadly he tours Europe so frequently the lessons never came to fruition. Honestly we don’t have room for another lesson on our already overflowing plate, so I didn’t pursue the idea. This week Legacy Games gave us the opportunity to test out the new Crayola DJ app, and JD could not have been happier.
Crayola Dj is recommended for kids, ages 6-10, although I will tell you 4 year old Gia also gave the app a few spins and loved it all the same. Now a days kids learn via tablets, iPads etc. Legacy Games understands that and through this app they will teach the basics of music production, as well as mixing and scratching music just like a real DJ.
Of course the little ones will have so much fun playing with the almost 100 exclusive tracks (created by professional DJ’s), the learning aspect will get lost on them, (Mom wins). With five musical styles to choose from including Hip Hop, Pop and Dance -Mix the possibilities are endless! Kids can easily mix multiple tracks simultaneously in any way they choose, creating customized, professional -sounding results.
Having mixed his beats to his liking JD was ready to perform on the main stage for an audience, scratching the turntable and creating a spectacular light show with the color-coded tracks. It’s a lot of fun and they can even earn points during the show: The more scratching and on the fly changes children make, the greater the applause of the crowd and the higher the point score.
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As we drove from New York to Washington DC, the battles were endless between JD and Gia. Im just happy to say they were DJ Battles! With a two-player mode the kids were able to battle it out to see who the star of the main stage was.
After every performance, DJs can then save their music to play again and again and even share with friends and family. With Crayola® DJ, kids become their own celebrity DJs!The new Crayola® DJ app is available now for $4.99 on Google Play for Android phones and tablets. In June, it will also be sold in the iTunes Store for iOS devices, for the same price.
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