Teacher Review For Leo's Songs

Cute animations and song message, however, very little educational content.

Denise W.
Classroom teacher
Fairview Elementary School
Roanoke, VA
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with General
How I Use It
This would be a good extension of the app "Leo's Pad" if that is an app that you are already using in your classrooms. it takes the songs from the "Leo's Pad" and puts the animation and words together in a way that is easy to view and learn. The words are highlighted as they sing which is a good way to show tracking as a beginning reading skill. Students who enjoy dramatic singing would enjoy learning the songs during independent activity time. The songs are full of positive messages for the children.
My Take
It is very cute and animated however it lacks educational content. The words are highlighted as the characters sing, however it is often done quickly and it is difficult for struggling students to keep up with. If the child is familiar with the songs from using the app "Leo's Pad" it is easier to keep them engaged. If it is used as a stand alone app the students find it boring after the first half of the song. It is basically 4 songs ( with words on the screen) that animated characters sing.