Friday, November 16, 2012

Stretch Listening Skills with The Nutcracker Music Game and a {Giveaway}


Just in time for the holiday season, we had the opportunity to try out The Nutcracker Music Game by Art and Music Games. I love to extend the holiday cheer to all areas of my daughter's life so that she can be swept up in the magical season. The Nutcracker Music Game was a great way for her to have a treat that wasn't only magical but educational as well. Being a budding pianist, my daughter is very involved in all things music. She especially loves to try out different instruments and learn about sound. This game was an immediate favorite for her.

Drawing from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, this cute computer game puts  kids' musical muscles to the test with 9 games. Many of the games revolve upon identifying the sounds of instruments. My daughter was immediately hooked from the first game where she had to listen to a piece of music and then identify the instruments playing in each piece. She rose to the challenge and had a great time trying to use her ears to solve each puzzle. Additionally, the graphics were adorable and brightly-colored--truly engaging for a child!

What I really loved about this computer game is that my daughter truly had to utilize her listening skills to figure out how different instruments work together to create a piece of music. Most of the other games she plays, whether they be educational or purely recreational, are more visually based. I love, love, love that this exercises another part of her brain.

Here is a video showing you the Orchestra Game. I love how the game highlights the instruments as they play certain sections so that kids can learn how to pick out their sounds!



After experiencing the game and seeing my daughter engaged in learning while playing The Nutcracker Music Game, it is easy to see why Art and Music Games has won the Parents' Choice Award. This game is a treat and adds something that other games do not. What a fun and engaging way to learn about music! (In fact, I found myself playing right along my daughter!)

Are you ready for a little holiday gift? Our readers can purchase a copy of this educational and entertaining computer game at 40% off by using this link. Right in time for the holidays! Want another treat? Art and Music Games has asked me to give away The Nutcracker Music Game for your PC to one lucky winner. Please follow the giveaway instructions below. The giveaway will end November 23, 2012. This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18-years-old and older. The winner must respond to our email within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are 100% my own.
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16 comments:

  1. Oh what fun this looks like!! I've entered! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Much appreciated : )

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  2. This looks fun! My son isn't old enough yet, but I want him to enjoy this kind of thing. I used to LOVE Nutcracker songs when I was a kid!

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  3. Mel, thank you for following Carole's Chatter. Hope you have a fantabulous week.

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  4. It would make it special to spend even more time with my kids playing it!
    Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

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  5. I want to give this and share it with my 5 kids
    Lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

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  6. I would share this with my granddaughter.
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  7. My granddaughter would love this!
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  8. my kids would love this! Especially this xmas for us will be small!

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  9. my son would - he loves the nutcracker!

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  10. because it would make my niece or nephew really happy

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  11. yes the someones special are my niece and nephews

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  12. My grandson will love this.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  13. Yet another comment. Thanks. (pick me!)

    slehan at juno dot com

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  14. This would be great for my son. He'd have so much fun with grandpa.

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  15. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. did you add this giveaway to my win it page?

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