Peter and the Wolf may be my all-time favorite piece of classical music for kids! When MomSelect asked if I was interested in reviewing the new Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app as part of a promotional campaign, I was intrigued.
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Kids’ App Review
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood takes your classic Peter and the Wolf tale and twists it into a modern tale. Peter has left Russia and is now living with his hippy grandfather in Los Angeles. On his birthday, some big news takes over the stations: a wolf has escaped from the zoo! Peter happens to know a fair bit about wolves, and he takes it upon himself to capture the wolf.
All four of my kids thoroughly enjoyed this app! Eight-year-old Johnny and six-year-old Lily were particularly transfixed – they ahve now gone through the entire story several times. Three-year-old Anna found the wolf a bit scary for her liking. Ten-year-old Emma enjoyed the story, but as a grown-up fourth grader was not as absorbed by the storytelling as my first and second graders.
The design of the app creates a visually engaging experience that combines the soft classical music with modern rock and roll. I think it would engage any early elementary aged child’s attention, and it is a great jumping off point for exploring Prokofiev’s music in its entirety.
Do you have a favorite music-based app for kids? How about a particularly kid-friendly piece of music – in any genre – that you think my kids and I would enjoy?
I received compensation for this post as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions are my own.