When we were asked if we’d consider writing about a child friendly app on Spotify called ‘My Songs’ I was instantly intrigued – So many people use Spotify now, it’s everywhere so I wondered what this app would do to make it more closely aimed at those littler people in our lives.
I have, actually, never used Spotify myself but my husband has and he’s used it to play songs to Ethan but, of course, it’s not something where Ethan can get too involved because it’s mostly Azii’s music on there and where a lot of his music is child friendly, not all of it is.
The app, once you’ve got it, looks as you can see above – It’s bright and eye catching, it’ll really capture the attention of most children because they’re going to know that it’s for them and they’re going to want to know why!
Again, as you can see in the pic, there’s a long list of song types, within which there are play lists – Party, playtime, rhymes, pop, sports, learning and films are just some of the categories and then within these there’s at least one, and often more, play list. It’s all super simple to use and within each section there’s a button to click -5 and +5 so that you can get songs aimed at either of those two age groups.
Considering that this app is free, and you can run it on a standard, free spotify account, it’s a great idea. If you’re having a children’s party, looking for some seasonal songs (Halloween and Christmas sections are on there, too) or just enjoy listening to songs with your children then this is a great way for them to get involved and take a bit of ownership in what they’re listening to without you having to worry that it’ll be put on random and they’ll end up listening to Slipknot on the next song (which is why I have to be wary when letting Ethan listen to my music haha).