TONGO CIRCUS APP

The magical world of the circus, interactive and set out in games specially for children.
After the worldwide success of Tongo Music (Apple App of the Year 2016, Parents’ Choice Gold Award), Tongo Circus now follows with more music for children.

Especially for smaller children Tongo has selected beautiful music. Very playfully, Tongo manages to introduce children to the music. And so in this lovely app they learn without any explanations and with much joy..

Our team of experienced musicians, pedagogues and illustrators stands for learning with fun. Made with love, without advertising, in-app purchases or data usage.

Contents

11 circus scenes to play with:

  • Tongo conjures from his magic hat
  • A strong lion jumps through the ring
  • The penguin family is balancing on the ball
  • Dancers to dream
  • The monkeys show their acrobatic art
  • A mouse is running on the rope
  • A bear plays the circus clown
  • A juggler practicing
  • The circus band ensures the best mood
  • A sounding popcorn machine
  • A sounding starry sky

     

 

15 minutes of music for children of selected compositions by 

  • Johann Sebastian Bach,
  • Georges Bizet
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
  • Charles Gounod
  • Edvard Grieg
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Modest Mussorgski
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Nikolai A. Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Johann Strauss 
  • Pjotr I. Tchaikovsky

     

Handbook
Even parents and grandparents will have fun using the app! To help you enjoy the app with your child, we have developed a short manual you can download here

ILLUSTRATION

With bright colors and friendly shapes Amsterdam based Illustrator Sue Doeksen has created the character ‘Tongo’ and his wonderful world. From the early stages in her career her work has covered different types of techniques from physical, digital, pencil-drawn, paper-cut, and animated. Her unique trademark is playful compositions with bold, simple friendly shapes.

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HOW DO CHILDREN LEARN IN THE APP?
We completely dispense with explanatory texts in the app. The learning on the smartphone or tablet is fun and playful.
To do this, we actively involve the children in the design of the circus performances in small games. In doing so, children unconsciously experience how music can reproduce a variety of moods and expressions. The ears become pointed and abstract structures such as polyphony, musical phrases and motifs become visible.


FIGURE OF MOOD

The circus is an emotional world where children cheer, rejoice, laugh and are amazed. They focus on the artists, and hold their breath – and that’s the same with music.
In the lovingly illustrated circus scenes, very different pieces of music are played. The variety of moods and expressive possibilities of music can be experienced here. If the clown comes on stage, the music becomes fun, as soon as the lion is standing in the arena, the music sounds noticeably large and majestic, and everything changes to a tender tone, when the mouse stands on the rope.


STRUCTURES OF MUSIC

In many small animations children learn structures and building blocks of music. Complex terms such as polyphony, musical phrases or motifs become very clearly and intuitively comprehensible: when the penguins balance on the ball or the skillful monkey rocks on the trapeze.


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

As a continuation of the app “Tongo Musik” Tongo introduces further musical instruments. The timbres and pitches of the instruments become audible as they sound individually and together in the circus band.


RHYTHMS

The popcorn machine becomes a rhythm machine. Children playfully hear many rhythms – from simple to complex rhythm sequences.


THE MUSIC

Tongo circus is an invitation to listen. All pieces have been carefully selected for children. In the app, we attach great importance to sound quality and high quality recordings of the classic label NAXOS