The Melody Tree


“The Melody Tree” game aims at increasing children’s concentration and audio-visual memory in a unique way. A child tries to recognize and find the matching pairs of sounds that are hidden at melody keys which are hanging in a melody tree. The sounds can be heard and revealed when the child keep the hand still for few seconds on a melody key.

Goal (description)

The game supports children’s audio memory training and linguistic development at the same time. The sounds are categorized into different conceptual categories (e.g. animals, weather, instruments, melodies, sound motifs, etc.) that can be chosen by the teacher. 


Kourakli, M., Altanis, I., Retalis, S., Boloudakis, M., Zbainos, D., & Antonopoulou, K. (2017). Towards the improvement of the cognitive, motoric and academic skills of students with special educational needs using Kinect learning games. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 11, 28–39.


Provider/ Suite: Kinems


Skill Domain: Cognitive  & Motor-sensory skills


Subject: Language


Special needs / School ages: Primary school (2nd to 10th graders)4 to 8 years old


Language: English, Greek, and Spanish


Cost: Paid


Equipment: Kinect camera


System Requirement: Kinect for Windows sensor
Windows 7 or newer operating system
Dual-core 2 GHz or faster processor
1 GB free disk space
Dedicated USB 2.0 bus
External graphics card (preferred)