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.
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.10.009
Provider/ Suite: Kinems
Skill Domain: Cognitive & Motor-sensory skills
Special needs / School ages: Primary school (2nd to 10th graders)4 to 8 years old
Language: English, Greek, and Spanish
Equipment: Kinect camera
System Requirement: Kinect for Windows sensor
Windows 7 or newer operating system
Dual-core 2 GHz or faster processor
2 GB RAM
1 GB free disk space
Dedicated USB 2.0 bus
External graphics card (preferred)