New App for Kids: The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee by Harlem daughter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys released a new children’s app this week. Inspired by her relationship with her grandmother, The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee tells the story a girl and her mythical grandmother through an immersive storytelling experience including original music by Keys.
Keys, AK Worldwide and Bento Box Interactive teamed up to produce the interactive experience, which lets users play instruments. The initial download of the app comes with four songs and a playable piano. Bento Box will eventually release additional story-packs that give users more stories, music and instruments.
A daily journal has kids answer 365 daily challenges, and a virtual piano within the app helps kids learn piano, with notes that synchronize on sheet music corresponding to what kids are playing on the piano.
Download for iPhone
Download for iPad