Old MacDonald Had a Farm Book

Last modified
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Description of App

2010 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner - Parents’ Choice Foundation

Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design

“This award is given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. These are ‘no fail’ products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.”

Old MacDonald includes 12 fully interactive pages and more than 35 fun activities to engage children.

Brought to you by the creators of Wheels on the Bus, an award-winning, educational iPhone app -- featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Gizmodo, Discovery Channel, Wired.com.

“This popular app will keep your toddler occupied with colorful, interactive illustrations and songs.”
-- New York Times

"Old MacDonald is, like its predecessor, a beautiful little application that demonstrates the value of the iPhone and iPod touch as interactive teaching tools for kids."
-- iLounge

Created by parents, “Old MacDonald – by Duck Duck Moose” is a musical book with 12 colorful pages of fully interactive, original illustrations. Delight your children while encouraging cognitive, language, and motor development:

  • Sing and read with your children.
  • Listen to the song in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
  • Record your children’s singing!
  • Hear the music played on a violin, cello, piano, and even a kazoo.
  • Touch, explore, and discover fun surprises in the captivating, interactive illustrations with more than 35 playful activities for children.

Visit this farm where you can shear a sheep, push a tractor, flip a cow, make a chicken cluck, see pigs scurry, and watch ducks waddle. This unique rendition of the classic song also includes many new surprises: a philosopher cow, the painter Pig-casso, disco dancing sheep, mid-century modern furniture, spaceships, floating balloons, a bulldozer, a dump truck, and much more!

Brought to you by Duck Duck Moose, the creator of Wheels on the Bus and Itsy Bitsy Spider and winner of 11 Parents’ Choice Awards.

Please take a look at other educational apps by Duck Duck Moose!

Favorite Nursery Rhymes:

  • Wheels on the Bus
  • Old MacDonald
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Peek-a-Zoo (Animal Book for Toddlers)

Other Early Learning:

  • Fish School (Letters, Numbers, Colors, Matching)
  • Park Math (Addition, Subtraction, Patterns)
  • Word Wagon (Letters, Phonics, Spelling)
  • Musical Me! (Music, Notes, Pitch, Rhythm)
  • Puzzle Pop (Animated Puzzles for all ages)

Creative Play:

  • [NEW!] Draw and Tell (Draw, Color, Record Voice)
  • [NEW!] Trucks (Carwash, Tow Truck, Recycling)
  • [NEW!] Princess Fairy Tale Maker

All apps are also available in HD for iPad, except Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Visit us: duckduckmoosedesign.com
Email us: support@duckduckmoosedesign.com
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Duck Duck Moose takes children's privacy very seriously. Our apps do not collect any personal information or include in-app purchases. For more info, please see our Privacy Policy: www.duckduckmoosedesign.com/privacy-policy

NEW in Version 1.0.3: Option to hide buttons and auto-turn pages in iPhone Settings (Thanks for your suggestions!)



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Accessibility Comments

There are two ways I found you can use the app. If you want to be able to record your voice or change languages, you will need to leave VoiceOver on. If you do this, you cannot interact with the graphics. The back and forward buttons are always in the same place, upper left for back, upper right for forward, so you really don't need to leave VO on if you do not want to. They are always labeled if you forget so just turn VoiceOver back on. Please keep in mind the home button should be on the right. If you want to interact with the app, such as making the bulldozer move or play with the frogs, turn VO off. They are not labeled while VO is on, nor can you interact with them. Run your finger across the screen during the song to interact with the app. Different scenes interact with different gestures. The frogs you need to tap while the sheep you should swipe across the screen, sometimes even a swipe versus a dragging motion will vary the reaction. There's no specific place to start or stop within each scene, makingit a bit of a fun little hunt. You then tap either the left or right corner to advance to the next scene. Please note the song goes on until you exit. I couldn't find the stop function as of yet.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

Really cute app with very clear sound. I would recommend it for children of any age. It will not keep most adults entertained for long.


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