Old MacDonald

Screenshots of Old McDonald App

Created by Listening and Spoken Language Specialists in conjunction with Early Childhood Teachers, Old MacDonald is a highly interactive learning experience. The app is full of wonderful educational ideas, interactive games, and engaging sounds to encourage the development of listening and language skills in young children. Families of children who have reduced hearing or language problems will find the app particularly useful.

Old MacDonald has been designed as a cooperative app for parents and children so they can participate in a variety of shared activities together. Children and parents will be delighted with the beautiful animations, playful dialogue, and fun animal noises.

Download the Old McDonald app (AUD $1.49)


The app includes strategies, techniques and instructional videos on how to best use Old MacDonald to develop listening and language skills. This is achieved through interactive play, ideas for craft activities, and ideas on how to sing the nursery rhyme song in different ways. This information is organised according to your child’s language level – whether their language is emerging, they are putting words together or they are putting sentences together.


The app provides a variety of fun, fully animated games. With help from mum or dad, your child can choose to play a game that consolidates and extends their current listening and language abilities, including an introduction to farm animals and the sound they make game, a 'Guess Who' game, a record your own sounds game, and a Help Old MacDonald game.


The Music section teaches your child the lyrics to Old MacDonald and related songs. A karaoke style sing-a-long to Old MacDonald involves your child in singing and helps them to develop their speech and language skills.

For general enquiries or support

Phone: +61 2 9872 0369
Email: apps@ridbc.org.au