Whether you agree with it or not, technology is here to stay. In nurseries across the country iPad’s or other tablets are being, and the trend seems to continue into through into school. Most households have a tablet of some form, or at least a smart phone.
Personally, I don’t see their use as any worse than sitting in front of a television. Everything in moderation! However finding a suitable app for them to use that doesn’t require constant supervision can be tough. When Kidloland got in touch to ask us to review their app we were intrigued and excited to see what is on offer.
What Is It?
Kidloland is an app aimed at 0-5 year olds. It has nursery rhymes, games, stories and activities to keep little ones entertained for literally hours on end. There are no ads, and new content is being added all the time. There is a free trial, and thereafter there are subscription opens ranging from £4.99 for a month to £39.99 for 12 months.
Although the app is meant to be suitable for all under 5’s, I really didn’t see the need to introduce Piglet to a tablet at this stage. However, I have a seemingly never ending supply of nieces and nephews to try this sort of thing out on! I pinned down two of them for an afternoon to see what they thought of it.
While I was getting it set up I was at first a bit overwhelmed by the number of options and activities available. You could spend literally hours going through them all! There are nursery rhymes, stories, games, and learning activities such as phonics, tracing letters or games with numbers or shapes.
I was relieved to see them option to create your own playlists. That means your child can easily locate the items they like best without you having to intervene to find them.
Getting Stuck In
I’m not sure how we managed, but we persuaded my 4 year old nephew to let his 2 year old little brother have a turn first – it turns out miracles do happen!
The littlest was very taken with the nursery rhymes. They are interactive, so as the song plays you can press various points on the screen and see what happens. For a newly turned 2 year old this was just the right level for him to play and not need adult input.
That said – it didn’t stop his brother “helping him out” a little too much! What else are brothers for though?
The biggest didn’t hesitate as soon as it was his turn. He got stuck in straight away playing the games. There are loads that he can play alone which is perfect for when you want some quiet time! What we really liked though were the learning activities. The letter tracing in particular is great to work on with him and help him.
As a big numbers fan, the dot-to-dot was a big hit. He wasn’t at all fussed that it was Christmas themed either, although that did wind me up a little!
This face says it all really! This was the reaction when he had to wait for his brother to have a turn.
I think that as far as a paid app goes it is excellent. It doesn’t matter what your child is in to – there is something for everyone in Kidloland.
When Piglet is older I wouldn’t hesitate to get him access for a month while we’re on a holiday. It would save us a lot of agro on planes or car journeys I’m sure!
If you want to download the app you can do so here:
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