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Kidloland Review + Giveaway

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.

Kidloland Review | There are so many childrens app options out there it can be hard to know which are worth the money. We have tried out Kidloland and given you our verdict - plus we have 3 to give away! https://oddhogg.com

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.

Initial Thoughts

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!

Kidloland Review | Nursery Rhymes https://oddhogg.com

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?

Kidloland Review | Helping

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.

Kidloland Review | Letter Games https://oddhogg.com

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!

The Verdict

This face says it all really! This was the reaction when he had to wait for his brother to have a turn.

Kidloland Review | Sulking https://oddhogg.com

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:

Giveaway

If you fancy getting your hands on a 3 month subscription to Kidloland then you’re in the right place! I have three to give away.

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32 Comments


  1. // Reply

    I would let them use it after they have done their homework


  2. // Reply

    It looks to have lots of different things to do and I’m sure my little fella would love to have a go at them all…seems really good on the education front too.


  3. // Reply

    Ahh looks cute, lovely pictures 🙂 Thanks for linking up to this weeks #bestandworst


    1. // Reply

      yes – this iPad actually stays at Granny’s house for use there, but not at home



  4. // Reply

    I also agree with the everything in moderation. Technology definitely isn’t going anywhere! This app sounds great and like you said would be wonderful for a holiday with all the travelling! xo


  5. // Reply

    My kids would love this! They are both a little obsessed with games on the iPad! x


  6. // Reply

    I do love a good app, especially one where their is loads to do , as i find my daughter acn become bored easily after one game, but if their are a tonne inside it will keeep her enterained for a longer period. x
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  7. // Reply

    I’ve seen so much about this app, it looks so good. I’m not a huge fan of kids on tablets but for educational games then hell yes!


  8. // Reply

    This looks awesome! I always long for something like this to entertain the toddler during tired times. I find for him though screens just make things that much worse. But for a kiddo that doesn’t struggle with that or parents that are good at setting time limits on the screen this is an awesome option! #KCACOLS


  9. // Reply

    This is a great idea. It’s good to know that your little ones are safe on a tablet etc. and not having to watch them constantly means that you can grab a bit of “me time” as they play. The fact they have educational games too is a plus
    Debbie
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      I was surprised at how well the bigger one took to the educational games. He now asks to play dot to dot or the letter tracing game quite regularly


  10. // Reply

    I completely agree everything in moderation. This looks fab, the variety makes it perfect for taking on long trips. I must look into it for our next plane trip home it sounds like it would be perfect for my nearly 2 year old.


    1. // Reply

      The littler nephew is 2 and he just loves playing the popping games at the moment. He thinks they’re hilarious and his laugh at them is so infectious


  11. // Reply

    I’m glad you are enjoying the app. I agree with you about keeping technology to a minimum for now while the boys are little. There will be plenty of time for it when they’re a bit older. Will definitely look into get a subscription for this service then.
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      They’ll be running rings around us with ipads and phones and laptops before we know it!


  12. // Reply

    This looks great for kiddies – mine are obsessed with their tablets and I have to restrict their usage otherwise they would probably spend all day on them!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x
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  13. // Reply

    Happy faces all round (apart from when he was waiting for a turn!) It looks like a good all round app for kids that will keep them amused and teach them a thing or two. I have three kids, one of which would love this. I’ve entered the giveaway.
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  14. // Reply

    I agree, technology is the way forward and parents who do not allow their children any screen time will just hinder them in comparison to their peers. There definitely needs to be balance- this looks great!


  15. // Reply

    I never thought I would let my girls have tablets so young but they do – they actually learn so much from apps likes these. This sounds like it would be perfect for my Harri who is almost 4. She loves doing puzzles and games on her app and it is perfect for those long car journeys!


  16. // Reply

    I would let my youngest daughter have this on her ipad


  17. // Reply

    As a distraction on long car journeys


  18. // Reply

    I would let my daughter use it a bit after her lunch 🙂

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