Kidloland Review: Can an App Help Kids Learn? #Giveaway

About a week ago we were given a subscription to the increasingly popular chidlrens app KidloLand. I was a little sceptical at first, because I wasn’t sure how I felt plonking my little ones down to play on an app on my phone or tablet. Not through fear of them damaging the device, but more so damaging their tiny minds. But I soon realized the app was more than just an app, it’s been so beneficial in a few areas. Seriously, all doubts I had were thrown out of the window when I noticed the huge benefits.

Firstly I didn’t plonk them down by themselves to listen to nursery rhymes and learn colours, numbers, the alphabet etc by themselves. I sat with them. We’ve snuggled up every day, usually in bed in the morning and sung along to the annoyingly catchy songs and they’ve been reciting numbers from 1 to 15 and various letters of the alphabet. They can also tell me what an oval and a pentagon is. It may not be a huge milestone, but since they’re still only 1 & 2, I was very impressed.

It’s been great for our bonding and its something I enjoy doing with them. Sometimes I’m terrible at playing with my kids. I’m not sure how to play other than building houses with Lego. Which my biggest boy usually tells me I’m doing completely wrong anyway. So this is easy for me, we huddle together, interacting with the app, chatting about what we can see and singing along to the songs.

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It’s also been my saving grace when I need to get bits and bobs done around the house. Either one or both kids will be completely engaged with KidloLand that I won’t feel guilty for not focusing all my attention on them.

The best thing about KidloLand is definitely the opportunity to learn. It offers a huge selection for children of various ages to learn, such as:

  • The alphabet

  • Vehicles

  • Animals

  • Fruits

  • Animal sounds

  • Birds

  • Vegetables

  • Insects

  • Shapes

  • Months of the Year

  • Numbers 1 – 100

  • Colours

  • Nursery Rhymes

All of these can be learnt by song, it’s probably the most memorable way to learn something new. It’s certainly worked with my tiny ones. The nursery rhymes may not be vital to their learning, but they’re a right of passage for every child I think. There are also games and activities for kids of all ages to help with various skills such as problem solving.

The app itself is really easy to navigate, they just scroll and select then play along with their choice. My 1 year old can’t use it properly yet, but my 2 year old is brilliant at choosing his activity. His favourite at the moment is the alphabet and the letter ‘W’ to be precise. I’ve heard the song to accompany the letter dozens of times, but it never fails to entertain him. So I can’t complain.

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I’d really recommend the KidloLand app for children from pre-school age onwards. It does wonders for their learning by keeping little ones engaged and entertained and it’s a great distraction for us parents to use without feeling guilty.

There are certain parts of the KidloLand app which is free and the rest is at a small cost. I see it as an alternative to a book, so certainly worth paying for. However, if you’d like the chance to win a three month subscription for free then please enter the competition below. There’ll be five winners and it’s a great way to try before you buy. We’ll be singing the songs together before you know it!

For your chance to win please enter your details and select either one or all of the entry options below:

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For more information you can visit their site here.

You can also download the app from the iTunes app store, Google Play Android app store and the Amazon app store (but hopefully you’ll win the subscription!)

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17 Comments

  1. July 11, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Great review. We’ve been trying this out too, it’s great isn’t it x #bigpinklink

  2. July 11, 2016 / 10:59 am

    This sounds fab! Anything that helps them learn….and buys you a little time to get stuff done is a winner in my book! I’m also a mum who struggles with knowing how to play. Thanks for joining us at the #bigpinklink

  3. July 11, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I’ll be giving this a go. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a bit of screen time. I think my 2yo has benefitted from some of the apps I have. Thanks for the tip. #bigpinklink

  4. July 11, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I love a good app my daughter has one called mind snack for learning Spanish and it is incredible how much she has learnt. I’ll have to check this one for my boys.

  5. July 12, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Oh sounds like a very clever and entertaining way of teaching our children the basics before preschool! 🙂

    • firstooth
      July 14, 2016 / 11:59 am

      It’s a brilliant app

  6. July 13, 2016 / 5:33 am

    Archie absolutely loves apps like this, definitely one to try out! #bestandworst

    • firstooth
      July 14, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      I hope he likes it!

  7. July 13, 2016 / 11:43 am

    I think apps can be a great thing in moderation. I agree with using them together and they can be great so you can get on with a few bits. Learning with a song is a great way to learn. #bloggerclub uk

    • firstooth
      July 14, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Definitely. We love having our morning snuggle and app time. It means I can have a little longer in bed too!

  8. July 13, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Oh this does look good and very educational.Lovely review and thanks for linking up #bestandworst

    • firstooth
      July 14, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you x

  9. July 15, 2016 / 9:22 am

    This sounds like a great app, I have a 3 year old niece and 2 year old nephew who would really enjoy this and it would get them off you tube for a bit! #bigpinklink

    • firstooth
      July 16, 2016 / 7:05 am

      My kiddies really love it. They’re mostly obsessed with the vehicles section today. So I’ve memorised that song!

  10. July 16, 2016 / 6:35 am

    This App is brilliant, we have it too. My daughter loves using it, but I am careful with her screen time, as I don’t want her to become addicted to the iPad. I love all the singing too, but in moderation. Claire x #bigpinklink

    • firstooth
      July 16, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      I agree, with the in moderation. Kids love hearing the same thing over and over don’t they x

  11. July 17, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Nice review. If my littles were still wee ones, we would give it a go! #bigpinklink

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