Disclosure: I received a complimentary subscription from KidloLand in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
How many educational apps do you have on your phone or tablet? I have 13. That’s after I deleted four of them over the weekend. And you know what? I’m not very thrilled with most of them (though my kids would say otherwise).
Trying to find quality apps for my kids has been a chore, and honestly? I’ve never been a huge fan of paying for apps.
But I’m learning that the best apps for my kids are going to cost something. It’s worth it to pay something to make those pesky ads go away. It’s worth my peace of mind that paying means I don’t have to worry about accidental in-app purchases. And yeah, sometimes it’s worth paying something so my child can learn the entire alphabet 😉
And in the case of KidloLand, it’d be worth it to pay and receive access to hundreds of songs, stories, and activities (plus updates!) and have peace of mind that my kids can learn, have fun, and not need me within ear-shot making sure what they’re watching is really suitable for them.
KidloLand is an app for kids 0-5 and has a little bit of everything for your child’s learning and entertainment. You’re probably asking how a newborn can benefit from this app when they can’t even swipe a screen. I did. KidloLand allows you to create a playlist of 25 songs from their app that you can play for your child. This is a great way to introduce music and classic nursery rhymes and songs to them, and they don’t need to be near your smart device to enjoy it!
As your child gets older, they can play games that familiarize themselves with daily activities (like brushing their teeth and bathing) and shapes and colors. Their songs and nursery rhymes are interactive as well – kids can read along or touch different objects and characters on the screen to make them move. G especially enjoyed this with the Christmas songs on the app.
KidloLand is a fantastic app for L (3) who is just beginning to learn his shapes, letters, and colors. But there are tracing and phonics games to help reinforce what G has been learning in school this year, and we’ll definitely be using it more this summer to help him be prepared for kindergarten in the fall.
My boys absolutely loved the Magical Coloring game, which creates neat spirographs at a swipe of a finger. Once they discovered this, I couldn’t get them off the iPad!
I truly was not worried about what my kids were playing with this app. It was ad-free and settings couldn’t be changed unless you correctly solved a math problem. (I may or may not have solved one incorrectly, so I may need to use the app to brush up on my math skills.) It was so refreshing, because there are times I’ve had to yank devices away for less-than-ideal videos my kids have come across on apps that claim to be kid-friendly.
KidloLand offers three subscription options:
- $24.99/6 months
The app can be downloaded at iTunes and Amazon. You only need an internet connection to download the app, subscribe, and download the games you want to play. Once your activities are downloaded, you can use them with or without an internet connection, making this an ideal app for road trips or other situations where you may want to keep your kids entertained. Learn more about KidloLand by visiting their website!
What are your favorite kid-friendly apps?