THE KIDLOLAND APP REVIEW
The Kidloland App has 1000+ Nursery Rhymes, Songs, Stories, Activities, Games
The Kidloland App has won numerous awards and its easy to see why – it comes with a multitude of songs, games, nursery rhymes and activities to keep your under 5s busy. More than that its not just mindless entertainment but rather a subconscious learning tool which is interactive.
Some of the Kidloland App can be downloaded for free afterwards you pay for each portion that you choose to download.
Kidloland App Categories
There are so many facets to the Kidloland App that I just can’t explain them all. You start out with a homepage with clear and attractive animations which allow you to choose the category you want to engage with, most of the categories are songs about that theme or concept but there are create and play options, games and tracing options too. You can choose from (and i’m quoting – i’m not just making up names:
- Christmas Songs, stories and games
- Nursery Rhymes (I think I counted 98 but I was doing it with two children begging to play the app)
- ABCD Songs
- Games (this has a lot of the other categories’ activities included in it)
- Learn to Trace (There are four sub-categories: Uppercase letters, number, lowercase letters and shapes).
- Surprises (You crack eggs to discover the supposes within)
- Chomping Monsters (Activities involving Monsters and feeding the Monsters – just be careful – they burp).
- Popping Time
- Magic Words
- Months and Days
- Weathers and Seasons
- Create and play occupations (there are 60 occupations that are set within a scene that your child puts together)
- Create and play places around us
- Animal Kingdom
- Wheels on the bus
- Row your boat
- Old MacDonald Songs
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Numbers Songs (1 to 10 and 1 to 100)
- Colours and Shapes
The Kidloland App is extensive
After you choose your category you can choose a specific item. For example:
- if you were to go into Lullabies you can choose from 10 lullabies
- if you were to choose Fruits and Vegetables you would see 10 different vegetables you can choose from).
From what I understand of the Kidloland App new items are constantly being added. All the songs have subtitles for your child to follow when they begin to recognise letters.
(Quick side note: you can also choose up to 25 songs to add to a playlist that then runs non-stop)
Now my son is 4 and he wasn’t that interested in the songs but rather spent time playing with the Create and Play aspects of the App. As we were travelling he was able to put together an airport scene (your child drags the pieces that are displayed to the suitable position on the screen and that piece is then described). Once your child has successful put all the pieces where they need to be a little movie plays followed by a song. There are all types of scenes and settings including a Toy Shop, a Post Office, a Planetarium and an Ice Skating Rink. It really opens up all sorts of discussions and lets their imagination run wild to places they don’t even know exist yet.
I may be an awful parent but what I really like about some of the sections is that the songs runs on from each other so in the Months of the Year section the months follow on from one another and you dont have to wrestle the IPad or phone out of your child’s hand to get the next song on for them.
My favourite categories were:
- Activities which has 10 different categories and includes puzzles, octopus popping, shape matching, egg cracking, colour matching, dressing a tiger, decorating a christmas tree and playing musical instruments. There is so much to do in the category alone.
- Create and Play: Places Around Us.
- Popping Time which involves popping various shapes, numbers or letters.
- Learn to Trace: I liked my son starting out with tracing shapes so that he became accustomed to the motions before moving onto letters and numbers although he could have started out with the letters and numbers first.
- Phonics. For my little one (20 months) I just loved the phonics as they are games based on repeating the letters individually and a lot of it is completely subconscious – they wont even notice that they’re learning. This helps with letter recognition, recognition of the sounds and mouth exercises to improve and strengthen the muscles in your child’s mouth and their jaw.
- Stories. I love any new stories that I don’t have to read a thousand times 🙂 The stories category has 11 subcategories and in each of those there are a few stories – the least of which is the Halloween category which only has 3 stories. The learning to read category has 15 stories alone and your child can have it read to them or they can read it themselves.
The only problem I encountered with the App is in some of the themes the words used are American as opposed to European or Australian. Similarly as this App was developed in the Northern Hemisphere the section on seasons and months doesn’t align with our experiences in the South Hempishere. However those are adult problems, your little one either wont be affected by it or will be old enough to realise this and understand your explanation as to why its different.
How to trial the Kidloland App
If you think you may like the sound of the App but aren’t keen to buy it yet – you do have a few options available:
- try out some of the free songs and games on offer;
- take a 7 day free trial after which you will pay $7.99 a month; OR
- enter our giveaway below to win a three month subscription to Kidloland
The Kidloland App can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Just look for the blue icon with a smiling star in the middle.
Just in time for the return trips all over the world – when you have to leave your loved ones and return home in time for 2017 to start, we have THREE, not 1 but THREE, 3 month subscriptions to giveaway.
To enter all you have to do is
- Like Kidloland on Facebook and AllThingsMomSydney on Facebook OR follow Kidloland on Pintrest and AllThingsMomSydney on Pinterest .
- Let us know in the comments section which social media platform you chose. Be sure to include your email address so that we can get hold of you to let you know if you are one of the lucky winners.
Competition closes midnight 1 January 2017. The winners will be contacted by way of email on 2 January 2017.
Just before I leave you – I just want to offer you one more great tool for entertaining kids – colouring in sheets. On the Kidloland Website under the heading worksheets you can find great colouring in sheets with the letters of the alphabet or animals or even Christmas themed sheets. If your kids are a little older there are a few dot-to-dot and “fill in the missing letter” for your big little one to try.