Children of today and technology are inseparable – most children have iPads, mobile phones and video games to keep themselves amused. I’ve always had mixed opinions of technology and never wanted it to take over my children’s lives as it has done mine. But as our children grow, so does their knowledge of technology and there isn’t much we can do to change that. Believe me, I’ve tried.
When it comes to games, apps and videos – I like to think I try my best to keep them educational.
When we’re travelling to Ireland to visit my mum, we take a 3hr coach journey to the airport then it’s an hour & a half flight there – so a pretty long journey! It’s a shame I hadn’t heard of the brilliant Kidloland app at that time, which would’ve been great to keep Holly amused during those long hours.
My first impressions of the Kidloland app was – I was SO impressed with the amount of interactive nursery rhymes which have a unique learning element to help educate your child. With over 1000 activities, songs, nursery rhymes and stories to choose from, you can be rest assured your child will not only be content with the continual interaction, but also provide them with an educational twist with technology.
The app features a huge variety of things to choose from, some of which include:
- Nursery rhymes
- Sing-a-long songs
- Numbers & Colours
..And SO much more!
Although the app comes with several free songs, the subscription options allows you to have unlimited access to the 1000+ interactive activities to download!
The interactive element on this app certainly meant that it kept Holly’s attention for that little while longer. Despite only being 11 months old who likes to trash and bash almost everything in sight, she enjoyed being able to touch the screen to make noises, change colours and watch the changes appear as she touched the screen with her cute chubby fingers. It also meant I was able to catch up on some washing up without her having a tremendous meltdown.
At first, I wasn’t sure if Holly would be that interested considering her age, but thankfully for me, she seemed pretty entertained. The app is fantastic for building your child’s hand-eye coordination, cognitive skills as well as provide them with entertainment. She thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Trucks’ which were sing-a-long songs and they were also interactive too!
Overall, this app is one of the better apps I have come across which isn’t the slightest bit disappointing. The illustrations are high quality, the sounds and songs are catchy and entertaining and it’s definitely worth the money if you considered purchasing the subscription.
Disclaimer: We were kindly given a 6 month subscription for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.