Clark is now at the age (2 soon to be 3!) where he is already aware of the amount of time people spend on electronic devices. After all he sits and watches me on my phone whilst I’m having a cup of tea, Nana googling recipes, Daddy playing games and his cousins checking social media on their phones, so I knew the day would come when he would ask for an iPad.
I always thought I’d be one of these mums who would be able to keep him uninterested in one, but in a society where both adults and children reach for their devices when they have time to ‘relax’ it would be hypocritical of me to say no. And after more investigation into the apps which are designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, I’m actually pleased I’ve opened up a new scope of learning for him, especially with the help of KidloLand!...
Clark loved the free version of KidloLand, so when they contacted me to see if we’d like to review the full app, I (well Clark!) was more than happy to oblige. With its vibrant colours, music throughout and range of characters within the sections, it’s easy to see why KidloLand would capture the imagination and concentration of a 3 year old.
KidloLand is designed for, and targeted at toddlers and pre-schoolers. It has 19 sections within the app which are Nursery Rhymes, Stories, Phonics, ABCD Songs, Games, Learn to Trace, Surprises, Chomping Monsters, Popping Time, Activities, Early Learning, Create and Play, Animal Kingdom, Vehicles, Fruit and Vegetables, Numbers, Bedtime, Colours and Shapes and Christmas. So there is plenty to choose from, all with a different aspect of learning.
Clark’s favourite sections within the app are:
Nursery Rhymes – This covers all the classic nursery rhymes including Old MacDonald and Hickory Dickory Dock. The videos include lyrics and have an interactive level where they can click around and make things move, make noise etc.
Stories – All the stories within this section allow your child to either select to read the story themselves or it can be narrated for them. One of Clark’s favourite stories within this section is Rachel the Rabbit. She sets off on different adventure’s such as being a farmer for the day, visiting the doctor and visiting the fire station. These are all interactive too so your child can click around to animate different things.
Chomping Monsters – This section is definitely his favourite! There are 15 different games within this area and two of his favourites are Chomping Fruits and Brushing Time.
Chomping Fruits is a puzzle game where he has to put the pieces together to form a fruit and then feed it to the monster.. which he finds hilarious!
Brushing Time is fantastic, I have a lot to be thankful for with this game, as it has encouraged Clark to brush his teeth without a battle. In the game, Clark has to brush different monsters teeth to get rid of all the food and germs, he has to put toothpaste on the brush, brush the teeth and then feed the monster at the end. I was a little bit baffled though as he brushes their teeth then feeds them a sugary treat, but I'll let this slip as like I said it has made teeth brushing in this house so much easier!
I’d say KidloLand is perfect for ages 2-5, and the reading section would also benefit children slightly older too! There really is so much included in this KidloLand app and because of its educational level, I have no problem with Clark using it whilst I’m doing dinner in the evening. He really enjoys scrolling through whilst humming to the KidloLand tune, and finding what he wants to play or watch.
Summary - KidloLand in numbers:
I love that KidloLand have covered every educational topic you’d want your toddler to begin learning from a young age, and due to the nature of the app it’s making learning fun which is what it’s all about at this age.
You can download the KidloLand app by following the links below, though I’d recommend the paid subscription as it opens up endless educational fun and has new content added regularly:
Google Play Store
Thank you to KidloLand for providing us with a one year subscription in return for an honest review.