As I posted a few weeks ago, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that Miss Belle will watch the odd bit of TV every now and then. I had previously worried about exposing my child to screen time and this included the use of apps. I suppose, like my pre-baby thoughts on kid’s TV, I felt apps weren’t really necessary. But over the past few years I have seen friends and family use apps and I’ve often been told they can be educational. So when KidloLand got in touch to ask me if I wanted to review their app, I was keen to put it to the test and see if there really were any educational benefits to it.

The award winning KidloLand app boasts 700 different nursery rhymes, stories, songs and games. That’s a LOT of content. You can download the app for iOS or Android. The app is designed for pre-school children and toddlers. With that in mind, they have made learning fun! All of the content is colourful and eye catching and it uses music and cute characters to capture the attention of children.

KiddloLand toddler app

As you would expect for an app that caters for 0-5 year olds, some sections are more suitable for younger children, and some for older ones. At 21 months I was a bit sceptical about what Miss Belle would get out of it. As much as she’s always trying to take selfies and open my iPhone or iPad, I wasn’t sure if she’d be able to do some of the activities which required her to tap or swipe the screen.

I’m pleased to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much Miss Belle enjoyed using the app. We sat and played with it together and I could quickly see which elements she liked and which bits she could interact with. She loved the nursery rhymes and songs to begin with. But the app is so much more than nursery rhymes. Children can learn about ABCs, numbers, shapes, colours, A-Z, different seasons, fruits and vegetables, clothing and occupations too.

Our favourite features of the app were:

Nursery rhymes and songs: Miss Belle found these really captivating. Some of you will know that recently we attempted a first hair cut for the second time, and that was on the day after we received this app! I am sure that the nursery rhymes (and the snacks I gave her) helped to make that hair cut a success!

KidloLand nursery rhyme app for toddler

Phonics: Miss Belle is saying new words every day and I think this was the stand out feature of the app for me. The use of colourful songs helped to show her how to say words.

KidloLand App phonics toddlers

Game – Pop the Numbers: This was a big hit as Miss Belle is learning how to count to 10. In this game the numbers pop up and as you tap them to make them pop, the number is said out loud. We sat and did it together to start with, but after a few minutes she was tapping away by herself. Not only that, but she the started telling me which number she could see on the screen. 6, 9 and 3 seem to be her favourite!

Toddler educational kidloland app

Some of the activities such as jigsaw puzzles and join the dots were a bit tricky for Miss Belle, but I can see they would be great for slightly older pre-schoolers. When we explored these sections she’d still have a go though, and we could still discuss things such as colours as she was attempting them.

KidloLand toddler app

I can honestly say I was surprised at the educational value of this app. I will keep using it with Miss Belle, safe in the knowledge that it will be supplementing what she is learning as she discovers new things. We go away in a few weeks and it will be great to take on the plane to entertain her too. Personally, I will use apps in moderation, but whenever I use the KidloLand app I will be happy knowing that there is an educational benefit for my child.

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KidloLand have kindly offered three of my readers a three month subscription to their app. Enter the giveaway below. Good luck!

 

Disclaimer: We received the KidloLand app for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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25 thoughts on “KidloLand App – review and giveaway!

  • 19th October 2016 at 1:47 pm
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    This does look like a really good app. I will have to try it out on my toddler. #familyfun

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    • 19th October 2016 at 3:33 pm
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      It really is pretty good. Do enter the giveaway and you can be in with a chance of sampling it! Thanks for reading x

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  • 19th October 2016 at 8:36 pm
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    Looks like a good app. Will have to have a play next time we see you

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  • 20th October 2016 at 7:27 am
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    Yeah I’m sure Miss Belle’s older cousin will be a wizz at it and love it too!

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  • 20th October 2016 at 7:06 pm
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    Ah we did a kidlokand review.m and thought it was great. My little ones both love it and boy did it help us out on several plane journeys. Glad your little one is enjoying it too. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

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    • 20th October 2016 at 7:09 pm
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      Yep it’s definitely going to help on our 4 hour flight soon! Thanks for hosting x

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  • 20th October 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    We love apps. Peachy is only 10 months old but she has been using apps since she discovered that she has hands. She likes the ones where you pop balloons. I see no problem with her playing these games. It teaches cause and effect and allows her to practice coordination. Now that she’s a bit older, she is discovering new apps that she likes. And since she’s been using the tablet for so long, she knows how it works and she’ll keep tapping things until something happens. #SharingtheBlogLove

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    • 21st October 2016 at 7:19 am
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      It’s amazing how quickly they learn what to do isn’t it! It sounds like your daughter would love this app – hope you’ve entered the draw! Thanks for reading xx

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  • 21st October 2016 at 9:39 am
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    great for our grandson

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  • 22nd October 2016 at 7:41 pm
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    I won a 3 months kiddoland subscription and I’ve not really got my son into it yet. 1 week on. It’s a good idea and worth it in morderation. Definately worth exploring as we can’t make them avoid screens forever! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun
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    • 23rd October 2016 at 1:05 pm
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      Exactly! Thanks for commenting and for hosting X

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  • 22nd October 2016 at 10:57 pm
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    The KidloLand App is great, we got to review it too. My daughter loved it and still does. KidloLand has so much to offer. I do worry about screen time and her using my iPad, however it’s restricted plus she’s not asking or pointing for it (which is good), she wants my phone more. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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    • 23rd October 2016 at 1:05 pm
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      Yeh we will be limiting it, but still good to know it’s educational when used. Thanks for hosting #fortheloveofBLOG x

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  • 23rd October 2016 at 10:21 pm
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    We’ve had this app for a few months now and I was originally going to say no to it because I don’t really encourage Alice to use the iPad. But with starting school in September I thought over the summer it would be good to prepare her and I was really impressed with it. We still use it now and she loves it! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    • 26th October 2016 at 4:11 pm
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      Yeah I think there are definitely some good points to it. We don’t use it all the time, but for a bit of quiet time and travelling it’s worth it! Thanks for hosting #SharingtheBlogLove x

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  • 24th October 2016 at 2:08 pm
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    This sounds like a great app – it’s amazing what kids can pick up with these things and how intuitive they are! My son showed me that my camera is a touch screen the other day – I had no idea! He just swiped to the next photo! It’s great to have things like this up your sleeve for those tricky occasions (we need a haircut too and I’m dreading it!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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  • 25th October 2016 at 3:25 pm
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    Lovely post, it seems like a fab app and one i will defiantly be looking out for. My daughter is 2 and half now and loves playing on granddad’s iPad, puzzle games seem to be her favourite and anything to do with nursery rhymes 🙂 thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesday

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    • 26th October 2016 at 4:12 pm
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      Oh I think your daughter would like it if she’s used to playing on an iPad! Thanks for reading x

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  • 25th October 2016 at 8:02 pm
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    I was the same as you, I could never see any benefit in screen time for my children! But now my 3 year old has good dexterity, and can use iPads unaided, I find apps like this really useful to keep him entertained while I’m tied up with his crazy brother, or if he’s a bit bored on a miserable day! The educational benefit really is a plus as well!
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    • 26th October 2016 at 4:14 pm
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      I know what you mean, in a way I wish iPads didn’t exist, but sadly they do. But when you find a good app, boy can they be handy sometimes!! Thanks for hosting and reading x

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