What is it with little ones and screens? Frey has been fascinated with the iPad since he was tiny, and he loves just playing with it and tapping the screen, grinning at me when the images move about! When I was contacted by Kidloland to see if Frey would like to try out their app, I thought it was a wonderful idea! I didn’t realise that there were apps available for little ones, and Kidloland is aimed specifically at 0-5 year olds.
To start with, there are over 90 Nursery Rhymes. You can choose your favourite, watch the words on the screen and the animals dancing away. The app is interactive and full of surprises, by tapping the animals they change their actions and move about, so Frey can bob along to the music AND make the pictures move at the same time!
I love that Kidloland is both fun and educational as I believe that learning through play is the best way for young children to learn. As well as the nursery rhymes there are songs to help learn colours and shapes, months and days, numbers, animals, fruits and vegetables, and the alphabet!
There are also interactive activities to match shapes and colours, and little games to play. There is even a section for lullabies – and Christmas songs!
The choice of songs and activities on the Kidloland app is just huge – and they can be downloaded at home on your wi-fi and then the app can be played when you’re out and about without the need for an internet connection, which will be fantastic for long journeys. You can also set up your own playlist of your favourite songs.
I think Kidloland would be worthwhile for really small babies and older preschoolers too. As Frey gets older I think he’ll just gain more and more from using the app. There are no ads and the app is free to download. You can try it out for free, with access to a few songs, but if you would like full access then an annual subscription is just £29.99 which is excellent value for so much content.
If you would like to download Kidloland for your preschooler, then just visit one of the following links…
Google Play – Download Kidloland
iOS – Download Kidloland
Amazon – Download Kidloland
Kidloland are also kindly providing a 3 month subscription for 5 readers of The Sparkle Nest. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning, please enter using the widget below. The giveaway will run until midnight on Wednesday 20th July 2016, after which I will randomly pick 5 lucky winners. Good luck!
Back at the end of December, it was a normal early evening at our house…