Before my daughter was born, I told myself that I was not going to be one of those parents who gave electronics to my children for any reason. Ha! Who’s with me? But with a software engineer father and a former IT project manager mother, that idea didn’t last long. Savanna now has her own iPad that was a 3rd birthday present. It is full of different apps that she loves to play but I make sure that the ones we are getting are not only fun, but educational as well. And I am always on the lookout for new ones.
For those of you still on the fence about allowing your child(ren) to play education games, the American Academy of Pediatrics put together this great article with tips for allowing screen time for your littles.
When I was approached by Kidloland to take a look at their app, I was hesitant at first like I am with all apps. But as soon as I took a peak at it, I knew Savanna would love it. With over 800 nursery rhymes, songs, stories, activities, and games, there was definitely going to be something for her.
After downloading the app, I reviewed everything that was included before handing over the iPad for her to play. I was amazed at how much was Kidloland thought of. Some of my favorites were the nursery rhymes, phonics and fables. When my daughter was younger, she was obsessed with listening to different nursery rhymes. I wish I would have had Kidloland back then! There are over 100 nursery rhymes included for them to listen to.
I was curious as to which section would immediately draw Savanna’s attention. It turned out to be the fables! I love how the fables all have two options: read to me and read by myself. Savanna likes to have quiet time in the mornings while I am getting breakfast ready, so the “read to me” option was perfect. I think she has gone through every story at least five times.
At the end of each fable, the moral of the story is reiterated. As a three year old, I am not entirely sure how much of the moral she comprehends. Some of them are a little more advanced than her age, but I do know that she understands some of the morals because she can repeat them back to me in her own words.
Each page of the fable (as well as other sections of the app) is interactive! I didn’t know this at the beginning…my three year old taught me. (Does that happen to anyone else? I feel like she understands the iPad more than I do most days.) You can click on some of the images through out the fable and the characters move.
They also have some easy readers which have been great for Savanna as we are continuing with our sight words and CVC words. She loves the sense of accomplishment when she is able to read through a story on her own.
Even though we are learning to read, there are plenty of times when we go back to review phonics. I love the phonics included in the Kidloland app. Each letter has their own entertaining song. Some of them we have already memorized and we sing them together in the car.
These are just a few of the activities included in the Kidloland app. There are sections about dinosaurs, fruits and vegetables, occupations and seasons, just to name a few. The app kept Savanna entertained for our two-hour plane ride and continues to keep her entertained (and learning!) for weeks after we started the app.
Kidloland is an app designed specifically for preschoolers and toddlers. It is a great, educational app that continues to expand (we’ve received notifications that there are new things to download!). I am excited to see how Savanna grows from it and what her new areas she will discover. There is so much to do, that your child will definitely find something to love.
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Tot Tot Goose was provided a 6 month subscription for a product review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. We are genuinely excited to use this app in our curriculum and our day to day activities. To learn more, visit Kidloland.