We were recently given the opportunity to test out the KidloLand app for free. It comes highly rated from hundreds of parents and parent bloggers, so I was intrigued and excited to try it.
When KidloLand first reached out to me, I thought, "eh, ok, what's another app on my phone for Connor? Can't hurt anything. Maybe he'll like it." Then we got it and holy goodness! There's literally hundreds of games, songs, rhymes, stories, and activities on this one app! Bonus: they're all educational. Whether it's teaching colors, shapes, letters, phonics, animals, fruits and veggies... the list goes on and on! I spent a good hour playing around on it before I even told Connor about it because I knew as soon as I did, it would be a fight to get my phone back.
Connor's favorite games and stories all include these little monsters, and he especially likes the game (shown above) where he gets to clean the monster's teeth, pack a picnic basket, build a food car, and feed the monsters. It's his go-to game of choice.
That being said, he does spend quite a bit of time "reading" the stories and singing along with all the nursery rhymes. He's obsessive about all the different versions of the Wheels on the Bus. I appreciate that they have some many variations because I can't handle listening to the exact same thing over and over and over.
There are so many different ways to utilize this app, I honestly don't think it would be possible to get bored with it. This app was designed with toddler brains in mind, meaning that it is bright, colorful, and filled with songs for everything. My favorite section(so far) is the phonics section. Each letter gets it's own song with several different examples to express the appropriate letter sound. It's a really great teaching tool and I will definitely be using it to the fullest with both of my boys.
I was gifted a free 3 month trail to test this app, but my opinions (as always) are 100% my own. my only complaint about this app is that you have to download all the games, songs, rhymes, etc, individually and Connor can be impatient. However, I understand the "why" of it, because if they didn't do it this way, the app file would be massive and possible not actually fit on a phone. You can get this app on your Apple device, your Android device, or from the Amazon Appstore. There are a couple different options for your subscription as well.
Option 1: $4.99 a month
Option 2: $24.99 for 6 months
Option 3: $40 for a year
If you want to read more rave reviews, head over here and see what other parents are saying about this awesome app!