As a millennial with three children five and under and nearly a decade of professional experience in early childhood education, I recognize how prevalent screen time is in today’s society for young children. With that said, I also understand that not all screen time is created equal, nor should it all be met with opposition. When managed appropriately and used to supplement other learning experiences, educational screen time can be a helpful way for children in this technology-driven age to develop hand-eye coordination as well as other important fundamental early childhood educational concepts.
With two five-year-olds and a four-year-old at home, we’ve used a variety of educational apps and subscription services to help enhance their early learning experiences and familiarity with technology. Recently KidloLand, an educational subscription app for children five and under, reached out to me and gave us an opportunity to use their app for this purpose.
Upon research of KidloLand prior to accepting the invitation, I found that KidloLand is an award-winning, widely-used and highly praised app designed for children aged 0 to 5 created by Internet Design Zone, a company with extensive experience in developing child-focused apps. I eagerly accepted their offer and allowed my children to explore the app.
I’m pleased to report that our experience with KidloLand has been a positive one; the app provides a safe, age-appropriate, interactive and fun educational experience for young children. KidloLand has vibrant colors, attractive and child-friendly graphics, catchy music and an abundance of educational-based content. The app includes nursery rhymes, educational songs, stories, coloring, puzzles, and a wide variety of interactive games with focus areas of phonics, tracing, counting, color and shape recognition, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It truly provides a learning through play approach that is very effective for early childhood education development.
Because the app was designed specifically for young children in mind, it is very user-friendly and simple for children to navigate. There are activities that appeal to a mixed age group and interest audience, which is really helpful for us with multiple children at different developmental stages. The only area I really have any complaint with is that they do not offer a guided learning option. This option may not be a right fit for all children, but I do like having it as a choice within a few of the other educational subscriptions we use.
Overall, we’ve been very happy with KidloLand and I highly recommend it to other families looking for a comprehensive educational app for their children. It is a great introductory app for infants and toddlers and can age up with them to help with important educational milestones in preparation for kindergarten.
KidloLand offers a free 7-day trial and has several different subscription options available to fit your needs. The app can be downloaded here:
Google Play Store: Nursery Rhymes, Kids Games, ABC Phonics, Preschool
After you’ve subscribed and downloaded the app and the activities you want to store on your device, those activities can used off-line, which is always a nice feature. You can get more details or subscribe to KidloLand by visiting their website.
(Disclaimer: I received a complimentary subscription to KidloLand in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All opinions expressed are genuine, truthful and impartial, to read more on my disclosure policy, please click here).