Tilly and I review the nursery rhymes, songs, phonics and games in the Kidloland app plus enter our competition to win one of three subscriptions up for grabs.
We’ve used the iPad as a tool for entertainment and education for Tilly since she was a toddler but now that she’s become a preschooler it’s really come into its own. One app that’s grown with Tilly over the past couple of years is Kidloland. Starting off as a nursery rhyme app, Kidloland offered a great selection of traditional nursery rhymes, each with dozens of interactive elements that Tilly loved to tap on.
Animals and fruits were some of Tilly’s next favourite categories, which we bought with in-app purchases. However as the number of songs ballooned, Kidloland moved over to a subscription system, costing £29.99 a year for hundreds of songs and games.
Now as a preschooler, the Kidloland offers sections that help children learn their days, months and most recently phonics. In the phonics section each letter contains several fun games using the letter. Here’s Tilly (face painted as a cheetah) trying out the Kidloland phonics activities on the ShireDad YouTube channel:
We’re delighted to be able to give away three-month Kidloland subscriptions to three lucky winners. There are loads of different ways to enter. None are mandatory, just take your pick and remember the more you use the more entries you’re awarded.
There’s no doubt that Kidloland potentially offers many hours of activity as the hundreds of songs and games are browsed. Once subscribed everything is unlocked and there are no further in-app purchases to worry about, which is great for preschoolers who get annoyed by iTunes windows unexpectedly popping up and interrupting their play.
I have to admit that I’m not used to paying subscriptions for apps and have until the present made so with some old in-app purchases of sections of the Kidloland app, however I can see that there’s a large amount of entertainment available. There are more focused phonics apps out there but many do also charge per section or by subscription. With Kidloland you do know what you’re getting so you can let your child get on and play and many of the activities are good for hand-eye coordination and learning.
I’m not a great fan of Tilly picking up American pronunciation and the phonics section does have an American voice, although some sections such as the animals are sung in a British accent.
The best option to see if the subscription is for you is to try out the free trial and see how much your child enjoys the app.
The Kidloland app is available for iOS on the iTunes App Store: (KidloLand) , for Android devices on the Google Play Store: (Nursery Rhymes For Kids) and also on the Amazon appstore- (KidloLand – Nursery Rhymes, Songs & Educational Games For Preschool Kids)
Disclaimer: A subscription was provided in exchange for a review of the app. Are views stated are my own honest opinion.