Sophie is just six months old and if you are following me on Instagram, then you will know that she is just about to make her bid for world domination. Everything is fresh, new and just within reach (or so she likes to think!) As a busy blogger, I can often be found on my iPhone; tweeting, sharing, liking and all that jazz. I thought it didn’t really matter and that Sophie was far too young to notice if I fed her a bottle with one hand and scrolled through Twitter notifications with the other. Sadly, those days are at an end as she is making a grab for my phone / ipad / keyboard at every available opportunity. I’m not someone who is against kids using technology or watching the TV so if she is showing an interest then that’s fine by me. However, without putting Peppa Pig on repeat it’s hard to find anything really suitable or interactive enough for babies her age. I don’t want to just put her in front of a screen either, I’d much prefer her experience with technology to be interactive and something we can do together. Fortunately, the lovely people over at KidloLand got in touch with me a few weeks back and offered me the chance to review the award winning KidloLand App.
To begin with I was a bit dubious if I’m honest. I didn’t think apps were age appropriate for such a young child but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The app is designed for children under the age of five and in my opinion it is particularly suited for toddlers. Little one’s can learn their ABCs, animals, fruits, vegetables, shapes and more with the help of 300+ interactive nursery rhymes, songs and educational activities.
However, for a baby of Sophie’s age, the interactive sing-a-long nursery rhymes are a real treat. I sing along with the app to all of the traditional nursery rhymes whilst she bats at the colourful animated video that goes along with each song. I think we both love the bright and clear graphics – it has a really happy, upbeat feel to it. One of the really clever features here is that when Sophie accidentally touches the screen, the app either does nothing or reacts by moving one of the little characters. To come out of the app you have to quite firmly and deliberately touch the home button, which of course she can’t. I really liked this feature as it means I can let Sophie bat away at the screen to her hearts content.
I’m a firm believer in encouraging babies to learn their colours, shapes, numbers etc from a young age so I think that it won’t be long before Sophie will be enjoying all aspects of this app. Like any parent, I am delighted by anything that my baby is delighted by. Sophie gets so excited when the lively theme tune starts up and she can bat at the screen along with the songs. I know I am biased but it really is so cute. The lovely thing about the KidloLand app is that it will grow along with Sophie so basically it’s the app that keeps on giving and I love that!
If you would like to try the app for yourself then you can download it from the following places:
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