Now I was asked to give my God's honest opinion about this app called Kidloland. It is an app geared toward children under the age of 5. It advertizes to offer nursery ryhmes, games, learning activities and fundamental reading skills. On it's website which I have linked here, Kidloland is shown to have be given four awards or badges one of them being the Mom's Choice Award. Over 350+ moms and bloggers have endorsed the app itself, too. So hey, sounds great, right? Well this mom was given the chance to give this app a whirl and see if it holds up to the high standards that the website sets for consumers.
What exactly i like about the app
First off, I want to say I believe Kidloland is a great app. It is kind of a one-stop app with all the games and stories and music. Why would a child need any other app?? It has everything I want my son learning while keeping away those pesky ads or getting some non-appropriate content that some children games sneak in like Youtube Kids. His favorite is the Story section where you can choose from a number of books and have it either read to you, or read along yourself. Since Hilo is unable to read yet but is showing interest in spelling and letters, the read to you part is just perfect for him.
As I mentioned before, there are NO ads. Like zero! Kids can't be bothering you about yet another app they need to download because it advertised on their free app. *breathes sigh of great relief*
But there is a note I'd like to make a point of. I had some trouble with getting my son to find his way from the first "home" screen to the actual place where you can choose what you want to do. It felt kind of confusing at times. With all the categories and choices, it felt overwhelming with all the information. If my only complaint would be something, it'd be that I had to bring my son to the page that he'd be able to pick from because otherwise he'd get lost.
It isn't exactly a catch because it seems pretty obvious but with such great and age-appropriate educational content, Kidloland is bound to have a price. That's right, it isn't free. Believe me, I was not a parent who believed in buying apps for the world but this app is a sound investment. You know exactly WHAT their learning, WHAT their seeing and no one else is able to peek in (I've heard some nasty stories about adults hacking or making themselves apart of a child's game to watch them or something like that.) But really, there are so few worth-while apps out there geared toward younger children that it is almost a time saver to pay the price of the app, and be set!
Overall I loved the app and the content within it. I found it educational and fun for children to learn without it feeling like they are learning. On Both Fronts DEFINITELY recommends Kidloland!
Gabrielle Rae is a special needs, stay at home mommy of two boys. She enjoys reading and writing novels in her spare time.