Review: Kidloland

I received a subscription to the Kidloland app to review with Little Miss (age 2.5) on IOS (we’re using the Ipad Mini 4 for this review)  I have been reviewing this product for about two weeks at the time of this review.  

What Is Kidloland?

 

Kidloland is an award winning app that includes 1000+ nursery rhymes, songs, stories, activities, and games aimed at kids aged 0-5 years old. The app offers a wide variety of learning activities like numbers, letters, matching, colours, music, shapes, puzzles, and so much more to help you make learning fun for your little one. 

Review:  Little Miss & I really enjoyed playing with the Kidloland app. The colours and animations are really vivid, which I really like.  I also like that the settings are not easy to access for little hands (you have to solve a math problem to open them)  so that little ones can’t go in and change the settings on you.The layout of the app is very easy to navigate for both me and my toddler. Once I got it all set up I gave it to my toddler to investigate, she quickly found the nursery rhymes and started to interact with them, squealing happily at each new discovery. I think that the easy to use layout helps foster a sense of independence that children in this age group are craving.The next thing we discovered was the games, Music Balloons was an immediate hit. From there she discovered Letter Tracing – which I really liked! As she traced the letter she’d repeat the letter (with both our and the app’s encouragement) & the shape tracing game. She enjoyed some of the other games as well, like Teeth Brushing, Surprise and the Fruit Puzzles.   

 

I would definitely recommend Kidloland for children her age (and probably higher, tbh my other kids have enjoyed playing with their sister) 


You can get Kidloland on the following: 

IOS (KidloLand)Google Play Store (Nursery Rhymes For KidsAmazon Appstore (KidloLand)

You can download the app free and get a select few games in each section to play, but to reach the full potential you require a subscription. There are three superscription choices
– CAD 6.99 for 1 month
– CAD 34.99 for 6 months
– CAD 54.99 for 1 year (The best value option)

You can start with a free trial for 7 days and make a choice from there

Please note, I received a 1 year subscription to the Kidloland app for free in exchange for an honest review of the app. All opinions are my own. You can see other parent bloggers review of Kidloland here.

Let’s Talk

Reviving this from the archives because it’s important! 
(Original post dated Jan 27th 2016)

Today is Bell’s “Bell Let’s Talk” day. The day where Bell donates 5⊄ for every tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, for every view their official fb video gets (right here)  and for every text and call sent from a Bell mobile phone, or long distance call from a landline. They do this every year, and honestly it’s one of my favourite days.
Sure, it’s slactivism, but you know what happens on BellLetsTalk day?
People start to talk. They talk about mental health on twitter, on fb, on their blogs. They talk about their mental health &  how mental illness has affected them.

Did you know 20 % of Canadians experience mental illness in their lifetime?

I’m one of them.

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The Perfect Snow Day

My perfect snow day would start with sleeping in.There’d be no hustle to get the kids off to school so the morning could be lazy. 
In fact, let’s be honest, the whole day would be lazy. 

 We’d probably hang around in our PJs watching netflix for the morning, until the kids wanted to go outside and play in the snow (weather permitting).

 

After a while I’d bring in Little Miss while the others play outside for a while longer. I’ll turn on my deezer and hit flow then head to the kitchen to bake some warm goodies and hot chocolate. for when the kids come in (okay, maybe I’d make them a little for me too)  

If it’s too cold for outside fun we’ll pull up some fun ideas to help curb their boredom. We could still bake cookies and make hot chocolate though, right? 😉 

 Living where we do we get at least one or two snow days each winter. In reality a snow day means I have 3 schoolaged kids home who are bored out of their mind and don’t want to do anything I suggest. They will want to watch a movie until I put it on then they’ll hate it. In those moments I’m usually counting down the minutes until it’s time for school again.  

The perfect snow day doesn’t exist, but it’s nice to think about sometimes. 

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