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.

Beat The Winter Blahs

We’re almost half way through January. The Christmas chaos is over and it’s too cold on most days for the kids to play outside long (if at all) so we’re stuck in doors battling the winter blahs and trying to find ways to beat them. 

  1.  Bring snow play inside with this 3 ingredient snow dough.
  2.  Build a snowman with paper plates, or felt, or paper cups.
  3.  Paint with snow
  4. Plan a fun winter party for no reason other than to beat the blahs. 

How do you fight off the winter blahs? 

Family Fun In London Ont

I have always felt lucky to live in our city. We have so many family friendly events in London, Ontario, most are free or inexpensive. Summer brings out a lot of fests (sunfest, ribfest, even kidfest) but we have a couple of hidden gems to help our families get through the winter blahs. 

  • Boler Mountain
    During the summer Boler mountain offers fun things like ziplining and mountain bike trails, but there’s lots of fun to be had in the winter when the hills are snowy. There’s skiing and snowboarding, of course, but there’s also tubing which is great fun for the kids. 
  • Storybook Gardens
    Another place that’s lots of fun for families anytime of year. This time of year they open up their “SnowyBook Village”  which includes a 250m Skate Trail and their new Beavertails concession. (If you don’t know what Beavertails are you’re missing out, seriously) 
  • Fanshawe Pioneer Village
    Take a step back in time! Fanshawe Pioneer village has self guided tours as well as educational programs. The kids can have fun learning about the olden days from way back before their parents were even born. 

The outside isn’t for everyone this time of year but don’t worry, London has some great indoor activities for kids and families too! 

  • Adventures On Wonderland
    When your kids are full of energy and it’s too cold to take them to an outdoor playground you can drop in to London’s biggest indoor playground! For kids 12 and under there are tunnels, climbers, ball bin, mazes and slides plus a lot of space for getting their energy out. Best of all? Adults are FREE! 
  • The Children’s Museum
    My kids love the interactive exhibits at the children’s museum. There are three floor to explore and every exhibit encourages kids to interact with it.  It’s a great way to spend the day while also encouraging your kids to explore the world around them. 

If you’re planning a trip to London, Ontario anytime of year, or you’re just curious, you can always check out Tourism London for events going on in the city throughout the year. 

 

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