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Screen time. I know. Before you start mom bashing because I let my kids have screentime, hear me out. Being a mom of four, you sometimes have to call on your village. My village just happens to include the iPad, phones, and (yes) TV. Frankly, my parents let me watch a healthy amount of popular kids’ TV shows that I let the kids watch still today – and not to boast, but I don’t feel harmed by it at all. That’s just part of why I am perfectly fine with the time our kids get in front of a screen.
Especially when that time is focused on educational activities. With apps like KidloLand, I am confident that the girls (and even sometimes the Bigs) are getting valuable learning experiences. All it took to get me to sign up for a trial of this specific app was this description:
KidloLand is loved by kids under 5 years. Kids can learn ABCs, animals, fruits, vegetables, shapes and more with the help of 800+ interactive nursery rhymes, songs, stories and educational activities.
800+? Yup. There will be no “I’m bored” with this app. New content is added every month and you can try the app for free before you buy (a one-year subscription is $39.99).
For the twins, their favorites are the nursery rhymes because they love to dance to the beat of the music and point out things they recognize (like dogs and apples) as the videos play. Ava is keyed in on the number activities while Isla likes to play with the letters. No surprise there!
Now, to be completely honest, I had to wipe the iPad of our videos and photos in order to get the extra features to download. Try preaching patience to 21-month-olds while you do that. (You have to download the activities in the app which makes sense since there are so many. The download speed at the point in our house furthest away from the internet was max 30 seconds an activity – and I promise you our internet is super slow there.)
Check out the girls playing “Tasty Alphabets” – a fun ABC puzzle game with friendly monsters to gobble up the letters.
To give KidloLand a try, use the link that best matches your smart device of choice: