Nov 22, 2017 KidloLand App
The biggest hurdle when traveling with kids is how to entertain them on flights. It is a question that comes up often. I personally travel with an iPad and it is my saving grace on flights. That being said I have been trying out different apps that fall outside the realm of Minecraft. One game/education app I have used on my last 3 flights is KidloLand
This app is designed for preschool aged kids 0-5.
At first it is a bit overwhelming how many activities are on this app but it is easy to familiarize yourself with the different genres quickly. It has nursery rhymes, stories, songs, phonics, and games that have been great for my 2 youngest children: Beckett 4 and Wren 1. KidloLand is very visual with bright colors and lots of sounds. Which is fun for them but get three iPads playing on at the same time and it can be noise overload.
We aren’t traveling with books, because they are so heavy, and this app has a handful of fun stories and songs that I’ve found most useful for Wren. We are able to carry on our tradition of reading to our children without the added weight. Beckett really enjoys the monster games, coloring egg activity, and the connect the dots math game. Another great thing we have incorporated into our homeschooling is a learning game called trace the letter. Which helps Beckett learn the correct direction to write the letters of the alphabet.
Of course you can get free apps. My kids have a bunch of them.. but they typically have adds they click on by accident and they usually get bored with the limited content. Subscribing to an app is new to me, but you really get a lot more than you get in a free app. Shocker right? KidloLand has a couple different price options. Endless content with consistent updates for $4.99/month, $24.99/6months, or $39.99/year. Available on iOS: KidloLand: Kids Nursery Rhymes Google Play: Nursery Rhymes, Kids Games, ABC Phonics, Preschool Amazon Appstore: Nursery Rhymes, ABC Songs – KidloLand
One thing to note is after you download the app you have to download each individual game, story etc.. I have used this app on 3 flights now. The first flight I quickly downloaded it and thought I would explore it more on the plane. It was then that I realized that I couldn’t do anything in KidloLand because I did not download the individual activities in it. There are so many options in the app I don’t see my kids tiring of it quickly. Which is a bonus for us since we have quite a bit of flying this year.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by KidloLand. I received a free sample of the product for this review.