Review and Giveaway – Kidloland Nursery Rhyme App

Small girl and boy using Kindle to view nursery rhyme app

I was recently invited by Kidloland to try their nursery rhyme app, aimed at the under-fives. Since both my children fit into that age bracket and they both love nursery rhyme videos, I jumped at the chance. Kidloland have also kindly given me some three-month subscriptions to the app to give away to five lucky readers.

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Kidloland is a free nursery rhyme app that is available to download on Android and iOS. Although the app comes with several free songs, the subscription gives you unlimited access to download many more educational nursery rhymes and songs – and there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from; from ABCs to fruits, shapes and animals – there’s certainly plenty to keep your little ones occupied.

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I was pretty pleased with this app. When they heard the first few notes of the first rhyme come spilling out of the Kindle, both Biggest and Littlest reacted immediately. They both came straight over and sat down to watch.

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The visuals on all the songs are of a high standard. One of the things I liked the most about this app is that it is interactive – instead of just watching the songs passively, children can click on things and move between screens in order to make certain things happen. I think this gives the app an added appeal to the children and makes it more educational – even my one year-old was working out cause and effect and could see how to make the cow moo and the stack of plates wobble if she pressed them.

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The interactive element certainly meant that the nursery rhymes kept the attention of both the children for longer. While, of course, we are all concerned about screen time, especially for small children, as a working mother, having ten minutes to be able to get some laundry on or mark a few papers is absolutely invaluable to me.

At first I thought the app was going to be more popular with Littlest. She was certainly most keen to get using it at first and Biggest was only slightly interested. However, the educational value of the app won-through in the end, as he returned to it and spent a good deal more time exploring on his own. Littlest is just a bit too small to work out how to do everything yet and so she really wanted me to watch and play with her.

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Overall, I would say this app is one of the better ones I have seen. The illustrations are high quality and interesting. The songs are well done – though some of the rhyming of the non-traditional songs is a little strained. It might be the English teacher in me noticing that though – the children certainly didn’t seem to mind! It is well worth a look.

If you would like to enter the competition to win three months FREE SUBSCRIPTION to the Kidloland app, please enter the Rafflecopter below.

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Disclaimer: Kidloland kindly gifted me the subscription to their app in order for me to review it. However, all my opinions are genuine and my own.

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30 Comments

  1. 15th June 2016 / 7:18 am

    There are a few apps that my mum has downloaded on her iPad – its something we need to look at more! Mine love nursery rhymes

  2. Angela Treadway
    15th June 2016 / 4:32 pm

    We usually just look up nursery rhymes on you tube and sit there singing to it, also my youngest likes to watch hobbykids x

  3. laura stewart
    15th June 2016 / 6:05 pm

    i use youtube alot 🙂 x

  4. Ruth Harwood
    16th June 2016 / 8:33 am

    I don’t really expose my kids to the internet yet – not until they’re a little older xx

  5. Claire Silvester
    16th June 2016 / 10:50 am

    My 3 year old loves singing and nursery rhymes. She also loves using the i-pad, her favourite apps are CBeebies, Giggle Gang and Baby Chords.

  6. 16th June 2016 / 2:02 pm

    I always love a great educational app! Thanks!

  7. MANDY DOHERTY
    16th June 2016 / 4:13 pm

    My grandsons love watching videos on YouTube, they love counting rhymes

  8. aj
    16th June 2016 / 9:59 pm

    he loves you tube

  9. Michaela Hannah
    18th June 2016 / 6:25 am

    Yes we use quite a few apps, their favourite being the Cbeebies one

  10. 19th June 2016 / 4:10 pm

    This sounds like a really good app – like you said anything that can give you ten minutes is great, especially when it’s educational too!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

  11. Esme mccrubb
    19th June 2016 / 9:34 pm

    we use you tube loads to watch nursery rhymes – I love the idea of an app as its much easier to monitor the access

  12. 20th June 2016 / 8:15 am

    What a fab giveaway! My children love apps on their iPads but it is so hdd to fins something that meets their criteria and mine! H x

  13. Frances Lauder
    20th June 2016 / 12:08 pm

    We love finding nursery rhymes on youtube so this would be amazing!!

  14. Vickie Jackson
    20th June 2016 / 12:28 pm

    My son loves the Cbeebies app and my daughter really enjoys animal puzzle/colours… I think it helps that after its completed they get balloons on screen that can then be popped.

  15. christine WESTLAKE
    20th June 2016 / 3:13 pm

    not used apps yet

  16. Rachel Butterworth
    20th June 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I haven’t used these kinds of apps before.

  17. Dale Dow
    20th June 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I haven’t although I do go on youtube and search for songs, just not any particular channel

  18. Adrian Bold
    20th June 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Nope, never used these kinds of apps before.

  19. Kerry Smith
    20th June 2016 / 10:27 pm

    My kids love the pango apps

  20. tee simpson
    20th June 2016 / 11:26 pm

    We use apps. Mostly youtube as you can watch allsorts on there. Great for when the kids are getting restless

  21. Karl Borowy
    21st June 2016 / 3:54 am

    grandson uses cbbc app

  22. Jennifer
    21st June 2016 / 5:22 am

    We are quite new to apps and looking for some good ones…. At the moment we mainly use YouTube for nursery rhymes and also use the cbeebies and Fisher price apps.

  23. Kirsty Hosty
    21st June 2016 / 7:38 am

    I use You Tube a lot as there is such a huge variety and also provide lyrics which helps

  24. carol boffey
    21st June 2016 / 8:17 am

    Great prize

  25. Elzbieta Znyk
    21st June 2016 / 9:05 am

    We watch nursery rhyme on Youtube, on many different channels, we don’t have favourite one.

  26. Dawn McBride
    21st June 2016 / 11:54 am

    My two love listening to Nursery Rhymes, Wheels on the Bus and Monkey’s on the bed are firm favourites. They are also obsessed with watching other people open Eggs.. and make things with play doh. Haha

  27. Maria P
    21st June 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Nursery rhymes and a few apps – she loves music and kids piano apps

  28. 21st June 2016 / 3:10 pm

    My son loves watching Kinder egg videos on Youtube.

  29. katy bulcock
    21st June 2016 / 7:33 pm

    my son got his first tablet for xmas and he loves it. Its usually youtube videos of trains but he also likes jigsaw games 🙂

  30. Fiona Rennie
    21st June 2016 / 11:08 pm

    My son loves learning the alphabet at the moment so loves any youtube channels that sings the ABC song

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