Thursday, 12 April 2018

Kidlo Apps Review: English and Maths Learning For Kids

Technology plays such a large part in our day to day lives. From using computers at work to using the internet on our mobile phones - technology is completely unavoidable. The use of technology in a child’s upbringing however is something that causes great debate. 

I’m a believer that used in moderation technology such as iPads can be beneficial. There is so much educational content available on them that they can be a great educational tool and whilst Jack does use the iPad to watch YouTube Kids whilst I cook dinner, I do also like to sit with him on the more educational apps and interact with him as he uses them.

I was recently contacted by Kidlo Apps and asked if I would like to review two of their apps  Kidlo English App: English Learning For Kids and Maths Games: Preschool Maths Game For Kids. Having previously reviewed their Kidloland App and seen the quality of it, I could not wait to take a look at these apps and try them out with Jack.

The Kidlo range of apps are educational apps with a primary focus of providing educational content for children between the ages of 0-5. 

We first tried the Kidlo App: English Learning For Kids. Aimed at children between the ages of 2-5,  it introduces the alphabet and hundreds of words through  songs, games and stories.

Jack is four years old and is currently learning phonics at Nursery. I try to spend some time on a daily basis going through letters and phonics but have quickly realised how important it is to keep this process fun. This app does that perfectly. From being able to listen to songs and play games to help him learn his phonics to being able to trace upper and lower case letters this app has really captured his attention. 

It has been a lovely way of learning through the use of technology. Jack in particular has enjoyed the flash cards section of this app - in particular the vechile ones. We have been using this app for a few weeks and there is still so much to do. It really does have a lot of content.

We next tried the Kidlo: Maths Games For Kids app. I was really looking forward to trying this app with Jack. I find that he really enjoys counting, adding up and sequencing and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of activities on this app. From number games and geometry to sorting and categorising - this app was Jacks favourite. Jack loved popping the balloons whilst counting whilst i really enjoyed the property based activities on the app which showed the differences between objects based on their height and weight. 

Overall I’m very impressed with both of these apps. Perfect for engaging young children in English and Maths, Jack really looks forward to his iPad time just so he can put these on. With so many activities still left to try, it’s an app which really builds on his learning and gets more difficult as you work through it. I would definitely recommend for those parents looking for an app which provides educational content within a fun setting.

Disclaimer:  I was gifted these apps in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

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