Educational apps that are fun for pre-schoolers

I am a huge technology fan but for some reason letting the kids play with the iPad is something that I haven't really done much. I don't know why and so when I was given the opportunity to review a couple of Apps by Kidlo I decided I would see how we got on. Let's just say Molly and Fraser both love them.

The Apps:

Kidlo English - which is a comprehensive English learning program for children in Pre-K and k (so I believe nursery and primary one children? Molly is 4 and Fraser is 2 and both have fun with the app in different ways although it is certainly more suited to Molly). There are over 500 songs, games, activities and stories to play with.


Children will learn:
  • Their ABCs: Learn uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • Phonics
  • Word families: Two letter sounds such as ed, ad, im, op, and others.
  • Flash cards
  • Learn to write: Trace the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
  • Learn to read: Simple, short and exciting stories for preschool kids.
Kidlo English is such a great resource for a child who is beginning their journey into reading. Molly is at this stage, very keen to read and so enjoys this a lot. She starts school after the summer and so is at the right age to be excited about learning to read. She prefers activities where she gets to play a game, getting so excited when she "wins". I don't think she realised that she is learning and just sees it as a fun game.



Kidlo preschool math games for kids is again targeted at Pre-K and K aged children and contains over 180 games and interactive songs.

Basic math concepts included:
  • Number Sense
  • Geometry
  • Sorting and Categorising
  • Counting
  • Comparison
  • Patterns
  • Addition
Again this is something that Molly loves. She has a good understanding on math concepts and loves showing off what she knows whilst at the same time learning new things. 

Are they good?

There is plenty to keep the youngest and the other children occupied and both children love the variation of the activities.

I have tested out these apps for a couple of months with the kids - as I feel sometimes an app can have massive appeal to start with but can soon be forgotten after a few weeks - and the children still very much enjoy playing with them and I can see they are learning from it already.

Fraser (2) enjoys the songs and tries the games but gets frustrated when he can not do it. He often just asks for the songs though and enjoys trying to count. He also loves watching Molly play.

Molly much prefers the games than the songs, always wanting to do something on the screen. She has barely touched the surface on what she can use and there is so much more advanced activities she will be able to use in the future.

There is always something that the children want to play and the app is so easy to use. Molly managed to navigate with easy and very rarely needs any help when using it. Fraser us also beginning to understand more on how to choose which game he wants to try and play and is slowly getting the hand on some of the games.

Both apps are free to download and offer in-app purchases (monthly or yearly). This could become a bit costly if you plan to use for a few years in a row but the amount they can learn from the app is outstanding. There is longevity in this - at least a few years worth of knowledge to learn.


Download the apps

Kidlo English App: English Learning For Kids


Math Games: Kindergarten Math Games For Kids

We were given free access to this app in exchange for a review. All opinions are ours and ours alone

Midwiferation

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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