Now I don’t know about you but I have one of those children that likes to watch the weird nursery rhymes videos on YouTube (finger family, anyone?). I don’t mind it as some of them are educational, but YouTube isn’t wholly safe for children, especially if they are *ahem* left on their own with it while I have a cuppa. Or 50 winks. Or a shower. Anyway, you get the drift. So when I was asked if I would like to review a nursery rhymes app from KidloLand, I obliged as I thought Jacob would really like it. Turns out, the whole family like it…
The nursery rhymes app is free to download and you get 24 of the rhymes free – the others are available with in-app purchases (which is kid safe – bonus) and discounts on bundles, and a subscription option on iOS; there are 235 rhymes and songs available, with around 60 activities.
The app has the good old rhymes such as Old McDonald with variations – for example he had a zoo – and other songs with objects such as shapes, fruits, and vegetables. The words to all of the songs and rhymes appear as a sing-along at the bottom of the screen so it is great for those children that can read too.
I think the greatest thing about this app though, unlike YouTube, is that the rhymes and songs are interactive too! So, you can touch the screen and the characters do different actions and make sounds – we all think that this is pretty cool and Noah has proper chuckles at it when for example, a character falls down!
It can be used when out & about too as another bonus is that once you have downloaded the songs and rhymes, they are available to view without an internet connection. It has kept the kids amused in a pub while waiting for a meal – once they got bored of colouring! Hopefully it will keep them amused on the car journey when we go away in a couple of months too.
I’m not sure I would purchase all of the rhymes and songs on the app as the cost could soon build up, but it is worth downloading even for the free songs and rhymes, though you may find you like it so much you don’t mind paying for a few! I certainly wouldn’t mind.
Age: 0-5 years
RRP: free with in-app purchases ranging from £1.16 – £21.01. Subscription available at £3.99 for 1 month, £18.99 for 6 months, £29.99 for 12 months.
Available on the iOS App Store and the Android Play Store.
Our rating – 4/5
We were sent this app free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & our own.