I received a KidloLand & an ABC Mouse subscription to share in an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links. As always, you guys know, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Screen time happens in this house. But I’m not worried because my child isn’t playing mindless games, she’s working on educational tasks. My child is learning while she has her screen time. Do I use it in the house? Guys as a last minute resort, but I use it in the car every time. Izzy had fussed and screamed in the car since she was an infant. Like SUPER unpleasant each car ride. So I started off with simple games on guided access or videos like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Elmo” and It worked she was much less cranky. I will say, now that she can navigate in and out of and all around her apps she’s the best in the car she’s ever been! So for you all I’m going to share, in my opinion, the BEST Educational Apps you can get.
Here are some I love in order from tablet beginner to pro.
1. Peekaboo Barn
Peekaboo Barn is great for beginners on a tablet or phone. Izzy would play back when she was 6 months old. She HATED the car so I could sit in the back and let her work on cause and effect, while also learning about some animals. How does it work? The barn doors shake and you hear an animal noise. You tap the barn doors, and the animal appears. Next the text pops up and a child says the animal name. To move on you tap the animal and the barn doors shut for the next animal. Very simple and beginner level. Have an iPad? Put it on guided access so they can’t get out of the app while playing in it. 😉
KidloLand was a step up for Isabella. I had to teach her how to get back to the home page and how different games/activities worked. Honestly though, most she figured out by trying on her own, which I like best. The KidloLand app is pretty much an app with a bunch of apps inside. There are seasonal updates and so many songs, activities, fables and games your child will not get sick of it. How is it education? KidloLand also works on cause and effect along with rhyming, colors, cognitive development with puzzles and so much more.
3. ABC Mouse
ABC Mouse is the Mac daddy for education. Most importantly it grows with your child. They can use it prior to 2, like Izzy, and up! It’s wonderful for preschoolers too and really can help them with early literacy, math and more. Izzy has begun to name her letters and has letter recognition for over 50% of her letters and she’s only 21 months. I could be typing all day telling you all the wonderful educational aspects of this app. It was created for an educational purpose and it really does meet the needs of early education support. For all my visual pals, I have photos below of Izzy working on numbers, colors, puzzles and even planets!
My favorite thing about ABC Mouse is the personalized education your child gets. First you create an avatar that looks like them and the you can go on to optionally take assessments with you child to see what activities are best for their level.
Want to try it before you buy it? I have a 30 day trial for you!
Side note, it’s so weird that Pluto isn’t a planet, right?
So If you are willing to give screen time a shot or you know you already love it, then I suggest you check out these apps!