I am usually very hesitant when approached to review products. I feel like in order for me to be honest and helpful, the product needs to meet my expectations while also appealing to my girls and becoming a product that they genuinely like. With that said, KidloLand met all the guidelines that I look for!
KidloLand is a learning app filled with nursery rhymes, songs, games and activities for your phone, or tablet that will keep your little one engaged and learning while having fun at the same time!
I have created my Top 5 reasons why I love it and I am sure you will too!
Everything with KidloLand is so simple! From downloading the app to setting it up- it’s user friendly and doesn’t take much time at all!
Once you have set it up and are ready to begin, all you have to do is find the activity you want and click it! It’s that easy!
It is amazing to see just how fast it took our daughter to start swiping and tapping the different games! She slides the fruit into the barrels just as fast as I can! I love being impressed more and more each time she figures out a new game- And she loves to see my expressions when she knows she has figured it out. It is absolutely adorable!
Flying is usally a real pain- especially if you have to travel with a baby and a toddler. KidloLand really helps ease the tension and the boredom of commuting for a toddler. I was able to have peace of mind knowing that our daughter could pass the time playing these games while learning and having fun at the same time. Before we knew it, we were at our destination!
It didn’t take long at all for Alli Mae to become excited when it was time to play KidloLand! All I needed to do was pick up our iPad and she knew exactly what time it was! Not only did she become excited at the thought of playing the games, but also when she would complete the tasks. It would make me excited just to see her excitement!
With everything I have listed above about KidloLand- I must say “Achievement” is the most important. Sure- it is simple to set up, teaches coordination, convenient when we travel, exciting to play, but the biggest reward by far is to watch our little girl’s face when she senses what achievement feels like after she has accomplished each task. Her face lights up and starts clapping and waving at the different characters that tell her “Good Job”.
There is no other feeling comparable to this when a parent can witness that!
Watching our daughters progression in the few weeks we have experienced KidloLand, excites me beyond measure for her future because I know now how excited she gets when when she has the feeling of achievement!
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With everything going on in our country, I think saying that it has been a crazy year is an understatement. It has been emotionally difficult and draining at times for many. This year brought so many new changes that it is hard to wrap our minds around some of them. The daunting feeling of uncertainty looms over our heads as we march forward into this unfamiliar territory led by someone we do not particularly trust.
With that said, one thing will not change- the holidays. For my family, this time of year brings cheer, joy, hope, and optimism for the new year to come.
I have always had one golden rule when it comes to decorating our home for the holidays: the current holiday must pass before decorating for another.
Recently, our two year old, Alli Mae, had started to develop an appreciation for all that Christmas brings. The way she lights up and gets excited when she sees Christmas decorations made me think for the first time in my life, what if I changed things up this year? Decorating earlier will also help attenuate the political frustration that this year brought. That coupled with the amazement that our little girl has for Christmas makes a strong case for decorating for Christmas early. Sure, there are diehard Thanksgiving fans that grumble at the thought of Christmas coming early and I am sure they will give this a healthy eye roll and, if so, that’s ok. We are not replacing Thanksgiving... we are enhancing it.
We will most definitely continue to teach our children the meaning of Thanksgiving and to enjoy the symbolic feast that comes along with it. The white pumpkins I usually put out for Thanksgiving really made a statement when I mixed them with the Christmas attire. I was quite surprised and impressed by the final outcome!
These days, one of my primary goals in life is to create an environment for my family that is happy, healthy, and nurturing. I want them to get excited about Christmas, both the true meaning and the atmosphere that it brings. When my children walk into the house, I want them to be transported into a bright, cheerful place that they will always remember. Perhaps it will even inspire the way they celebrate the holidays with their families (and our future grandchildren) in the future. The world can be a harsh, cold and scary place, especially more lately it seems. I would be lying if I said I didn’t do this for myself too. I am. For the first time in my life, I am worried for the future of our country. I am terrified that the direction we as Americans are taking and it is setting a precedent on what the future will be like for my family. For example, mass shootings that seem to happen monthly now with the lack of response by Congress to create solutions to them along with the bigotry and racism masked by patriotism that plague our society. I know I am speaking of sore subjects, but all of these reasons give me the motivation for welcoming the Christmas season earlier.
I do have faith that in time, competent leaders will emerge and will steer us in a direction that will help fade our fear into the bold and lionhearted society that we are. We as LGBTQ families need to comfort one another. Lets extend our hands to each other. Let this holiday season not be about the “correct” time in which we decorate for Christmas, moreover lets make it about coming together as a community that lifts each other up. Lets protect each other. Lets embrace each other for all the we are, all that we bring and all that we stand for. Let us not be silenced- and pushed into a corner but let us lead by example- while showing our children who their parents are by being respectful and tolerant and warmhearted as we welcome this Christmas season.
May you and your family have the most beautiful and happiest of holidays, regardless of when you choose to welcome Christmas. I pray that 2018 will bring each of you happiness, patience, resilience and with time, we will get there, together!
Alli Mae (2) with her sister, Ella ( 5 months) at Alli Mae’s second birthday party.
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