My two are never overly
enthusiastic if I declare its learning time here, so you have to be extra
sneaky about how you engage them otherwise they quickly switch off. I find educational apps are an excellent
choice. The boys think they are having
lots of fun because it feels more like a game, especially as it involves screen
time, which is always viewed favourably.
All the time not really realising just how much they are learning in the
But it can be hard finding something suitable, because
some apps are not quite as child friendly as they first seem, they might have
adverts that link your child off to other locations, play video’s that are not
age appropriate or before you know it they have managed to run up a big bill
buying extra’s to use in game! It’s
hard to monitor them all the time (the washing machine might need to be loaded
or the house hovered), so it’s easier to have an app that focuses on
educational and trustworthy content that you can leave them to get on with when
you are busy with the daily chores.
I really like this colourful app
by KidzInMind officially launched
in the UK in October it’s free to install and just involves a minimal monthly
subscription without any hidden extra’s your child can add. All the content on there has to meet strict
criteria; they pride themselves in providing a safe and controlled environment
with a combination of videos, pop-up books, colouring in and games for an
It is pitched for children 2-6
years olds so my youngest just falls into the recommended age, its ideal for
him to help with his handwriting, which could definitely do with a little extra
practise! I do find it difficult to
motivate him to want to learn, it’s hard to hold his attention and he can drift
off wanting to do more practical things.
But this app is very vivid and captures his interest; it has lots of
choice so he can pick out what suits him best.
KidzInMind work closely with parents, experts in child development, nutritionists and paediatricians to ensure
their content meets the needs of your child perfectly.
There are lots of reassuring parental controls built
into KidzInMind so you can limit the time your child plays on a particular app.
It’s no surprise that its received a kidSAFE
Seal a sign its been approved by leading Internet safety experts. So why not check it out on Android over on Google
Play or on iOS from the App Store.