The KidloLand Preschool Math Games Can Complement Learning
Did I tell you guys I have deleted 90% of Caitlyn’s games off my iPhone?
I could not find anything that I felt was worth the subscription fee. And to get to the really good stuff (you know what I mean) you need to subscribe.
I was invited to review the Preschool Math Games from KidloLand, and saw it as a good opportunity to try out something new.
After trying out the games for a good month, here is my (our) balanced review of the app.
KidloLand Preschool Maths Games Review
What we loved about KidloLand Preschool Math Games
The graphics of the app is fascinating. From the moment I downloaded it and sat with Caitlyn; she was hooked.
What I liked most about the app is you can choose K or Pre K. Pre K being age group 3 – 5 years. And K being 5 – 6 years of age (well, my summation).
Caitlyn is four years old and was very comfortable with the ‘Pre K’ games, but for certain concepts we went to the next level.
Different maths concepts covered
The KidLoLand Preschool Math games covered a number of math concepts. We played with games addressing the following concepts:
Number recognition and tracing
The complexity of the counting games and number tracing games were at level that was easy for Caitlyn to master. And so, she could progress to more challenging games.
Before we received this game, I was spending time with Caitlyn on number recognition. And this game helped with grasping some of the concepts.
Identifying different shapes
We had fun naming and categorizing different shapes, from basic shapes to more complex ones.
Comparing objectives based on their properties, such as long, short, big and small, and so forth.
Caitlyn needed a bit of guidance on this one, however it was fun nonetheless. A new concept for her that we have not tackled at home.
The games are endless. They are fun, colourful and has educational value, if used correctly.
What could be better
1. Each time you start a new game, you have to download it. Hence, watch out for space comsumption on your phone.
2. Secondly, there are so many games it is easy to become overwhelmed. The vast amount of games can be a strength too. We tackled one concept at a time.
3. The narration on the games I felt could be better. Example, we have a LeapReader. Each game on the LeapReader is clearly narrated so that Caitlyn can figure out herself what to do. Whereas with the KidloLand Preschool MathGames, I did have to step in quite a bit and explain what needed to be done.
Altogether, not a train smash, but just a heads up.
That was it! It is incredibly hard for a kid to get bored with this game. Provided the complexity level is right for them.
My conclusion on the KidloLand Preschool Math Games
Get the app. I sit with Caitlyn doing paper-based ‘activities’. However, the app has enhanced her understanding of specific concepts.
Especially, patterns and counting games. I do not see the App as replacing our paper based games. In conclusion, it ampliefies her learning experience.
What is your favourite app for your kids?
You can learn more about the Kidloland here or if you want to download the Math Ganes: