With summer vacation here I’ve been looking for ways to keep Kora & Logan entertained. With many long, hot summer days stretched out before us, I’ve been browsing for kids websites and apps that will hold their attention, are fun, and will even teach them a thing or two.
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We are very lucky because both of our kids love to learn. They truly find it fun and it makes me very happy. That’s why I was excited about Kidobi. We’ve been enjoying the videos as well as the app for the iPad.
I wrote a post a few weeks back reviewing Kidobi’s website and talked about their extensive online video library for kids. I love the site because all of the videos are prescreened by educators and child developmental specialists. The app is a fun way to access all of those videos without being tied down to a desktop and while on the go.
The app is free to download and through our Premium account we have been able to access and enjoy all of the videos in the Kidobi library.
Here’s a video of Kora & Logan showing how the app works and sharing what they like about it.
The app has easy to use controls that are only accessed when typing in an scrambled word. This is nice for parents of younger children who don’t have to worry about their little ones randomly pushing buttons. Since Kora & Logan are older we don’t have a need for this feature, even so one of the three of us had to type in the word every time we wanted access to the controls. It had me wishing there was a setting where it would stay unlocked if you set it to do so.
I have not found this option on the app. I signed in with our account and figured it would give me access to playlists I set in our online account, but for some reason I could not find this option anywhere in the app. Videos just start playing, which is good for little ones, you don’t have to constantly run over and set it up for them which also is nice because it’s a fun way to discover videos they may not have otherwise.
We did like the skip ahead feature. If older kids aren’t interested in a video they can click a button and move on to the next one. I also love knowing that all of the videos that play are kid-friendy and educational. I was impressed to learn that Kidobi was recently named the Best Streaming Video Platform in the preschool category at the iKids Awards in New York.
Kora & Logan love the Kidobi site, free app, and videos. They’ve enjoyed singing along with the songs, learning multiplication & science in fun ways and watching some of their favorite characters from Sesame Street, Pocoyo, and more.
The app offers a fantastic combination of learning and fun. It’s one that we feel good letting our kids interact with and one that we recommend to those with children in their lives, especially as we all head into summer vacation.