When Olly wakes up early of a weekend, he climbs in bed with us and gets the chance to have a play on the iPad. We just don’t get time to use it throughout the week but of a weekend, when our days are a little less hectic, he likes to snuggle in bed and explore all the apps that we’ve loaded on it for him. One of the apps that Olly has enjoyed exploring is KidzInMind.
KidzInMind is a child friendly app, available on iOS and Android, designed as a digital playground for pre-school children to safely explore, learn and have fun. KidzInMind has been designed by parents who know what children want out of an app and more importantly for me as a parent, it’s free from advertising and hidden payments.
As soon as we downloaded the app, Olly was attracted to the bright colours and the cartoon friendly characters. The dashboard is easy to use and Olly was able to easily swipe around the app and select from the selection of various activities.
I was really impressed that it’s a safe environment for Olly to explore. I don’t need to worry about him watching something inappropriate. All the apps within KidzInMind are educational and it’s good to know that the hour he’s playing on the iPad he’s picking up some skills whether its him learning the alphabet or drawing a fun picture with lots of different colours in for me to admire.
It’s good to know that each of the mini apps have been designed by experts in education, paediatrics and nutrition to help bring together a range of apps to help our children to thrive.
Another great feature of this app is that children can watch the videos without an internet connection making it a perfect companion for long car journeys.
Safe and secure
One of the key features of the app is that you can use the parental control feature to really control what you want your child to see. You can restrict access to the internet and even specify an amount of time to use the app so once the time is up, the child can no longer play. I love this feature. For Olly, playing on the iPad is a bit of a treat and so we need him to know that he can play with it in moderation and not be glued to it so the timer helps us do that.
KidzInMind is available to freely download now on both Android from Google Play and iOS from the App Store. The app is subscription-based with the first week being free of charge to see if you like it and to test it out. The following months are priced at 79 pence per month for the limited apps and features and parents can upgrade to pay £2.99 per month for unlimited access to the full app, video and game catalogue as well as all the parental safety controls.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with KidzInMind. All opinions are my own.