This post is sponsored and written by me on behalf of Kids Academy through a campaign managed by their PR. All opinions are my own.
As we make those plans for the holidays, get the itinerary out and begin putting out lists together of what all we need to pack if we are traveling or what we will need in the home, we find that we also need to add things for the kids to do as well. I have learned that when it comes to my kids, we enjoy finding activity books and games for them to engage in, ones that offer an educational aspect so that the kids can keep from getting bored over the holidays. I also find that when it comes to finding workbooks, games, and apps for them, that I seek out the educational products that are suited for the different ages. So when we were introduced to Kids Academy and the Kids Academy Math Games App for kids in preschool and kindergarten, I was excited to download the math app for my preschooler and let him explore it.
After I downloaded the app to my iPhone, I went on to explore some of the app myself and also check out the parents section when I went to the parent mode portion. When I went on the parent mode, I was able to set up a child profile for my little guy, and also take advantage of the free worksheets that I was able to have emailed to me and print off. Then after I had completed looking over the app and setting up a profile for my little guy, we were ready for him to begin exploring the app.
Like many kids his age, my preschooler loved the map that he can follow as he completes the various tasks that are on the path. He also liked the theme, where the path takes him through a farming community setting, and after looking down the path to see where all he can go, he was ready to begin with the first set of lessons.
Right after opening the first lesson on the farm, my preschooler was beginning to interact by counting the animals. He liked being able to go to the various animals then count along with the narrator on the app.
And from there, he just took off. I mean, he went on to each activity, playing along and engaging with the app. He was able to do counting, learn shapes and even watch Kids Academy videos that were both educational and fun as well. I found that this level of engagement would not only be great to help keep him busy when we are at home, but also a great app to engage him with when we are on the road as well!
Then when it comes to keeping him entertained and keep the excitement for learning with the app going, I like that the app challenges him at various levels, starting him at a level that is geared towards his age group and helping him to advance from there. I also like that when I go to the Kids Academy site, that I can find more apps, ones that continue to engage him and that he can enjoy. Another great aspect about the Kids Academy site, aside from the apps is the free worksheets that they offer. Giving me a selection to print off from Preschool to Kindergarten age, for my little guy to practice with and learn from. Making the Kids Academy site along with the apps that they have a great choice to go with when you are looking for ways to make the holidays both fun and engaging for your little ones!