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Month: September 2016

FREE CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK

FREE CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK

CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK

Kidloland is back with all new Christmas Printables for your kids! They’re filled with fun images of the Christmas tree, gifts, Santa Claus, Snowman, Cookies, bells and so much more. Your kid will definitely enjoy this amazing collection of Printables. Bring out your child’s inner Picasso and watch them have fun with crayons. Merry Christmas!



12 Fun Fall Activities To Do With Your Child

12 Fun Fall Activities To Do With Your Child

Autumn, also known as fall, is one of the best seasons for family bonding time. Who doesn’t love the calming cool breeze, the shedded orange leaves adorning the streets and wearing cozy sweaters?

It’s an exciting time for children and adults alike, since it marks the end of summer and lets you know that winter is right on the horizon. Christmas isn’t too far either! So here are 12 things that you can do with your little child to enjoy the season of fall:

1. Carve pumpkins

Autumn is unanimously associated with Halloween, and no Halloween is complete without carved pumpkins. Help your child carve out the insides of a small pumpkin with a spoon and use a knife to carve out the details yourself.

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2. Bake pumpkin pie with your child

Add a sweet touch to your fall activities by baking pumpkin pie (or any other pumpkin dessert) together. Your child will definitely enjoy preparing it and eating it with you.

3. Make art & craft with autumn leaves

Trees shed leaves in various shades of red, orange, yellow and the best way to be creative with these leaves is to make art with them. You can decorate glass jars with leaves, or even make animals out of them. You can also decorate your wall with such vibrant leaves. The ideas are endless!

4. Paint the bedroom walls in fall colors

Your child will be ecstatic to join you to paint his/her bedroom walls in radiant colors. This is a fun way to incorporate bonding time with painting and will give your bedroom a nice makeover.

5. Take pictures in a pumpkin patch

A pumpkin patch is beautiful place for taking family pictures and for your child to play! If you wish, you can also hire a photographer so that you can have candid photos of your kid having a great time with family.

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6. Go for a hayride

Going on a hayride is very exciting for children as well as adults. Take a delightful ride in an open truck or a wagon decorated with hay but make sure your child is not allergic to hay beforehand.

7. Make a bonfire and roast marshmallows

As winter slowly approaches, you can revel in some much-needed warmth by sitting around a bonfire. Help your kids roast the marshmallows carefully and enjoy the delectable flavor together.

8. Dress up for Halloween

What is fall without Halloween? It is surely the best time to dress up in quirky outfits. You can also recreate your favorite Disney movie characters with your young one.

9. Create a fall-related scavenger hunt

Involve some kids from the neighborhood in a fall-specific scavenger hunt. Be creative with the list and watch as little kids run around searching for those items. This is a unique way to liven up your child’s outdoor play time.

10. Make candy apples

Candy apples (or toffee apples) are super popular during autumn. Making them is incredibly easy and you can even get crazy with sprinkles, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce.

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11. Make a scrapbook

Make a scrapbook with your child, filling it with pictures, drawings and other artworks. This will serve as a great way to save your memories in an artistic form. Give your children the freedom to decorate the scrapbook however they want!

12. Jump into a big pile of leaves

Finally, enjoy the fall season by jumping into a big pile of leaves with your little one, which is sure to make their giggles turn into outright laughter.
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7 Tips To Become An Ideal Parent

7 Tips To Become An Ideal Parent

Parenting is both an art and a science. An ideal parent is the one who displays unconditional acceptance of what the child is. A parent’s relationship with his/her child has great
influence on child’s actions including child behavior problems. If your relationship with your child is not good, they’re not going to listen to you. See yourself how you relate to
other people. If you have a good relationship with them, you tend to trust them more, listen to their opinions, and agree with them. If you don’t like someone you just don’t
like, you will ignore their opinion.

7 Tips to become an ideal parent are:

1. Avoid harsh behavior

Don’t yell, be loud or vent your frustration on your kid. Convey your message in a soothing tone. Always remember to make a proper choice of words. Talk to them about their
mistakes and teach them not to repeat the mistakes again. There are many other ways to discipline a child, including ‘time out,’ which works better and does not involve
aggression.
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2. Motivate and appreciate

If your child is less motivated, it can be a source of great worry, frustration, sometimes even despair and that’s where the trouble can begin. Convincing your children to do
things they don’t want to do can be too challenging. Also making them stop doing the things you don’t want them to do can be even trickier still. If your child experiences
failure, motivate him to try hard and leave a trail of positivity! Also appreciate your child for good work, which boosts confidence!

3. Parents should adapt and adjust with time

Keep a proper track of your child’s development. Your child is growing up. Consider how age is affecting the child’s behavior. Encourage question answer sessions and appreciate
their curiosity. Answer every question they ask you and are curious to know. A child’s curiosity knows no bounds! Get on track with them so that they travel ahead smoothly!
After all you play a vital role in the smooth life cycle of your kid.

4. Cultivate your child’s independence

Children may undergo some restrictions imposed by their parents which means that even if the child wants to do something, he cannot do because of the restrictions. This
creates a sense of self-control. When a parent encourages independence, it helps the child to develop a sense of self direction in which the child is free to explore and perform
things! Independence is a gift that a parent can give to their children. Cultivate independence by showing confidence in your children’s capabilities, teaching them that they
have control over their lives and giving them the freedom to make their own decisions.
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5. Be steadfast with your child

There is nothing more powerful than believing in someone unconditionally. We often see parents nagging at their children and pushing them to be the perfect child. No doubt
they love their children, but this very act of trying to change someone gives out a strong signal of disbelief. Be steadfast when your child is being stubborn or just plain bossy.

6. Parents must respect their child

The best way to get respectful treatment from your child is to treat him respectfully. You should give your child the same courtesies you would give to anyone else. Speak to
your child politely. Respect his opinion. Pay attention when he is speaking to you. Treat him kindly. Try to please him when you can. Children treat others the way their parents
treat them. Your relationship with your child acts as the foundation for his relationships with others.

7. Show unconditional love

Unconditional love is love without requiring anything in return. Some powerful ways to show unconditional love to your children are by learning their language, serving them
unconditionally, learning to listen to them, being spontaneous etc.
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Screen Time For Kids – 7 Ways To Mix Fun & Learning

Screen Time For Kids – 7 Ways To Mix Fun & Learning

‘Screen time for kids’ has been a topic of numerous discussions. Some people believe that little kids should be kept away from technology at all costs. On the other hand, an extensive survey based on American children says that a large number of kids now have access to technology. Kids are known to grab an electronic device for leisure and it’s a win-win situation for parents if it also contains educational value. Children are curious little creatures and it is vital to keep a check on what kind of content your child is looking at on the device screen.

Here are the best ways you can ensure your child’s screen time is his/her learning time as well:

1. Get some storytelling apps.

Stories fuel a child’s imagination and creativity. An educational app like Kidloland, that tells stories with cute animations is a great way to get the child thinking and develop a reading habit. You can also pause the stories to interact with your child and ask questions about what they learned from it. Consider downloading e-books for kids as well.

2. Choose colorful content.

It’s no surprise that colors, shapes and funny characters are very intriguing to a child. Download apps which provide such creative and eye-catching content where your kid can learn to identify and distinguish between different objects and classify them.

3. Make sure the app is interactive.

Visual content which is interactive is a great tool to keep your child on his/her toes! Ask them questions like ‘Can you tell me what he’s doing?’ or ‘What do you think will happen next?’ and watch as they reply with utmost excitement. This will help your child’s thinking, vocabulary and give a kick-start to his/her analytical skills at an early age.

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4. Download gaming apps.

Find apps which will rack your child’s brain such as jigsaw puzzles, object sorting etc. Such fun gaming apps will make sure your child hones his/her intellectual abilities right from the beginning. Check if the games are safe and provide good graphics for the overall development of your child.

5. Enhance your child’s memory.

Memory games have been a staple in every kid’s learning process and technology just makes it even more fun for them. Find memory games which help your child visualize and remember animals, fruits, objects, names etc. easily. Don’t forget to engage and participate in a quiz session after the game ends.

6. Learn to draw.

Art is an important part of a child’s education. Encourage your children to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings through apps which support drawings, no matter how imperfect their artworks are. Appreciate their effort and motivate them to think of more ideas.

7. Ensure that the screen time is fruitful.

Go through the app beforehand and check if it is actually beneficial and provides good quality information to your child. It is necessary to find excellent content online that is useful, gives good results and makes your kid’s early learning experience even better.

Screen time is crucial for children as it exposes them to a whole new world of creativity and imagination. On an average, 15 to 20 minutes a day is a good duration for your child to play and learn on his/her favorite electronic device.

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Flying With Toddlers – 8 Tips For Long-Haul Flights

Flying With Toddlers – 8 Tips For Long-Haul Flights

Flying with little children can have either of the following outcomes; it can be a dream or
nothing short of a complete nightmare. It is more worrying if you’re traveling long-haul
flights which last from six to twelve hours or sometimes even more. Parents all over the
world board flights with toddlers with the constant fear that their child will throw tantrums,
get bored or cry their hearts out which leads to a bad experience for everybody involved.

It is very important to plan your journey beforehand because this planning will ensure safe,
happy travels for you and your child. If you plan to fly with your little bundle of joy any
time soon, here are eight things you should definitely take into consideration.

1. Purchase a seat for your child.

If your kid is younger than two years, the airline will give you a free ticket for your child for
domestic flights. For international flights, lap babies are charged 10% of the fare of the
adult accompanying the child. Carrying your child on your lap the whole time is a bad
idea in case unanticipated turbulence hits hard, especially if the journey is long-haul. Purchase a good seat early (airlines will most likely offer you a discount for your child) and buy a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved car seat which guarantees your child’s safety.

2. Ask for help from the cabin crew.

If you’re traveling alone with your toddler, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help
from the air-hostesses on board. They will be ready to assist you in case your toddler
understandably freaks out, especially if it is his/her first time on a flight.

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3. Bring a tablet/mobile device with you.

Little kids need to be constantly entertained. If you bring a tablet or give your phone
loaded with kid entertainment apps, you can take a little break while your child is engaged
with the device. You can choose a variety of apps from the app store which have fun
elements and educational activities such as KidloLand.

4. Distract your toddler with candy.

Flying is scary, even for some adults! It is possible that your child will feel uneasy or want
to throw up while the plane is taking off and landing. Distract your child with some candy or
a juice box with a straw to comfort them and ease the ear pain which comes with the
change in air pressure.

5. Pack plenty of food and toys.

Make sure the snacks you pack are healthy for your baby. Even better if you can get creative with it! Since a child gets bored very easily with one form of entertainment, switch it up by offering toys (preferably not the squeaky ones) and fill your carry-on bag with his/her favorite food. After playing for quite some time, you child will get tired and eventually fall asleep.

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6. Pick a good seat.

Make sure you pick a window seat for your child and a middle seat for yourself so that your
child has room to stretch and relax during the long journey. If that is not possible, ask
fellow passengers if they would like to kindly switch seats.

7. Select nap-time flights.

It is crucial to book flights with timings which coincide with your child’s nap-time. Most
moms prefer traveling long distances overnight. When the lights dim in the airplane, it’ll be
easier for your child to fall asleep.

8. Carry your child’s essentials.

Don’t forget to carry your toddler’s must-have products and supplies. Clothing,
diapers, soft blankets, medicines, socks are a few of the things you must carry with you at
all times which will come in handy in case of any emergency.

Traveling with toddlers doesn’t have to be scary if you follow the above tips. Happy
traveling!
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Welcome To The Kidloland Blog!

Welcome To The Kidloland Blog!

The world is getting more and more tech-savvy, so why should your child be left behind? We, at Kidloland, strive to give your kids the best preschool learning and education but also with loads of fun!

Kidloland is a complete learning app (available on the App store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore) for kids between the age of 0 to 5 years old, full of thousands of vibrant and colorful animations. It includes various stories, activities, puzzles, games and more.
Here are some of the best things your child can learn through this app:

  1. Nursery Rhymes

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    Kidloland offers your favorite rhymes like Old Macdonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Itsy Bitsy Spider and much more. Your child can sing-along to various classic nursery rhymes which are highlighted with the song. The interactive and educational rhymes are easy to follow and guaranteed to make your bonding experience with your toddler even more fun! Watch with glee as your child touches the characters on the screen and giggles with surprise at the silly animations.

  2. Stories

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    It’s very important to instill good values and morals in a child as early as possible. That’s where stories come in. Fables and stories have been a source of learning since ages and your kid can learn them all in this app. Kidloland includes a variety of stories with good morals along with eye-catching visuals and animation.

  3. ABCs and Phonics
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    Learning is fun with phonics! Your child will learn all the alphabets and the alphabet song easily while enjoying as well. This includes alphabets and phonics right from A-A-Apple to Z-Z-Zebra!

  4. Games

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    With our games, children can hone their cognitive skills by arranging pieces of puzzles together, sorting them correctly, counting them, identifying them and a lot more. They will also help your child note the difference between light and heavy objects, recognize colors, find the odd ones out and sharpen their memory.

  5. Activities

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    Within this category, kids can touch the screen to make the characters (like bees, cows, beetles, sheep etc.) perform various educational activities. A calm voice guides your child through the activities and motivates them when they accomplish it.

  6. Animal Kingdom
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    This section in the app helps your child learn facts about animals in the animal kingdom in an innovative way. Enjoy the music and sing along to the cheerful songs in this category.

  7. Fruits and Vegetables

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    Nutrition is very important for your child and after playing with this section, your child won’t refuse to eat fruits and vegetables! Original and catchy tunes will help your toddler learn more about them in an easy and interactive way.

  8. Vehicles

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    Be it an airplane or a boat, your kid will know about them all. Kidloland includes a wide range of fun and exciting vehicle songs!

  9. Lullabies

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    Getting your super active child to fall asleep easily is definitely not an easy task – moms and dads around the world will agree. Lullabies are a great way to make your baby feel calm and drift into sweet dreams. Rock-A-Bye, Sleep Baby Sleep, Hush Little Baby are just a few of the lullabies on Kidloland which are sung with a deeply soothing voice. These will make sure your baby has a golden little slumber.

  10. Learning The Basics

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    Develop your preschooler’s thinking, concentration, hand & eye co-ordination, memory and recognition skills as they practice the names of days, months, colors, shapes etc. with cute and funny characters on the device screen.

Technology has made learning more fun than ever. Over 200,000 happy families use KidloLand Nursery Rhymes For Kids and you can, too!

At Kidloland, we aim to encourage your child to keep learning and keep growing smarter everyday! Subscribe to our blog to keep yourself updated about future posts dealing with parenting, child care and learning.

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