My boys have always been into computers and games, minecraft was a given along with school favourites such as Scratch.  So when I was approached by KidloLand to check out their new Coding for Kids app, I jumped at the chance.

Coding for Kids

Samuel has just turned 6 so was the perfect age to try this app.  I must admit it took a little persuasion, I had to use his big brothers to encourage him as I think he felt it was some kind of homework (purely my bad for how I introduced to him).  Once he saw the home screen, the bright colours and fun animation then he was only too happy to give the app a go!


Initial Impressions

The home screen was really inviting for a small kid and Samuel really was spoilt for choice.  Initially he wasn’t quite sure what he had to do, but after a quick helping hand from his brothers, then he was on his way.

He choose ‘Smoothie Maker’ and it took him a few attempts to get to grips with how the game worked, but once he figured it out he was quick to move on.


This app is aimed at kids under 5 and I definitely think that pre-school kids could have some great fun, however there is still an element of reading and instruction that parents will need to go through with their children before they can play ‘solo’.

That said I feel that the app is really appealing to all ages from pre-school upwards.  Samuel enjoyed massively once we had gone through with him, and my older kids who ‘forced’ themselves to play (10 and 12 respectfully) really enjoyed too and were happy to move though the initial levels quickly to get to a level that tested them.


All in all we have loved the app and Samuel is really enjoying.  It’s great fun but educational too, so I don’t have to feel like he is wasting time away watching inane videos on You Tube etc. (although he does love watching tractors so I can’t really complain!)

This is definitely one for keeping and I can’t wait to watch him progress.

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