This post was sponsored on behalf of Curious World via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
Over the last couple weeks we have once again been on the move. For all of y’all who have moved over the winter months with small kids you know just how difficult that can be. Not only do you have a week or two where your kids are stuck inside while you pack up their activities and toys, but then there is also the time spent traveling and unpacking. During this move we discovered a new app, Curious World, and it was definitely a sanity saver! Not only did my kids LOVE this app, it was filled with quality activities that were entertaining for them and educational!
Curious World Educational App
The Curious World app is an excellent app is filled with hours of books, movies, and games. My kids (ages 3-7) were automatically drawn to this app as Curious George is featured in this app and a beloved character in our home. As a parent I love that the content provided in the app is tailored to my child’s developmental stage, is advertising free, updated weekly, and that it is curated by a global learning company that I trust– Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Also in the parent portal it shows not only which sections of the app my children have interacted with, but it also tracks their progress across all 8 key learning areas. This is an awesome tool in helping me plan out my children’s weekly activities as I can easily see what is holding their attention that week…because you know with kids just how quickly that can change!
Educational eBooks for Kids
The selection of books in the Curious World app is beyond amazing. Many of these books have been on my list to add to our home library as budget permits, and now at the touch of a button they are in our home and available to my kids. They are interactive, fun, and the “read to me” feature highlights words as they are spoken to help children associated the words with it’s printed version.
Educational Videos for Kids
This section of the app was probably my favorite. Virtual field trips are something that my kids greatly enjoy, and this app is filled with them. Kids can explore various National Geographic shorts, science experiments and concepts, art projects, simple recipes, songs, and so much more. This section was absolutely fantastic!
Educational Games for Kids
While still beautifully done, this was my least favorite section of the app and the most frustrating for my kids. Once my kids figured it out though, this quickly became one of their favorites. When first learning how to use this section of the app my kids struggled with being able to select some of the illustrations within the game due to their size. This was a non-issue once we switched over to our tablet. To help them learn how to navigate the game section of this app we played simple games together such as Dress Up Curious George before moving over to more complicated games such as Curious George Matching letters.
Currently the Curious World app is available on Apple iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.0+ and can be downloaded from the App Store. Curious World is not currently available on Android devices, but will be in the future! You can sign up for a free trial on the Curious World web site and receive 30 days of unlimited access to the Curious World premium subscriber experience. Let me know if you try it out!