This blog post is marked as an AD (advert) because I was gifted a download of the Oliiki app free of charge in return for writing a review and/or social media coverage. I aim to be transparent in order to retain your trust and I hope you will continue to support the Thrifty Mumma Thrifty Bubba blog and social media channels.
Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.
In today’s post I am sharing my review of the Oliiki app with you.
The Oliiki app was designed and developed by Clare Stead. As a Mum of three and a trained Primary School teacher, Clare recognised the importance of preparing children adequately for school and wanted to bridge the gap in the market for try-at-home activities which were easily accessible for parents.
As a trained primary school teacher I also understand the importance of learning through play and ensuring your child is ready for school. As a parent, this can seem daunting but there is no need to worry.
Luckily, the helpful and handy Oliiki app has a huge range of age appropriate activities for you to try with your bump, baby or toddler! Covering the first 1000 days of your baby’s development, the Oliiki app is backed by both science and research so you can be sure that playing is purposeful.
Described as ‘a friend in your pocket’, the app shares teacher written activities which are described in detail, explaining not only how to do them but why they are important and what the impact will be on your child’s brain development.
Bubba and I have really enjoyed getting to grips with the app and trying the activities on offer. I’ve been delighted at how simple and fun some of the activities are to try and complete.
As an example, we loved playing with bubbles with one of Bubba’s friends to stimulate conversation about sharing and taking turns. It was interesting to find this also encouraged a lot of discussion around numbers and language too.
I like how simple the app is to navigate and loved how encouraging the wording is. We could do as much or as little as we liked and enjoyed dipping in and out of activities to fit in with our everyday lives.
Using the app has helped me to feel at ease and allowed me to see that a lot of the activities we already do at home already count towards early development steps.
Thank you to the team at Oliiki for inviting us to try and review your app. The app is available on both Google Play and the App Store where prices are listed according to your child’s developmental stage.
What are your top tips for ensuring your little one is ready for school? Do you love to do activities linked to learning development goals? Does the Oliiki app sound good to you? Comment below and let me know – I’d love to hear your thoughts!
As always, thank you so much for reading.
Love, Thrifty Mumma X
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For further information on the Oliiki app please visit the dedicated website: https://www.oliiki.com