Baby’s Brilliant Keeps Kids Quiet and Engaged While They Learn

Are you a new parent seeking solace and solitude? We’re not accusing you of being selfish, but anyone who is a parent knows all too well that quiet time becomes a forgotten concept once kids come into the picture. Baby’s Brilliant is a brilliant app that keeps kids engaged in an electronic activity that, at one end of the spectrum, lightens and brightens baby’s day with activities, color, and sounds; and, at the other end of the spectrum, can be used to soothe baby into a slumber like no other.

Parents of little ones know all too well the struggle to find some quiet time. Naps only last so long, and play dates can oftentimes turn into struggles.

If you are one of those parents, then you need Baby’s Brilliant.

Baby’s Brilliant is an app that offers games, activities, visuals, and songs and more to help kids expand their minds and grow – without even knowing it. For parents, it provides a secure and safe place for kids to get on a device and explore. Sure, there are several online apps that offer the same, but in using those, you risk exposing your child to things they should not see.

You can download it on your iPhone or iPad, so it is available to you wherever you go. You could be standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, or waiting in the doctor’s office waiting room; either way, you’ve got your kid covered with something to do.

What I really liked about the app is that it’s not just a game for just filling time. Baby’s Brilliant engages kids with activities that actually fire off neurons and build connections that will last a lifetime. For instance, the songs and videos that play with them teach kids music and things like the ABC’s, how to be a friend, and other educational concepts.

After downloading the app, you can create an account and can keep track of purchases and what you would like to download in the future. The app comes with a few free songs, games, and activities, but once your child becomes bored with those, know that you can expand your offering with a few in app purchases.

One feature that I really liked was the option to build a playlist. Let’s say your child loves a particular set of songs and videos; you can build a playlist and have just those playing. To make things even better, you can put that playlist on repeat, so it circles around to the beginning once it reaches the end. For parents, this means effortless entertainment.

Select from a variety of options:

  1. Videos: everyone is stimulated by visuals. Kids can learn so much when presented with a visual that is backed with attention-getting music. Each piece is short enough to keep kids engaged, but long enough to keep them occupied.
  2. Music: let’s say you’re in the car and the visuals are already there. Select the music option and let your kids exercise their auditory sense. Much can be said about the wonders of music and how it expands the mind. You may even get into a song or two yourself.
  3. Night Lights: the app itself does not become a night light, but rather, becomes a player of soothing and calming sounds that can lull your baby or toddler to sleep, whether it’s naptime or bedtime.

There’s not much negative that can be said about this app. I would love to see regular additions to its offerings, free or for purchase, because kids can get accustomed to and bored by things pretty quickly.

Baby’s Brilliant is a download not to miss, because it will bring you hours of reprieve from parenting supervision, and helps your child grow in their own space.

Baby’s Brilliant – Building Brighter Babies in an Easy to Use App

Kids are accumulating skills and smarts at an alarming rate with the power of the internet and the endless assortment of apps that lay ready at their fingertips. For parents who want to ensure their kids are at the ready when they venture into their first classroom setting, whether it be preschool or kindergarten, Baby’s Brilliant can provide just what you need.

When you first download the app, you’ll have an opportunity to scroll through a series of screens that describes what the app has to offer, which is extremely helpful.

If you really like a book or song, you can mark it as a favorite for easy access later. You can also turn the sounds off and on as you please. What’s really nice is that in order to gain access to the settings menu, you have to type in a series of four digits which are spelled out. An example would be “four, two, eight, one.” This is so that your child does not have instantaneous access to the settings and make inadvertent purchases.

The Videos are categorized into 11 different types ranging from Soothing Videos to videos in different languages. Language options include: German, French, Chinese, and Spanish. All other videos are in English. There are educational videos like Weeman’s Science Videos, and entertaining ones, like Animated Children’s Songs. Most videos cost about $0.99, and a few are free.

Music choices range from classical to calming. There are also choices in Spanish and religious ones, as well. Depending on what your aim is, keeping your toddler busy or putting them down for a nap, you are sure to find a tune that does the job.

Baby's Brilliant app

My favorite category was the night time choices. Here, you will find an assortment of sounds that will lull your baby or toddler into a state of serenity, and what parent does not need that? You can even use it for yourself, once baby is down. It also comes equipped with a timer, so you can play just enough to help you nod off and snooze.

Books are offered in an assortment of categories, too. You can find ones that entertain, and others that teach mindful lessons that all can live by. If your child is ready to learn to read, then the interactive soundboards will provide the stimulation and encouragement to flip through pages and explore the words, learning to sound them out and read at the same time.

One small issue that needs to be fixed soon is the signup/login screen. After entering an email address, you are also prompted for a password. However, when you click on the password field, the keyboard slides into view, covering the field you need to fill in, which makes it slightly difficult. You are not sure if what you are typing is going where it needs to go. I hope to see a fix for this soon.

Other than that, Baby’s Brilliant is perfect for parents looking to keep kids busy when the time calls for it. There’s no need to make this a substitute for sitting and sharing a book with your child, but it certainly comes in handy when you need to keep your little one occupied.