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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.