5 Ways to Bring Brain Building to New Levels with Vroom App

Thank you to Vroom for sponsoring this app review. All opinions are our own.

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Want to turn everyday moments into meaningful learning experiences for your child? You definitely need the new Vroom app! It’s part of a whole toolset created by the Bezos Family Foundation that makes it super easy to find teaching moments throughout your daily routine. Sit back, relax, and check out my Vroom app review to find out just why I’m loving it so much!

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Vroom App Review: Find Teaching Moments in Your Everyday Routine

Did you know that during the first few years of life, your child’s brain is making more than 1 million neural connections every single second? If you think about how much our kids learn in the first few years of their life, it’s really quite amazing. They start out as blank slates, knowing only the most basic survival skills (how to eat, how to breathe, how to go through diapers like there’s no tomorrow). They literally have to learn everything that we take for granted, from how to roll over to spelling our own names.

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Here’s another incredible thing to consider: YOU are responsible for nearly all that knowledge! All of those positive connections with you make it possible for your tiny tot to figure out how to walk, talk, sing, and dance. You’re already doing an incredible job, but what if you could do even more?

That’s where the new Vroom app comes into play (quite literally!). The app is a mobile version of the popular Vroom website, letting you take thousands of really neat brain building tips on the go with you. The best part? It’s free! Let’s see how it works and check out some of my favorite features.

How Does the Vroom App Work?

The Vroom app, which is available in both English and Spanish, is perfect for kids from birth to age 5. After you download the app, you can sign up for account, or try a Vroom Tip first. I suggest signing up so that you can take full advantage of all the features. Remember, it’s completely free!

Once you complete the signup, just check your app daily for a new Vroom tip for you and your child! The tips are chosen based on your child’s age. The short activities on each tip are based on science to help you teach your child valuable life skills. Now that you know how it works, let’s take a peek at some of my favorite features!

5 Amazing Features of the Vroom parenting app

1. Makes your everyday routine even more meaningful

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While time spent together with your child is never wasted, Vroom helps take the most mundane daily routines and turn them into incredible learning experiences. Even something as simple as cleaning up toys becomes impactful and fun! By turning boring tasks (like laundry or grocery shopping) into a game, you’re also far less likely to deal with meltdowns.

2. Uses what you already have

One of my absolute favorite features of Vroom: you don’t have to buy a ton of stuff to use it. In fact, you don’t have to buy anything at all (not even the app). The tips and activities use things you already have on hand. In many cases, you and your child are all you’ll need.

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For example, one tip suggests playing a back and forth game of “favorite foods” during your grocery shopping. As you head down the aisles, take turns pointing out your favorites from each section. This simple activity teaches your child that people have different likes and dislikes, helping them form better relationships in the future.

3. A variety of tips for every age and learning style

Vroom offers a daily tip based on your child’s age, but you can go so far beyond that! Within the app and on the website, you can easily explore tips based on different skills and activities. The “Discover” section helps you find the perfect tip for your daily routine. See something you’d like to try later? Just click the little heart to add it to your favorites!

4. Easily track the skills that your child is learning

Vroom makes it super easy to find out exactly what your child is learning from each tip, and track the skills that you’ve taught him. I love the concise way they explain the benefit of each skill. Direct and to the point, so you can scan through the tips quickly and decide what to do without getting bogged down by neuroscience jargon. You can quickly look and say, “Oh, it teaches cleaning and manners! We already worked on that this week, let’s try something else” or “Bingo! That’s exactly the skill I want him to learn today!”

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5. Engaging design lets kids get involved in the fun

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While Vroom is a parent-centric app, we all know our kids love to see what we’re doing on our phones. The new design and layout of the app is very kid-friendly, so your child can track their progress right along with you. The fun celebration animations let them know that they’ve done a great job!

All the Vroom app tips are science-based. Yep, even the simplest of tips, like playing “which food is your favorite.” It’s amazing, isn’t it? How something so tiny can make such an impact on your child’s learning. I love the app because it really helps you make the most out of every moment together. It also helps make all those things that kids really don’t like to do a little more fun. Everything from car rides to folding laundry becomes a bonding and learning experience.

Remember, the Vroom app is completely free to download and use. While I highly recommend creating an account to personalize it for your child and track your tips, you can even use it without logging in.

Vroom is incredibly accessible. Download the app on your Apple or Android device to take it on the go with you. Don’t have a smartphone? No problem! Use the browser-based app to access Vroom from any connected device or sign up for weekly tips delivered by text.

Get Vroom Tips from Alexa!

You can even use Alexa to get daily tips by enabling the Vroom skill. The Alexa skill is designed to work best with Amazon Echo Spot and Echo Show. If you have one of these devices, you can use the skill to check out videos and other visuals related to the tip of the day. Even if you don’t have one of these devices, the new Alexa skill works with any Alexa-enabled device. Use it to ask Alexa to send the tip of the day or other fun tips right to your Vroom app!

Connect with Vroom on social media! Follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #VroomTip to keep up with the conversation!

What are some of your favorite ways to make everyday routines more fun for your child? Share below!

 

 

42 thoughts on “5 Ways to Bring Brain Building to New Levels with Vroom App”

  1. I can see how this would be a really useful tool for parents of little ones, especially during the summer or if you are keeping them at home more often. Helping kids learn while doing simple activities like cleaning up or eating lunch is a fun way to make teachable moments more fun.

  2. Those first few years of cognitive development are super important. I absolutely love this app and know many parents who would too!

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra VA

    My kids are older but I am glad there are apps like this to help parents provide fun learning to their kids. Will recommend this to friends and family.

  4. Looks like an app to try out. Don’t have kids yet but will be sure to recommend it to others. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Estelle Sobel Erasmus

    You had me at parent-centric app. My daughter is eight but this would have been perfect for her when she was younger.

  6. This sounds awesome! Educational apps are so great! When my son was younger, I was always looking for new apps to boost his brain!

  7. The Vroom app sounds like a great education tool for parents. I love that you don’t have to buy any additional items to use the app.

  8. What an incredible app! I get excited to see fun and educational apps available to the younger set. I’ll be sure to share this with my niece, who has a 2 year old son. They are going to love it!

  9. Talk about an awesome way to learn for the kids! I really think this is worth checking out. I really like the fact that you can track your child’s progress. It’s really something that I could use.

  10. I love how you analyzed this poem! Your insight into her writing is impeccable! I was really taken in with her words.

  11. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    This sounds awesome. Educational apps are my favourite and getting my kids on and learning new things is something I am happy about when it comes to electronics!

  12. I am new to this app and my kids are older so i don’t know if it is good for older children. I will tell my siblings all about it to enable their kids to take part.

  13. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I am really amazed with the technology nowadays. I can’t believe an app can do so many things. I will share this with my daughter so she can download it for her kids.

  14. Educational app for kids nowadays has become popular. Learning new things is now one click away and also its very entertaining.

  15. Wow, learning in all kinds of innovative ways is totally possible nowadays. This app is great and I love the fact it doesn’t burden your wallet either. Have continued fun with it .

  16. My son enjoys spending time with gadgets, though I try to control this time. I think it is a great idea with edutainment App, my kid will love it!

  17. Vroom seems a great app for kids. I was amazed to read that early years of kids make more than 1 million neural connections every single second. Tis shows the speed with which their brain grow. Making practical use of the available things into a knowledgeable ones seems to be a great idea in this app.

  18. This sounds like a great app. I love anything that helps the kids learn while playing and I like that you can track what they learn.

  19. Nice app, for keeping the child busy while learning too. And the good thing is you can see or track skills you’ve already done, so it will avoid repeating.

  20. Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    This is great for parent trying to keep kids busy on the go. I would tell my students parents to help the kids learn to count have them count how many steps to get some where. The kids loved it.

  21. This does sound like an amazing app! My kids are too old for it, but I’ll pass it onto parents with younger kids. So cool you can use Alexa too–we have her!

  22. I’ve never heard of this app before and it sounds so cool. I love ones that help teach – and are free *wink*. This one is a little young for my guy but would be perfect for my nephews. I also love that it’s a bilingual app. I’d like to see if it comes in French (we are Canadian…which makes me wonder if this is just available in the US). I’ll have to check it out.

  23. Something new I have never heard of. Will have to tell my daughter about this for her 3 little ones. Something she might be interested in using.

  24. It’s always interesting to see the new apps coming out. For parents that choose to give small children access to a cell phone it’s great to see apps that encourage learning.

  25. This sounds like the perfect app for my little grandson. I’ll have to tell his parents about this. I love that the app is free!

  26. This is the first time that I’ve heard of this app. I think it’s awesome and would really help parents keep track of their child’s progress. Definitely a must have if you’re a first time parent.

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