My four year old has a lot of annoyances. He’s four, after all. But one thing that really drives him bonkers is when he can’t rewind a show to watch his favorite part. He just doesn’t understand that television doesn’t work that way. Neither can he decide when his shows come on or pause them while he grabs a snack or runs to the potty. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had tears because ‘the funny part’ came on while Little Man was grabbing his juice cup from the kitchen.
Thankfully we have options like Kidoodle.tv – a great, new app for iPhone and iPad. Kidoodle.tv allows your child to pick and choose which quality programming they want to watch – when they want to watch it. Parents can set up accounts for each child with specific selections to view. Kidoodle.tv offers a range of programming – from television classics like Inspector Gadget, current series like Busy Town and even educational programming like National Geographic feature films.
Setting up profiles is easy. Parents set up an account online and then download the app onto their iPhone or iPad. From there you can set which shows you want available and even the amount of time each child is allowed to watch for the day. The interface is easy to navigate with colorful menus and full series episode lists.
Built for kids, not just aimed at them, Kidoodle.TV is designed specifically for the use and navigation by kids (ages 12 and under), ensuring an age-appropriate viewing experience.
Featuring a brightly colored, easy-to-use user interface, customizable Kid Profiles for up to 5 kids, and great entertainment and educational content from a variety of sources, Kidoodle.TV is child oriented and convenient, with no adult content and with robust controls for parents.
Parental controls include age category filtering and title selection and de-selection, which allows parents to tailor available content to each childs needs.
Once logged into Kidoodle.TV, parents simply select a Kid Profile and hand off the navigation to the child.
Kidoodle.TV features content appropriate for its audience and is free of advertising within the service.
Kidoodle.TV offers the freedom and diversity of Internet access but with parameters built in to assist with child safety.
A low price of $4.99 per month after your free trial is up.
What I Loved:
* No ads. Finally a tv app that doesn’t shove annoying popups in my child’s face every 5 minutes – no more accidental charges!
* Cartoons my son hadn’t seen before. I love the classics like G.I. Joe, Mario Bros and Jem!
* Easy & Safe. No confusing back buttons or adult supervision needed. Set the account and let them watch.
Right now, for the month of December, you can sign up for FREE. No payment info required to sign up for your free trial! Risk free! You can also enter the Kidoodle.tv Giveaway: Try Kidoodle.TV for FREE and enter by December 31, 2013 to win 1 of 10 tablets or 1 of 10 Kidoodle.TV year-long subscriptions! To enter the giveaway, go to Kidoodle.TV to sign up for a free trial. Follow the on-screen directions and submit!
Important Note: iOS 6 or higher is required to run the Kidoodle.tv app. Our iPad was acting wonky (it’s a little old…) but luckily it worked perfectly on my iPhone! Android version coming soon!