I’m not going to lie, we are a tv loving household. That is the straight up truth. Between my husband and I, we follow over a dozen shows & I have always been a huge movie buff.
We are already seeing this love for the motion screen with our daughter, Lilly. Of course, this brings on the need for rules & careful monitoring.
Time spent in front of the TV is an ongoing current battle at our place. There is nothing more frustrating than Lilly crying over her show being turned off. Especially when she has a huge playroom full of toys and books.
We also have to be concerned over what she has access to. When watching a kid-friendly television station, it’s not a big deal. However, like many families now, we are all addicted to a specific video streaming app. My husband and I love being able to watch great movies and seasons of whatever gritty tv show we’re into. However, leaving that app open for Lilly can be risky.
Sure, I can set the app to a certain age category for her to browse through. However, since our 3 year old can work the tablet better than her father, it doesn’t take her long to get back to the main menu and choose from any video content she lays eyes on.
When I learned about Kidoodle.TV, it sounded perfect for us. Unlike other streaming services, Kidoodle.TV is designed ONLY with kids in mind. All of the content is kid friendly and is broken into age groups. You can lock down your child’s age group, so they only ever see what is appropriate for them. Further more, you can then go into the full list of titles and block any that you don’t want your child to watch.
For instance, if there is a particular whiny 4 year old…who’s name rhymes with bayou…you can axe him from the available list of choices. I was sold on that feature alone. For that exact reason. And that exact show.
Another great feature of Kidoodle.TV is that we can set viewing time limits. This is is done in the Parents Room and is adjustable with a specific code. This has come in handy in recent weeks, since there have been times where I am holding a screaming newborn and can’t really get to the remote for the TV. Instead, the service gives her a “time is up” screen and that is all there is to it. Fight is over before it begins
With a great selection of shows and movies to choose from, there is a more than enough to give Lilly plenty of variety, but with all the control that I want to have as a parent.
A little more about Kidoodle.TV
- Kidoodle.TV is a safe, ad-free streaming video service that you can customize for your kids according to your, and their, preferences
- Make up to 5 custom kids’ profiles. Choose content based on your child’s age or on a show-by-show basis
- Time limits can be placed on viewing through the secure Parents Room, allowing families to balance the time spent on Kidoodle.TV with other important activities
- Watch Kidoodle.TV on the go – just need access to the Web
- Kidoodle.TV has safe, kids-only content, including retro content from your childhood like Jem and the Holograms and Inspector Gadget
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Now, while My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is Lilly’s ultimate favourite show, she did stumble upon Jem while exploring Kidoodle.TV. This completely made my day! Ideally speaking, I can entice her into a bit more of the old school cartoons, watch them with her and take a trip down memory lane myself
Disclosure: I am part of the Kidoodle.TV blogger program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Sarah Allen says
Love that it has safe, kid friendly content!!
The timer!!! If the tablet told them t.v. Time was up I don’t think it would be as scary as when I have to tell them time is up. It would also limit the time I send them there to get out of my hair
Time limits! Small issues here.
I LOVE the timer! My kids would be more likely to turn off the TV if they were told too rather then If I told them!! Plus no C-Bayou!! AWESOME!!
Star Traci says
This is brilliant! We are struggling with limits and content right now. I love the timer.
I enjoy the kkid friendly, accessible for my daughter. I also enjoythe variety of shows eragimg from Disney Jr,nick Jr,teletoon,ytv and such. she has all her show and no searching.