Now that my boys are older, they love watching their favourite shows on their iPads. I'm very glad they no longer watch some of the shows that used to annoy me, like Caillou, but with full access to the internet, sometimes I worry about what they are viewing.
They are pros at navigating around their iPads and searching YouTube for Minecraft videos. Sometimes I'll hear a very bad word and I'll have to tell them to turn it off. I wish iPads came with parental controls!
Thankfully I discovered Kidoodle.TV—an online streaming video service for children 12 and under. Thanks to Mom Central Canada, I was offered a free two-month subscription to Kidoodle.TV and my kids put it to the test.
Some great features of Kidoodle.TV:
- It's mobile, safe, and comes with parental controls and time limits. Pretty genius, right?
- You can customize profiles for up to five children.
- Kidoodle.TV is strictly focused on the children—no commercials, no bad words, and no adult content you have to feel uncomfortable about.
- You can choose content based on your child's age or just by the shows they like to watch.
- You can set time limits, too, through the secure Parent's Room.
- Kidoodle.TV can be watched when you're on the go or travelling, as long as you have internet access.
- Did I mention Kidoodle.TV has awesome retro content, including Jem and the Holograms and Inspector Gadget, two of my favourite shows from my past?
Would you like to try Kidoodle.TV yourself to see if it would be a good fit for your children? My friends at Mom Central Canada have a discount code just for you—you'll receive 25% off for a one year subscription to Kidoodle.TV. Just enter this custom discount code when prompted: MCC25. (This coupon expires June 30, 2014.)
Our children love their iPads, and I love that with Kidoodle.TV I don't have to worry about them watching stuff that might not be completely appropriate for them.
I'm also a fan of the educational shows, like National Geographic—my children love shows about nature and animals. Other favourite shows they love on Kidoodle.TV? Super Mario Bros., and Transformers—talk about a blast from my past!
Make sure to also head over to Kidoodle's Facebook page to enter to win one of three iPad Minis. It's super easy to enter, and iPads are essential when you're traveling with kids!
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.