I love TV. It’s no secret. I’m a huge fan. I mean… have you seen our TV Series section of our DVD collection?
Yeah, that’s what I thought. My kids live in a totally different world of TV than what I grew up with. It still cracks me up whenever my kid comes across a new show and wants to watch another one right away. I inform them that we haven’t started to record that series and therefore we don’t have any other episodes for them to watch. Or when they request to watch a particular show that we don’t have on our recording list, and they can’t understand that the show is “just not on right now.” What is this strange concept of live TV? Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like I set my kids in front of the TV for hours on end every day. I do work full time from home though, and sometimes, it’s just necessary. I recently discovered a fantastic service called Kidoodle.TV. It’s available for Android and Apple, and you can use it directly through your Windows PC, so right away I was on board. There is a fully functional 14 day free trial. You don’t even have to enter your credit card information to begin the trial, which is a huge plus, since often I won’t even sign up to try something out if I have to enter my credit card. Knowing this is completely risk free is just awesome. Once I signed up and signed in I created profiles for each of my kids.
Inside their profile I can choose an image to assign to them. Then I could either turn on or off certain shows, or just certain age groups. I’m sure my 8 year old has no interested in browsing through 2 year old shows, so I turned off the youngest categories for her. When you open up the app either on a tablet or on Windows and you switch from the parent mode to the child mode, you are able to set how long the app will be accessible. You can also set this when you are just going through the website.
I love that this isn’t a “you get one hour every day” kind of setting. You set it as you are turning it on for your child, which I think is great since maybe you just need 30 minutes to get something cleaned up, or maybe you need a little bit longer today to do a large project. Either way, you can adjust it based on your situation right at that moment. The other fun thing about Kidoodle.TV is that the selection of shows is AWESOME. Seriously, as soon as I saw JEM, I was completely stoked. There are definitely some shows I’ve never heard of, that look like they would interest my kids (especially Blazing Dragons, for my dragon-loving daughter). Go check it out today, you literally have nothing to lose! Also, be sure to use this special discount code to receive 25% off a 1 year subscription: BLOGHER25. Otherwise, it’s just $4.99 a month.
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My sons have their own tablets.
My son uses his own laptop and iPod Touch
My son has his own iPod Touch.
The only ‘device’ we use is a plain old tv, but I do let my daughter watch Sesame Street. 🙂
My boys have innotabs and as a family we have an ipad and kindle
My kids have their own devises, inexpensive tablets.
My children currently use my Husbands phone to watch videos, and an Innotab and a Leappad to play educationally related games! My youngest son is two so does not show much interest but my five year old is rather obsessed and they do share together!
My son uses a Kindle to play games and watch videos. He doesn’t share it much with family.
We all share the TV and playstation.
We have an iPad and smart phones
They use desktop and tablet, currently share with us.
My daughter uses my laptop & my iphone at home. We have to share.
An iPad, laptop and computer!
My son has his own iPod Touch and laptop
My son uses my iPad and iPhone.
My four kids use my iphone and my laptop. Lots of fighting for turns and when Mom takes it away.
My older kids have their own Kindles. My younger ones use mine to play educational games on.
My kiddos have their own devices although we also have a shared family computer 🙂
We share my iPad with time limits.
My child uses my laptop, and she has her own iPad mini that she bought with her own money.
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My son uses my samsong tablet !
We share in our house, The kids don’t have their own devices.
I’ve never believed that everyone has to have
their very own everything.
It’s enough that we have enough to go around.
My kids use my ipad for videos and games in an allotted time. They use my cell phone also.
My 3 kids share a Kindle
My kids all have an iPod touch that they use a lot. They also have a Kindle that they share.
they share our iphones, kindle fire, wii, and computers
My kids use a desktop PC for games and homework.
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They share an ipad.
My kids are teenagers. They each have their own iPhone and laptop. And, three also have their own tablets.
Our family shares the ipad and laptop
we share laptop and kindle fire also have a macbook air that i don’t share
I don’t have kids, but my niece has her own Android Tablet.
My niece (I don’t have kids) owns her own iPad but our family only lets her use it to play educational games. We also limit her time with it to one hour a day if she does all her chores. She shares it with the rest of the family.
Used to use the family iPad, but recently abandoned it…
Our oldest uses an iPad and our youngest has an iPod Touch. They don’t share with each other.
No kids around in my life. All devices belong to me