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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