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 daughter just got a play tablet. She’s only 3.
We have a family iPad we all use.
My sons share an xbox and my iphone.
I just got my niece a V-Tech Innotab tablet for her birthday. She is too small to use anything else right now.
my kids like to ‘borrow’ my ipad all the time email@example.com
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My grandchild can use my desktop with me.
My kids share a laptop, and a nook.
my daughter uses her ipod and my son uses an ipad that is supposed to be the whole family’s but he is really the only one who uses it
My kids are grown, but I’ve watched my 2yo granddaughter go from daddy’s phone, to mommy’s to the ipad. They do limit her time, but it doesn’t please her!
they share an Xbox
The kid have one computer that they share with each other – thank you.
My kids have their own laptop, mp3 players and tablet. They share the laptop and tablet, for now and they also use the main, family computer as well 🙂 I think it’s important that kids learn to use technology at a young age so they can use if successfully and grow with it as the tech grows 🙂
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My son uses a tablet. 🙂
My children have game systems and a tablet that they share.
They get to use the family ipad.
I let my son use my Ipad, but he is too young to call a device like that his own.
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I have five kids, the four older ones use their own tablets and laptops and my “baby” uses my phone
my nephew has his own and uses mine too
My children use our old iphones (not turned on) or ipods. We share!
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My daughter has a laptop and iphone. She is on twitter, on her iphone, all day long.
We let our daughter use our Asus tablet or chromebook, but only while supervised. She uses school-recommended websites for math and loves to watch rainbow loom tutorials!
just 2 puters that we all use
we share one tablet… no other hi-tech goodies here!
the family uses a desktop computer
My daughter uses my laptop and cell phone sometimes
The electronics weren’t around when my children were growing up but I know they would have begged for a separate one for each of them.
we have an ipad for the family to use
My step-daughter is grown, but she uses her own iPhone for everything.
My grandkids each have their own devices, my grandson has a tablet and my granddaughter has an InnoTab.
Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/456789202894471169
My entire family shares a PC. For now…
My daughter uses our iPad mini…we all share it as a family and have passcodes, locks, and restrictions on certain things for her.
Ours each have their own iPad.
a tablet and smartphone, and they don’t share
We have an old android phone that is disconnected that the kids use. My kids broke my tablet. 🙂
We all share the apple tv and sometimes my daughter plays with my smartphone~ she loves FaceTime
Our kids shared a computer