My kids love to watch tv, I’m not going to deny it – I love watching my favourite shows, too! In an effort to limit screen-time, we got rid of our cable subscription a couple of years ago, something that was super easy to do considering the alternatives that are available – Netflix and Youtube supply most of our entertainment now.
With two children in two different age groups (8 years old and a 23-month old), I worry about them viewing inappropriate shows, stumbling upon the wrong ‘related’ video, or even googling ‘Angry Birds’ or ‘Minecraft’ and hearing swearing so I have to turn it off.
Recently I’ve discovered a new kid friendly television option – Kidoodle.TV, an online streaming video service for children 12 and under. Mom Central Canada offered me a free two-month subscription to Kidoodle.TV and we tried it out.
It’s super easy to sign up and create profiles for each of your children (up to 5 in total). Each profile receives its’ own colour and icon, making it easy for the child to choose their own profile, and parents can customise which shows the profile is allowed to watch. You can easily do this by choosing the age group of the child, and even picking out which shows to watch (or not watch, if it’s not a favourite).
Knowing exactly what my kids are watching, while still allowing them to choose what they want to view, gives me a sense of relief and helps build their independence.
Some great features of 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
- You can watch Kidoodle.TV on the go – all you need is internet access
- It has safe content for your children, no commercials, parental controls and time limits to encourage a balance between time spent watching shows and other family activities
- It has some seriously great kids-only shows, from new ones like My Little Pony to awesome retro favourites like Inspector Gadget
Give It A Try
Sign up for Kidoodle.TV and receive a 14-day free trial for you and your family. If you decide that you love it as much as we do, I have a discount code for you from my friends at Mom Central Canada – receive 25% off for a one-year subscription to Kidoodle.TV – enter the exclusive discount code: MCC25 (expires June 30th, 2014).
We Love It
Kidoodle.TV is simply awesome. I’m a huge fan of their child-friendly content and the ease of use for both parents and children. I love that on long travels I can allow my kids to watch their favourite things on the iPad without worrying that they might stumble on inappropriate content.
Make sure to head over to Kidoodle.TV’s Facebook page to enter to win 1 of 3 iPad Minis!
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.