Why Every Mom Should Download The YouTube Kids App
I’m not sure what it’s like in your household but there is always a constant fight over tablets in my household. Since I restrict screen time to 30 minutes after homework and dinner the boys always look forward to it and argue over what they can watch.
Even though Netflix has an age restriction feature that feature is for kid friendly movies that are 12 years old and under, helpful but I still need more because there is no way I want my 6yo watching the same thing as a 12yo. This often results in the boys asking me if something is “okay” to watch.
The YouTube kids app solves a lot of this by filtering child friendly content for kids–small kids. Just browsing at the site we found a huge catalog that included everything from Frozen singalongs to Fireman Sam to really great YouTube content for children.
The YouTube Kids app staff were extremely helpful, helping the kids find what they wanted to watch on individual tablets and showing the kids exactly how to use the app. The biggest winner for me was the Timer function. You set the timer from as low as one minute to shut off when you need it to. The app goes to sleep and there isn’t a way to turn it back on. All settings are managed in the app with a password that you set. Brilliant!
We even had appearances from Sesame Street characters like the popular Elmo and Cookie Monster.
There were lots of fun treats too! There were appetizers for the adults and plenty of sleep treats for the kids. Thankfully the boys only wanted the fruit cups so we didn’t suffer through any “sugar highs” for the rest of the day.
There was also different play stations that included a Thomas The Tank Engine playset, a red and white ball pit, a coloring/button making station with Mother Goose, plenty of photo ops, and a relax lounge area where parents and kids can decompress.
The boys had a great time and both left with a lunchbox and bookbag (both of which they haven’t stopped using around the house). I would recommend that anyone with kids in their life download the app. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s filtered!