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Why Every Mom Should Download The YouTube Kids App

by Nellie

Why Every Mom Should Download The YouTube Kids App

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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Check out my video of the highlights!

YouTube Kids is available for free  in the U.S. on Google Play and the App Store, and will soon be available on Kurio and nabi kids’ tablets.

Do you let your kids watch tablets? Do you think you would find the YouTube Kids App useful?

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Janine Huldie March 3, 2015 - 5:09 am

We literally just downloaded this for the girls last week and was so happy that someone mentioned it to Kevin as the girls had recently found the regular YouTube version and was not thrilled letting them use it all. This version is definitely kid friendly and love timer option, too!

Kristina Walters March 3, 2015 - 5:46 am

This is a great idea! I will pass this along to my sister for her little ones!

Allie March 3, 2015 - 5:51 am

A timer FTW!!!! My kids pretty much only watch Skylander videos so maybe this is a way to introduce something new, that I have more control over. This looks like such a great event for kids…and adults but the boys look so, so cute! I love the Oscar barrel shot!!

Kita March 3, 2015 - 8:30 am

I saw the youtube thing and was curious but now I think I will get it for my son because that boy stays on it and I need to make sure he is watching sesame street…..that’s a lie this boy watches all things minecraft smh

Marie March 3, 2015 - 11:03 am

the funny thing is my daughter JUST downloaded this app, without my approval too. It was ok though, because I would always catch her watching something way inappropriate on the regular you tube!

Britt March 3, 2015 - 4:11 pm

What a cute event! I love the timer idea and automatically shutting off! That way the tablet is the bad guy, not you!

Tamara March 4, 2015 - 9:35 pm

What a fun event! And how did your kids resist those treats?? I’m dreaming about them right now. YouTube cake pop, please!
Ok so this is funny. It used to be so hard to comb Scarlet’s curls after a bath that I had her watch Caillou on YouTube. She never complained!

Leslie March 5, 2015 - 10:25 am

It’s a good thing my kids are playing with each other right now, because they’d be all over this post with “can I go there?” I’ll definitely be looking into the YouTube Kids app….it may be just the ticket to help get some extra sleep on Saturday morning.

Cassandre March 5, 2015 - 9:34 pm

I love this and just downloaded the app for my daughter.


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