Article: YouTube how do you use it with your kids?

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Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie — the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics, and bewildering (to adults) subject matter put them among the most popular YouTube channels for young teens, garnering millions (and, in the case of game commentary PewDiePiebillions) of views. In fact, according to a recent survey of U.S. teens by Variety, the top five most influential celebrities are YouTube stars. But information about these personalities’ shows — the content, quality, and age-appropriateness, for example — isn’t easy for parents to find.

Until YouTube’s app for kids really catches on with fans, the original YouTube poses a challenge for parents.  Anyone can create YouTube channels, they crop up seemingly out of nowhere, they don’t follow program schedules, and they’re cast out among thousands of other videos. Still, there are clues to figuring out which channels and creators are OK for your kids. YouTube clearly has a huge impact, and you’ll learn a lot about your kids when you really dig into what they’re tuning into. (Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular YouTube stars.)

And it’s worth doing. Kids love discovering new videos on YouTube, and that often means exposure to iffy stuff — even when they’re not seeking it out. With some simple tools, you can help your kids regulate their habits and increase the chances that their experience will be positive. Also, read our detailed review of YouTube.

The Basics

Watch with your kid. Simply ask your kids what they’re watching and join them. In general, kids are tuning into certain channels or following specific YouTube personalities because they’re entertained by them. Many kids naturally want to share the videos they like.

Watch by yourself. If kids don’t want to share, get the name of the channel they’re watching and watch it later. Watch a few videos by the same creator to get a feel for the content.

Be sleuthy. If you’re concerned about the content your kid is watching on YouTube — and you’ve tried talking to her — there are ways of tracking her viewing habits. If she has a YouTube account (which only requires a Gmail address), her YouTube page will display her recently watched videos, recommended videos based on her watch history, and suggestions for channels similar to the ones she’s watched. Even if your kid deletes her “watch history,” the recommendations all will be related to stuff she’s watched.

Subscribe. Encourage your kids to subscribe to their favorite channels rather than hunting around on YouTube for the latest ones from a specific creator. Subscribers are notified when a new video is uploaded, plus all their channels are displayed in My Subscriptions, making it easier, and faster, to go directly to the stuff they like. Consider choosing subscriptions together, and make an event out of watching the newest uploads with your kids.

The Nitty-Gritty

Investigate the creator. The name of each video’s creator appears beneath the video window and usually has a bit of information about the person behind the video and/or the channel itself. Google the creator’s name to find out whether he or she has a Wikipedia page or another Web presence. You might find out that your kid’s favorite YouTube personality has an impressive reach. LGBTQ advocate Tyler Oakley, for example, has a huge fan base that crosses demographics, making him a positive role model for all kinds of kids.

Look at the suggestions. The suggested videos listed on the right-hand side of the page are related in some way to the main video. Evaluate them to see if they seem age-appropriate, and that will provide an indication of the appropriateness of the main video.

Consider the ads. If an ad plays before the video, that’s actually a good sign. To qualify for advertising and earn money (the goal of most YouTube channels), a creator must apply to be a YouTube partner by sending in some sample videos. YouTube rejects videos that don’t meet their terms of service and community guidelines — vulgar or stolen content, in other words. Yes, that means your kid sees more ads, but the trade-off seems worth it (and you can always mute the commercials).

Read the comments. YouTube comments are notorious for being negative, but it’s worth reading them to get a sense of the channels’ demographic and the tone of the discussion. Channel creators can moderate their comments to reduce the amount of negativity. Well-groomed comments are a good sign.

Watch the trailer. Many creators make highlight reels and trailers — basically video ads for the channels themselves (which usually appear first on the channel page). Definitely watch them if they’re available to get an overview of the host and the content.

Finding Good Stuff

Turn on safety mode. Be aware that YouTube is technically only for teens 13 and up, and what the site considers age-appropriate may not match your values. But YouTube offers a filter called Safety Mode that limits the iffy stuff. Simply scroll down to the bottom of any YouTube page. See where it says “Safety”? Click it on. (It will remain on for logged-in users on the same browser.)

Take YouTube’s advice. Most kids find out about new videos either from their friends or by clicking on the related videos (which may or may not be appropriate). But YouTube itself offers several ways to home in on quality content. Visit YouTube Nation for curated content in a variety of categories. Read about YouTube news on the company blog, and find out what’s trending all over the country on the Map and the Dashboard.

Watch later. YouTube gives you the ability to save videos to watch at a later time, which improves the odds that your kids will be exposed to stuff you’ve preapproved. You can create playlists, too, virtually designing a customized programming schedule of content for each of your kids or for different subjects they’re interested in.

About the Author: Caroline Knorr

As Common Sense Media’s parenting editor, Caroline helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids’ media lives. From games to cell phones to movies and more, if you’re wondering “what’s the right age for…?” Caroline can help you make the decision that works best for your family. She has more than 20 years of editorial and creative marketing writing experience and has held senior-level positions at Walmart.com, Walmart stores, Cnet, and Bay Area Parent magazine. She specializes in translating complex information into bite-sized chunks to help families make informed choices about what their kids watch, play, read, and do. And she’s the proud mom of a teenage son whose media passions include Star Wars, StarCraft,graphic novels, and the radio program This American Life.

 

 

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YouTube Kids by Google – a Must Have Free App for Families



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What we love…

Timer feature, how easy it is for kids to use, filled with child safe videos, gives children new ideas on creative and educational videos to watch

What we’d love to see…

Stronger parental gate, ability to add your own favorites, saved searches, offline viewing, ability to create your own playlists

Summary

I think this app is a must have for any family that lets children watch videos on an iPad or iPhone. The app isn’t perfect but it is a huge improvement on using the native YouTube app for kids. Download this free app today!

Our Rating

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YouTube KidsMany kids love watching videos on YouTube but for parents it can be a scary place, as there are many videos you would not want your child watching. Even ones that have their favorite subjects matter such as Minecraft can surprise you by including swearing and inappropriate content. The new YouTube Kids app from Google is an attempt to provide a safer more child-friendly environment for kids to watch YouTube videos.

I introduced my 7 year-old son to the app when it first came out and he loves it. It is very easy for a child to navigate and includes features that parents will appreciate. The videos within the app are screened to be child friendly, and if you find any that are not you can report them directly from the app. There are still adverts, but at least they are for child-friendly products such as kids TV shows.

One feature I love (and my son hates!) is that there is a built-in timer feature so the parent can set how long the child is allowed to watch for. If you combine this with guided access then the iPad is effectively disabled at the end of the timed period. The one fault with this is the parental gate that lets you access the timer is too easy. The app says e.g. four, seven, six, three and you have to enter 4763, I would like to see this replaced with a password or passcode that the parent sets.

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The app has 6 sections: recommended (based on your previous watching history), shows, music, learning, explore and search.

Shows

The shows sections displays popular kids channels such as Thomas & Friends,  Sesame Street, Peppa Pig, Babar, Reading Rainbow and Disney Shorts. Tapping on any of these channels allows you to browse and select videos from them.

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Music

Here kids can explore channels specializing in kid-friendly music videos.

Learning

This is a really cool section that introduces child-friendly educational channels such as PBS KIDS, Incredible Science, the Khan Academy, It’s Okay to be Smart and TedEd. I love this section as it makes it easy for my kids to find videos they enjoy but they are also learning at the same time.

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Explore

This includes channels on subjects such as arts, crafts, Lego, kids yoga and cooking, as well as topical news and fun stuff such as cat and puppy videos.

Search

Parents can switch off search in the settings but when it is enabled the child can search for child friendly videos by typing the subject they are looking for or by saying it. My son loves to be able to search for his favorite characters just by saying their name. I’m also having fun with this section finding all the old videos I used to watch as a kid, even though I grew up on an entirely different continent I can easily my old favorites such as Roobarb and Custard, Noah and Nelly, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine – a real trip down memory lane!

I think this app is a must have for any family that lets children watch videos on an iPad or iPhone. The app isn’t perfect, there are some features I would love to see added in future updates- the ability to add your own favorites list of videos and channels, saved searches, a stronger parental gate, ability to download favorites for offline viewing and the ability to create playlists for your children, but that said it is a huge improvement on using the native YouTube app for kids. I love how easy it is for kids to use, the fact that it is filled with child safe videos, it gives children new ideas on creative and educational videos to watch, the timer feature and how easy the search option is to use.

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Price: $FREE

The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover.

Kids? Panic! by DM Media Pty Ltd – Review



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What we love…

child friendly app that provides access to video’s that are appropriate for children with instant loading of the next video which makes it perfect for those moments when you need five minutes to yourself

What we’d love to see…

stronger parental gate, ability to choose your own video’s based on the pre-selected ones available within the app.  Also would like to see the ability to turn off access to the video’s unless on a wi-fi network since data charges could accrue quickly

Summary

Easy to use, child friendly although you do need to be aware of data charges if using a 3G network

Our Rating

Kids? Panic by DM Media Party Ltd is a universal app for iOS which links to child-appropriate YouTube video’s such as television shows, songs, nursery rhymes and more with each video being five minutes or less.  The app is simple to operate with a “panic” button on the main screen which when touched launches the video via YouTube.  Parents should be aware that the app does use data so if they do not want to use it with their data plans they will need to ensure that children do not have access to the app.

I liked that all of the video’s selected within the app were child friendly, although when I attempted to watch them to ensure they were appropriate it took quite a long time to make my way through all of them.    Once the video finishes, the next one begins immediately (although I would like to see a 30 gap to ensure that you can have a break in between) to ensure that your child continues to have access to the video’s.  This app was very helpful recently when I was on a quick but important telephone conversation and I was able to just hand the phone to my son to ensure that I had a few moments of peace.  Of note, parents can enable guided access on their device to ensure that children stay within the app which is helpful especially for younger children.

In terms of enhancements, I would like to see an option where parents can choose if they want to run the video’s via a 3G network or only via wifi.  If children got access to this app, data charges could add up very quickly since it uses YouTube video’s for the app.  I’d also like to see a more difficult parental lock as the 1-2-3-4 combination is fairly easy for older preschoolers and children to figure out especially if they see their parents do it.  Perhaps randomizing it to a random pattern of numbers (what is 1+3) help to ensure children did not accidentally gain access.  In addition, it would be helpful if the user could select the video’s they wished for their child to see.  Currently you can see a selection of which video’s are available, however, there is no way to create a “playlist” of favorites from the chosen video’s.  There were some video’s which I wished I could have excluded, but currently there is no way to do this.  I also think the title of the app is a bit misleading and may make it difficult for parents to find in the app store.

Overall, the app provides access to child friendly video’s in an easy to use interface.  I do recommend that a parental gate be installed to allow parents to create a playlist of video’s which they deem appropriate from the ones available within the app which would eliminate the need for the current 1-2-3-4 parental lock which children have been able to figure out after seeing their parents use it.  I also feel that there should be a setting which will not allow video’s to play over 3G unless the parent has specifically given permission for them to do so from within a parent protected area.

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Super Dad-iBook by Shoo Rayner – Giveaway

 

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If you are looking for a cute iBook for your kids to share with their Dad this Father’s Day then Shoo Rayner’s Super Dad may be what you are looking for. Shoo Rayner is a talented artist who has a series of how to draw videos on you tube – can can check them out at his website shoorayner.com. Super dad is the story of a little boy who adores his dad. Dad works hard and is very busy so he doesn’t always have time to play with his son, and often says “sorry son, I’m very busy” . The boy tries to get dad to help him build his new Super Hero Toy but dad is too busy watching TV (even when the adverts are on), the boy gets mad at his dad and doesn’t want to speak to him. Dad goes off to work and a very special visitor comes to play …..Super Dad. The story has very cute illustrations and an important message about making time to play with your kids. As this is an iBook and not an app it does not include narration or interactive elements and you need to download the free iBooks app to read it. The iBook also contains a video demonstration of how to draw Super Dad and a link to the video of the author reading the book (need an internet connection to view the video).

You can watch a video of the author reading the book here

 

Category: Books
Requirements:This book can only be viewed using iBooks 2 on an iPad. iOS 5 is required.
Cost: $0.99 Super Dad - Shoo Rayner
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Speech with Milo: Sequencing by Doonan Speech Therapy: Review + Giveaway

Reviewed by Alison

Speech with Milo: SequencingSpeech with Milo: Sequencing by Doonan Speech Therapy was created by a Speech-Language Pathologist and allows your child to practice sequencing exercises in a fun interactive way using animation to help keep your child engaged with Milo the mouse and his friend Melvin.  The app helps your child to build basic sequencing skills using a field of three cards which show Milo and Melvin performing a task.  The cards are presented in a random order and  must be put in the right order by dragging the images to the correct box (labeled 1 to 3).  Once the cards are in order, an optional animation is provided to demonstrate an actual sequence of events.  Concepts practiced in the app are: storytelling, time (first, middle, last), increased length of speech sentences, grammar skills.

I really liked the interaction of the app and the ability to focus on specific sequences of events using the selection tool at the front of the app.  It also helped my son to name the actions on the card and then practice them like “Washing my hands.”    The app also allows you to turn on and off text below individual photos which can help with reading skills and getting the cards in the appropriate order.  These electronic cards are a huge improvement over the paper cards, plus they allow your child to get real-time feedback and a video showing the sequence allowing for improved learning.

I would love to see the developer add additional sequences which include: buckling my car seat; packing my backpack (or school bag); putting on my jacket and the like as these would be perfect for kids going to school and allow them to practice the sequencing with a positive visual reward. Having a “hint” function if a child gets the card in the wrong spot multiple times might be helpful as well if they do not seem to understand the sequence.  It would be nice if there was a “teach me” mode and an ability to save the data so you could use the app with multiple children especially if you are a SLP using this with your caseload.  Having the ability to adapt the app to younger children with simpler sequences would be helpful as well.

This app would be a great addition to your electronic library if you are tired of carrying around those paper decks of cards, want an interactive way to demonstrate sequences or want to help your child improve their storytelling skills.  Doonan Speech Therapy is part of the Moms with Apps collaborative of family friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

Doonan Speech Therapy is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3,4-7,Parents
Categories: Special Needs, Vocabulary

Category: Special Needs Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Cost: $2.99 Speech with Milo: Sequencing - Doonan Speech Therapy(69.3MB)
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The Gift from Persian Cat Press – Review

Reviewed by Alison

The Gift: An Interactive...The Gift: An Interactive Storybook from Persian Cat Press is a beautifully illustrated with water color illustration as an  e-book or as they call it an “i-story”  which features interactivity on every page.  Persian Cat Press worked with a company called  Paire Creative to help build the interactivity into the app.  The app concept to actual development took two years, according to a recent interview with Jos, one of the developers at Persian Cat Press.

I really loved the watercolor illustrations in this app along with the story line of the little boy finding the baby girl washed up on the shore.  Each page has a different interaction which allows the child to read and understand the text through a variety of actions within the app.  I also liked that the points of interactivity varied, so each time we have read the book it’s been a new opportunity to interact and understand the story.  The  Oomorals bring a unique perspective to the story as they help the boy understand how to take care of the little girl.  The story really feels immersive and interactive each time you read it and we are constantly finding new facets of the app each time that we look at it.

I did find the navigation to turn the page was a little bit cumbersome especially when you are new to the app.  Once you get used to it, the navigation gets easier as you find all the different points of interaction within the page.  I would suggest to the developers that perhaps they have a “how-to” section for parents just in case they don’t understand how the navigation and circle secrets work throughout the app. In addition, a “lite” version is available which can help you understand the app and story line if you wanted to try it out. The lite version can be accessed here for the United States and here for Australia.

This app would be a lovely addition to your electronic library especially for children who love to interact with the books and love looking at beautiful artwork.  Persian Cat Press is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative of family friendly developers.  The Gift has promotional pricing this weekend $3.99 US versus $6.99 and I’d encourage you to pick it up while it is on sale.

Category: Kids Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Cost: $3.99 US through 04/09/12 then returning to $6.99 US The Gift: An Interactive Storybook - Persian Cat Press AUS The Gift: An Interactive Storybook - Persian Cat Press (84.7MB)

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SimpleSort by Kids and Beyond – Review & Giveaway

Reviewed by Alison

SimpleSortSimpleSort by Kids and Beyond is a great way to practice skills for your preschooler such as sorting and counting in a interactive way that will have your child begging for more!  Join the Clever Clouds as they help your child to pick out two buckets of objects.  The objects are then “spilled” by the Clever Cloud and it is up to your child to help them get back to the right place.  Your child needs to drag the object to the appropriate bucket and clean up the mess.  The app features both a timed and un-timed version which you can pick and choose depending on if you want to make it a race, or if you are really playing for fun and learning opportunities.  We tried it both ways and once my son understood the concept of the game, we started using the timed version.    You can sort as little as two buckets or up to six buckets at one time depending on how advanced your child is in sorting.  This app is also available in English and Spanish.

I liked that the app allowed you to sort and categorize various objects.  I don’t think that he realized that he was learning about sorting at the same as playing the game while trying to get objects to the right place.  I also liked the variety of the various objects which ranged from nature themes, sports, animals and transportation.  We also added in the option of counting each of the objects prior to putting them into buckets to enhance our counting skills.  We have also used the skills learned in this app to sort things in real life as well by making it a game of, where does this object go and the skills translate nicely.

I wished that there was a “help” feature explaining why an object didn’t go in a particular bucket especially after multiple tries.  My son would at times think something belonged in one bucket when it did not and get fixated on trying to get the bucket to accept it.  I would just prompt him to try the other bucket for success.

We previewed this app on the iPad and there is also a universal version as well.  If you are looking for a fun app to help your child learn without realizing it, SimpleSort might be a great one for your preschooler’s app library.  This app is great for practicing fine motor (dragging) and categorization (early math) skills.

Category: Education

Requirements: SimpleSort for SmartPhones Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Cost: $0.99(49.8 MB) SimpleSort for SmartPhones - KidsAndBeyond, LLC. AUS SimpleSort for SmartPhones - KidsAndBeyond, LLC.

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Cost: $0.99  (60.1 MB) USA SimpleSort - KidsAndBeyond, LLC. AUS SimpleSort - KidsAndBeyond, LLC.

 

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Planes by Oceanhouse Media – Review

Reviewed by Alison

Planes - Byron BartonPlanes, a universal app was written by Byron Barton was published by  Oceanhouse Media and Harper Collins is a wonderful way to introduce your child to a variety of planes ranging from seaplanes to crop dusters and jet planes.  Objects within this interactive book move with a touch of the finger allowing your child to move around the people in the plane, move the clouds and landing the seaplane.  The app features  word highlighting during the read it to me mode, animation and movable objects as well as background audio for each of the scenes within the book.  The navigation in this book app is via arrows, not a swiping motion due to  the movable objects within the pages.  Children can practice naming the objects in the app, flying the planes, moving the clouds and listening to the narration.

Our favorite part was flying the jet plane – it came in very handy during a recent flight.  My son really enjoyed taking all the people from their seats and putting them into the cockpit.  We enjoyed each of the animations and finding all of the items that could be moved and reading the text while listening to the sounds.  Parents could use this app to practice vocabulary with their children as well as helping them understand the different sounds and functions of each type of plane. The narration and storyline flowed nicely and the animations/activities were a great complement as well.

In a future update, I would love to see the cockpit so that children could pretend to fly the plane using the various controls.

Overall, this app was very well done, this app is best suited to children who are toddlers and older with a special aim at preschoolers.  Check out the video demo below to see the app in action!

Category: Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
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Fast Free Five! #9

What is Fast Free Five?

Fast Free Five is a collection of five quality apps from various genres that I have taken the time to find especially for TheiMum.com readers. I have installed the apps mentioned and recommend them. They are not ‘Lite’ versions, they are full versions that are free for a limited time only so you’ll need to be fast if you want them at the reduced price. These apps are were free at the time of publishing this article but are subject to change at any time. Always check the price before downloading. If you like these apps, be sure to share this post with your friends. Enjoy!

GubeGube by Shacked Software (Education) – Gube provides parents with a catalog of pre-screened, moderated, and safe yet fun YouTube videos. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Cost: AU$4.49 Free! Gube - Shacked Software (14.3MB)

Dinosaurs -by Rye Studio™Dinosaurs by Rye Studio™ (Education) – Introduces kids to 30 different dinosaurs and all kinds of dinosaur knowledge. Features 3D effects and 360 degree angles. Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Cost: AU$5.49 Free! Dinosaurs -by Rye Studio™ - lv miao (212MB)

iDraw familyiDraw Family by iPhoneGamesDev.com (Education) – iDraw Family revolutionized painting experience with your children in a totally interactive ever seen. Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Cost: AU$1.99 Free! iDraw family - iPhoneGamesDev.com (3.3MB)

My Silly Faces: Monster Edition!My Silly Faces: Monster Edition! by Simon Snail (Entertainment) – Choose from 10 different monster characters in full color then mix and match all their faces. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Cost: AU$1.99 Free! My Silly Faces: Monster Edition! - Simon Snail (14.1MB)

The Story Of Little Red Riding Hood HDThe Story Of Little Red Riding Hood HD by XIMAD (Books) – This wonderful interactive book includes ten beautifully illustrated and animated scenes. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Cost: AU$1.99 Free! The Story Of Little Red Riding Hood HD - XIMAD (23MB)

Let your kids discover the magic of digital video w/ Video Baby for iPad

20111214-155325.jpg[prMac.com] Australia based – Redfox Interactive, an emerging web and mobile development/ design firm, has today announced the launch of Video Baby 1.1 for the iPad and iPad 2. This free child oriented video app brings thousands of child friendly videos to children’s finger tips via an intuitive interface that makes the world of online video accessible to anyone. Video Baby allows users to browse, view, and organize videos, providing endless fun through a vibrantly colorful, dynamic package. Newly updated to fix a number of minor bugs and improve overall operation, Video Baby version 1.1 is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for Free in the Education category.

Built around a vast collection of high quality child-friendly videos from around the Internet, this app transforms the task of navigating and watching video clips into an activity so simple even toddlers can enjoy it! Video Baby has the power to teach young children the basics of interacting with digital media while providing them with a dynamic online-enabled video collection stocked with content that in-and-of-itself can prove educational. Simply put, it’s an educational portal disguised as a recreational app. From your favorite cartoon episodes to educational content and more, Video Baby has something for everyone and then some.

The app is geared towards children and censored as such, ensuring that children never get ahold of video inappropriate for their age. For children and parents interested in an enhanced experience the app includes upgrades that can be unlocked via in-app purchase as well. Its never too early to get your children acquainted with the wide world of digital media, and with Video Baby the introduction is so seamless and entertaining that you might find yourself taking in a bit of the action as well!

Device Requirements:
* iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Video Baby 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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