**Disclaimer: I participated in a Blog Blast program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kidoodle.TV. I received a promotional item and a free trial as a thank you for participating.**
My kids don’t get a lot of television time–generally, if they are watching, it means that I need to take a shower, make dinner or take a phone call that involves them staying quiet and occupied for 15 or 20 minutes. Because I am not always in the room, I am more likely to set them up with a show on our DVR than with actual live tv, because I don’t want something to appear on the screen without my having pre-approved it. Featuring an easy-to-use user interface and a nice amount of appropriate content (My kids were excited by Curious George, Madeline and Strawberry Shortcake while I was totally taken in by Inspector Gadget), the Kidoodle.TV app is a great solution for those in-between tv times. Within the parent control settings, there is age category filtering and title selection and de-selection, which makes it possible for a parent to customize content for up to 5 kids and to set time limits on viewing–once the alloted time is up, a pop up message simply tells your child that their viewing time is over. I particularly likes the time limit shut-off option, because the app was not at all swayed by children’s whining 🙂
My biggest complaint is that the service is streaming based, which means that you need to be connected to the internet to watch and that it is currently only available in the U.S. and in Canada.
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