I have some happy news, some of you may already know this as I have been testing for a while.. but youtube have a KIDS APP.
no, I’m being serious, a freaking KIDS APP.
Do you know how much joy this brings me to tell you all, I feel like I am sharing an awesome parental secret. No longer can your children stumble across an awful recommended video that makes your feet run quicker than your body and as you slide along the floor snatching the phone from your little innocents eye view you X that offending video and then have to deal with your little one, now crying, probably also tantrumming because they have no idea what they did wrong and now feel punished.
I am assuming if you are a parent lost to youtube like I am, you are likely to have done this at at least one time during a youtube session you have allowed your mini to embark on.
Well, Youtube have now given us a solution. ‘TELL ME NOW’ I hear you cry, well I know you already know because I sort of dropped the whole point in the first 3 sentences but I find it hard to keep a secret when I’m excited y’know.
So what doe the youtube app do, it allows your little one to see only video’s that are within their age range, if you were so obliged to you could even turn the search option off. I have left this on however and really find great joy in knowing my boys can search for their favourite family friendly you tubers and TV characters knowing that no horrible outcomes will come out of it.
Youtube know that every family is different, so they’ve included features that let us grown-ups tailor the YouTube Kids experience for our family’s needs. Settings are found behind a grown-ups-only lock where you can turn off search for a more restricted experience or set a built-in timer to let kids know when it’s time to stop watching so you don’t have to.
To make this app even sweeter it now means that I am totally happy to allow the boys to hook my phone up to the chrome cast so they can watch the videos that make their heart happy. And also allow me to do half hours sorting of my household before they destroy it again.
Seriously parents of youtube, if you haven’t already, I definitely recommend you to get this app for your own piece of mind.
Even better. This app is FREE.