She was really into the mysterious hand that opens toys (Fun Toyz Collector)...
That wasn’t too bad, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was when she got hooked on these two families. These two families document everything and post it to YouTube. (The Shaytards and Daily Bumps).
I told her she had to quit watching them, which always led to her reply, “But, Dad, they are so nice.” About a month ago, I just took the app off her iPad. She was pretty upset and kept asking about it. Of course, I lied and told her that Apple broke the app and they were fixing it. I thought she would forget about it for a couple days, but she never did. About once a week, she would ask me to call Apple and see if they could fix it. Then last week YouTube dropped the YouTube Kids app. This app became my iPad savior.
My daughter was excited and thrilled when I put the new app on her iPad, and of course, she told me I am the best dad ever...again.
Here are a few features you may like in this app.
When looking at the home screen, The interface is easy for kids to manipulate. The icons at the top navigate to the following:
Kids can click on this link to see recommended videos. Example - If you watch a video of Olaf singing, it may recommend you watch a video of Anna singing. This option can be removed by turning off search.
When you click on this icon it displays YouTube shows. Example - Nerdy Nummies ( check it out if you haven’t)
YouTube Radio is the next icon. Example - Kidz Bop
Clicking on this icon will shift to learning videos. Example - Khan Acadamy
If you would like to explore other types of videos click on this icon. Example - Play Doh videos
In the bottom right corner of the screen you will see a little padlock icon. Click on that to get to the parental settings. You can turn off the default sounds, remove search, and also set a timer. The timer will end your YouTube session after the selected time.
Here is a video of the app in action.