Google’s YouTube video service is easily the top place to see all of the latest and greatest video content. But it’s not exactly an ideal location for kids to explore by themselves.
A new app is looking to change that, though. Aptly named YouTube Kids, Google designed the title from the ground up with children in mind.
The kid-friendly design is easy to navigate and allows children to view channels and playlists in four different categories: Shows, Music, Learning, and Explore.
It also focuses on providing family-friendly content from a huge number of sources like Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, National Geographic Kids, and many more.
Here’s a quick video about the app. Click here if you can’t see it.
The parental settings are also a wonderful idea. A built-in timer can limit children’s screen time. Parents can also limit children to viewing just the curated videos by turning off the search functionality.
YouTube Kids is a universal title designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
As a father of two young children, I’m thrilled to see YouTube Kids arrive for the iPhone and iPad. Both my son and daughter enjoy watching the wonderful kid-friendly content on the service, and I’m glad they can do that in an environment designed for them.
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