Wish they had this when my kids were smaller.
YouTube Kids—an app built with parents and children in mind—is now available to download for free from the Google Play and the App Store.
With larger images and bold icons, YouTube Kids was designed for stubby, little fingers.
And even if your child can’t spell or type, there’s a built-in voice search to help them find videos they’re curious about.
You can browse channels and playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. Search for videos of particular interest, like why penguins waddle on National Geographic Kids, or watch favorites from Thomas and Friends, Wallace and Gromit, and Reading Rainbow. And of course, your kids can watch new series from YouTube channels they already like.
Don Anderson, Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships, YouTube Asia Pacific, said, “As a father of two young children, I’ve had first-hand exposure to the power of video and how it can enrich a child’s life, whether it is through listening to nursery rhymes, or accessing math and science content, or a host of other topics that entertain and engage. YouTube Kids is our first step in reimagining YouTube for families, an experience that gives you a world of video in your pockets, and a world of possibility and knowledge at your fingertips. We’re excited to see how YouTube Kids will better help your family explore, learn, and sing along.”
It’s easy to get started using the YouTube Kids app. When parents open the app for the first time, they’ll learn how to flag videos, control search and sound settings, or set a timer.
Parents have the ability to set their own passcode, and to access settings and other parental information in the app.
To know more about YouTube Kids, click HERE.