“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.”
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If you're like me, you enjoy some of the movies and television shows out there for kids, but you'd rather others just went ahead and jumped off a bridge. Am I right? For me, the challenge right now is not getting distracted by whatever I'm doing while the TV is on, and letting Serenity just sit there staring at it for hours on end. And as she gets older, I'll want to be able to control what she watches as much as how long she watches.
So I'm pretty intrigued by KidoodleTV...
The Parents Room allows you to select which shows your child is allowed to watch, and to set up profiles for up to five kids. You can filter shows by age group, and/or you can turn individual shows on and off, to customize each child's show line-up.
KidoodleTV is still in beta testing, and they have tons of great features still to come. I'm personally very happy that they will soon include the feature to set time limits for each profile, which will help me as a busy work-at-home mom keep track of how long my toddler has been watching Sesame Street, without having to remember to obsess over the clock. They also have a nice - and rapidly growing - selection of both entertaining and educational programming available, and the entire service is ad-free!! Because if there's something I dislike more than forgetting how long Serenity's been watching a show, it's hearing her pretty little lips demanding some new word a commercial taught her. #gag
One of the up-coming features that I'm super excited about is that KidoodleTV will be available for use on tablets and smartphones. We just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for work, and I'm looking forward to being able to let Serenity use it to watch her shows when we're at conventions and trade shows, without having to worry about her getting into anything I don't want her watching. So far, her favorite show available in beta is Busy World of Richard Scary. I used to watch the previous Richard Scary incarnation on VHS as a kid, and it's nice to be able to share that memory with her.
Try KidoodleTV for FREE, and be entered into a drawing for one of ten tablets, or one of ten year-long KidoodleTV subscriptions, when you sign up for your free trial no later than December 31st, 2013!
Sign-up is super easy and quick, just go to KidoodleTV.com and follow the onscreen directions. You will not be asked for any payment info until after your free trial expires, and there is no obligation to buy (though you'll probably want to, and at $4.99/month, it's a steal).
In addition to checking out KidoodleTV's website, you can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Disclosure: I signed up for a free trial of KidoodleTV as part of a Blog Blast program through Mom Central Consulting. In addition to the free trial that everyone qualifies for, I will receive an additional promotional item as a thank you for telling you my honest thoughts on this service. We only promote things we use ourselves, and believe our readers will enjoy, and we only share our honest opinions with you, good or bad. Our opinions may differ from those of others.