5 Video Apps for Kids
In the ever-changing online world, it can be hard to find safe and age-appropriate content for your kids to watch, especially when there is so much content available online. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about what your kids might stumble across on these kid-friendly streaming services.
If your kids love watching YouTube, this app is perfect for them! YouTube Kids only has content that has been deemed family-friendly, but you can also approve or block any content. You can also approve entire collections that have been curated based on topics or your child’s age. On YouTube Kids, you can create customized profiles for each child and set time limits. YouTube Kids is completely free and can be viewed on most mobile devices, smart TVs or computers. For an ad-free experience, you can upgrade to YouTube Premium for $11.99/month.
If you have a Netflix account, then you already have access to this streaming option for kids. Simply create a Kids profile on your Netflix account and your child can have access to a curated collection of family-friendly content. In addition to a library of content, there is also a navigation bar with familiar characters so that your kids can select their favorite shows without having to read titles. Netflix accounts start at $8.99 a month and can be accessed on most mobile devices, smart TVs or computers.
The Jellies app has a library of over 5,200 videos that were created just for preschool and elementary-aged kids. In parent mode, you can select topics that your child is interested in and set time limits. Then, when your child uses the app, then can select any video within those approved topics. The app is completely ad-free and subscriptions are $4.99 a month! You can download Jellies on any Apple or Amazon device.
On the PBS Kids Video app, your kids can watch their favorite PBS Kids shows anytime! From Sesame Street to Daniel Tiger, new episodes are added every Friday. Thousands of other free videos, clips and episodes are available on the app, as well. You can even stream your local PBS Kids station for free without a cable log-in or subscription. The PBS Kids Video app is available on Apple, Google Play and Amazon.
Amazon FreeTime isn’t just for kid-friendly videos, but also books, movies and educational apps! Content is available from brands that your kids know and love, including Disney, Nickelodeon and PBS. Parents can customize the app to set age-appropriate filters and select content based on their child’s educational goals. Plans start at $4.99 for non-Prime members and $2.99 for Amazon Prime members. Amazon FreeTime can be used on any Amazon or Apple device.