YouTube for Kids

5 Reasons To Download the YouTube Kids App

Letting kids search and watch videos on YouTube would be the last activity I would suggest. However, in February YouTube Kids app was released. Watch the video to find out my five reasons why this is the newest app to add to your device. 

YouTube Kids is available on both iOS and Android devices. Be sure to download and let your kids test it out. That's where the real review comes in. 

Curious on what to watch on YouTube with your family? Try out some of our favorite channels: 

Sesame Streethttps://www.youtube.com/user/SesameStreet

Jim Henson Family TVhttps://www.youtube.com/user/JimHensonFamilyTV

Official Berenstain Bearshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGtFbbGApG0s_8mMuJd-zKg

Disney Shortshttps://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyShorts

DreamWorks TVhttps://www.youtube.com/user/DreamworksAnimation

Thomas and Friendshttps://www.youtube.com/user/thomasandfriends

Reading Rainbowhttps://www.youtube.com/user/readingrainbow

LEGO Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/LEGO

YouTube for Kids now available on Android and iOS


YouTube announced last week they would be releasing the YouTube Kids app which would make it safer and easier for children to find and watch videos on the platform. It's available on both Google Play and the App Store in the US. 

The app features a very playful design with large images and even a built-in voice search to help children search for things they are curious about even if they can't spell or type. You can feel much safer knowing that all videos in the YouTube Kids app is narrowed down to content appropriate only for kids and parental controls are also included:

  • Timer: Control your child's screen time with the built-in timer. Once the timer goes off, the session is over. You aren't the bad guy anymore!
  • Sound settings: Background music and sound effects can be turned off while kids are browsing. 
  • Search settings: You can limit the pre-selected videos available on the home screen or even turn off search completely. 

Check out the video below to get a quick preview of the app! Will you be using this with your children?