Parents' Guide to

Kids Videos & Songs kiddZtub‪e

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Safe video viewer with curated videos and quizzes.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Free to try Education
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Awesome! Makes video watching safe and interactive

Like other families, we have a lot of concerns with Youtube, because our kids get easily exposed to inappropriate content. When we found this app we started to see that the experience was completely controlled, safe and as a bonus, the app asks kids questions about the videos, making it also interactive. Kids love it. Definitely recommend it!

Is It Any Good?

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The idea of creating a safe space for young kids to view video content is great and has lots of potential, but this collection doesn't always deliver on content quality. Many videos are original Kids Videos & Songs kiddZtub‪e content that unfortunately just aren't all that impressive. Some content is downright odd, such as one video that tells the story of Irma the inflatable mattress who suffers at the hands of a boisterous young house guest. After calling the child a "terrible kid," she partially deflates when he isn't looking, injuring him to teach him a lesson. Given that, the selection is quite large, though the main menu will easily feel overwhelming for little kids. And, especially with the autoplay that automatically loads video after video, kids can easily get sucked in to watching one mediocre-quality video after another. Parents do have some control, though. They can select a library of content for kids to access in the favorites section, and set daily viewing limits. The idea of incorporating a short quiz after the videos -- as the developer says the app does -- is also great, but the quizzes don't seem to actually be paired with any videos. Instead, quizzes are on their own in a separate menu. The quizzes also are either too easy for most kids in the target range, too complex for little ones, or just don't make any sense at all. In one, kids are asked "Where is the chair?" and are expected to use an arrow to point in the direction of the chair. Another asks what a character is doing and has kids choose from icons that are not at all clear. Though the developer claims that teachers handpicked all the videos and made the quizzes, it's hard to understand why teachers would create quizzes like this for young kids. But quality aside, it can be helpful to have a collection of filtered content without including any overt advertising in the mix. There's a lot of room for growth here, but it may still fit the bill for parents who don't want to shell out big bucks for a subscription service but still want their kids to have a reasonably safe video-viewing experience.

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