Parents' Guide to

Noggin Preschool Learning App

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Subscribe for fave shows; might want more parent control.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Borderline unethical subscription plan

Not worth it, impossible to cancel subscription. I first cancelled my subscription, but was still charged because you have to delete your account. I did that and was still charged and had to dispute the credit card charge.
age 2+

5 stars for the old app, but the new version is TERRIBLE.

The old app (about 3 years ago) had everything that my kids loved from the Noggin channel. Moose and Zee, Oobi, and the Upside-Down Show were all favorites in this house! When I went to reinstall the app for my youngest, I was shocked to see that all of the Noggin shows had been taken off completely, and replaced by obnoxious toy-commercial characters from Nick Junior's new shows. It was just depressing. Why even call this the "Noggin" app anymore, if you guys have already deleted all of the Noggin shows and put mindless "Buy Our Toys!" shows like Paw Patrol in their place??

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

There's definitely some excellent content within the app, but the functionality and user experience can still improve. Regardless of whether you love or hate the featured shows, there are quite a lot of big names here, and young kids are bound to find something they like. Classics like Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues, as well as relative newcomers like Franklin and Friends, offer high-quality preschool fare. The addition of the interactive elements is a nice feature so that kids can take a more active role instead of only passively watching. The activities touch on your typical preschool learning themes, but sometimes do so in creative ways. And kids who are really into a particular show or character will appreciate being able to play games with them.

The major downsides are a confusing presentation and a complete lack of parental controls or customization options. Noggin Preschool Learning App is huge, with lots of content presented in a crowded menu that's almost guaranteed to overstimulate and overwhelm young kids. Content is mixed together so much that it's hard to find what you want. For example, there's no way to filter for whole episodes versus short clips, so it's impossible to distinguish between a clip that'll take a couple of minutes and one that will last half an hour. And parents have no options for customizing what their kids see, or for controlling anything other than how much memory downloaded content can take up on their device (which, by the way, you'll need a lot of). The bottom line: If parents and kids feel that they can wade through these usability issues, they will probably find content they like.

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