NOGGIN - Preschool shows and educational videos for kids

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Subscribe for fave shows; might want more parent control.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn social skills and develop verbal skills by watching preschool-appropriate television programming, which includes live action and animated shows and features book characters, other cultures, and musical content. In addition to just watching, kids can interact with shows to perform small learning-related tasks like measuring that create a more immersive experience.

Ease of Play

Easy to navigate with lots of verbal direction and encouragement.

Violence & Scariness

In Robot and Monster, the characters endure some bumps, crashes, explosions, knocks, and dismemberment, but there's no lasting injury.

Sexy Stuff

Also in Robot and Monster, an oversize female character's most noticeable features are her disproportionately gigantic breasts, which are often accentuated by the graphics on her shirts. Not surprisingly, she's the object of multiple crushes from the guys around her, including Robot and Monster.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Noggin - preschool shows and educational videos for kids is a subscription video-streaming service for preschoolers that features shows from the former Noggin channel from Nickelodeon. The monthly subscription is tied to the iTunes account of the subscriber and is accessible on any device tied to that account but not for family-sharing. Streaming can be restricted to Wi-Fi only in the parent settings, and closed captioning is available within the shows. All the content is preschool-friendly; Robot and Monster is the only content that might raise eyebrows since it has some cartoon violence and a busty female character who is the main attraction for the other characters. There's also a section that features Spanish-language content. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymialong25 July 30, 2018

Customer service should be ashamed

The app is great but I would not recommend if you want to get a hold of customer service. They refused to give my money back over a mistake and pretended like t... Continue reading
Adult Written bykkkklooo October 17, 2018

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What's it about?

Kids can stream episodes of shows from the former Noggin network with a monthly subscription via NOGGIN - PRESCHOOL SHOWS AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS FOR KIDS. Shows include Little Bear, Franklin and Friends, Pocoyo, Robot and Monster, and more with dozens of episodes and multiple seasons of each show. The music section includes dozens of music videos from several shows, including Yo Gabba Gabba and The Fresh Beat Band. When kids finish a show, the next episode begins automatically, unless parents opt in the settings to automatically replay episodes. As of 2017 some shows contain embedded, interactive content so that, as kids watch, the show presents them with a task that moves the story along.

Is it any good?

Navigation is totally preschool-friendly, with an easy spinning wheel of shows for kids to choose from and large icons for each episode. Extensive content is included with multiple seasons of some shows on Noggin - preschool shows and educational videos for kids and new content promised to be added weekly. It's missing some of the parental controls that other kid-centered streaming apps include, such as the ability to set screen-time limits or restrict some programs. It also may be the only place to find some classic Nickelodeon favorites such as Blue's Clues and Ni Hao Kai-Lan. The addition of the interactive elements is a nice feature so that kids can take a more active role instead of only passively watching.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the shows kids have watched on Noggin - preschool shows and educational videos for kids: What happened in each show? What was your favorite part?

  • Talk to kids about the lessons the characters learn about friendship and sharing.

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