What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ameba TV offers a range of unique programming for kids, viewable online or through devices like Roku, Google TV, and Xbox 360. Parents can easily further customize exactly which shows their kids can watch by creating profiles for each child. It's a nice mix of educational and entertaining programming with no commercials or product tie-ins, which can be hard to avoid on network television.
What kids can learn
- cultural understanding
Responsibility & Ethics
- embracing differences
- making wise decisions
- respect for others
Engagement, Approach, Support
TV shows and cartoons feature familiar characters that appeal to young kids.
Learning is mostly passive as kids watch the educational TV shows in a variety of genres. However, with ad-free programming that can be hand-curated by parents, kids are more likely to see content that meets their particular learning needs.
Parental controls enhance learning. If parents carefully select shows with their kids in mind, Ameba TV can be a useful way to cement important developmental milestones or classroom learning.
What's it about?
AMEBA TV is a website featuring educational and entertaining TV programming for kids age 2-12. Set-up is similar to other video sites like Netflix and Hulu, except Ameba TV allows parents to choose the shows available to make sure their kids are watching age-appropriate, enriching programs. Parents can even set up multiple profiles for different age kids. Ameba has a wide variety of ad-free videos for kids to enjoy, including music, nature, historical, and just plain fun TV. Subscriptions cost $3.99 per month and include a free, one-week trial.
Is it any good?
Ameba TV offers a well-curated compilation of unique programming for kids that includes over 100 shows to choose from. From the laid-back, hip song stylings of Gustafer Yellowgold to classics like Gumby and Casper the Friendly Ghost, there's something for every kid to appreciate.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the benefits of watching quality television shows; what makes a TV show good?
Families can also talk about how to choose which shows to watch based on kids' interests; kids can safely make their own choices within the Ameba TV offerings.
Just because programming is kid appropriate, doesn't mean there should be no limits to how long kids stay glued to the tube. Check out our article "How to Set Screen Rules that Stick" for tips on setting screen-time limits.