Kideos

 
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Handpicked selections offer best videos from around the Web.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Most videos approved for viewing are classic shows and episodes from shows that have proven track records for positive messages for kids, such as Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss, and The Muppet Show.

Violence & scariness

Some superhero videos may be too intense for the youngest viewers.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

No ads, but some videos are from for-profit media giants such as Disney, Baby Einstein, and others.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

You can choose to register for the site or watch videos without registration.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Kideos is a safe place kids 2–10 can find preapproved, age-appropriate videos to watch online. With an easily navigated interface, this site is simple enough for older kids to use with little supervision.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

KIDEOS is a safe, stocked place for kids to find and watch their favorite TV and movie characters online, without their parents worrying that they may stumble upon inappropriate content. Each video has been screened by a team of parents and educators, although parents should still decide for themselves whether the age range for each video is appropriate for their kids. The videos can be found by age range (0–2 through 9–10), characters, or theme as well as by searching; you can share videos you like with others as well as send the site links to child-appropriate videos for them to consider posting. Hundreds of short videos featuring well-known characters make this a site you and your child likely will return to time and again for a quick video break.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why it's wise to limit the way your kids search for content, especially videos, on the Internet. Get tips on limiting screen time.

  • Families also can discuss how much television is appropriate at different ages and stages, especially the youngest group listed on Common Sense, 0–2. Read Common Sense Media's Babies and Toddlers Media Tips.

Website details

Genre:Video Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 3 and 8 year old Written byMathWiz55 December 23, 2009
 

Great site for kids of all ages!

Both my kids (ages 3 and 7) love the site and I'm confident leaving both alone with the site as its both trustworthy for me and entertaining for them!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written bybrown_eyed_girl March 26, 2010
 

Kid friendliest videos in one easy site

Fun, safe alternative to YouTube. All the kid-friendly videos on the web collected in one easy to navigate site. Both entertaining and educational videos abound. Older kids may not be impressed with the music & videos for preschoolers, but parents don't need to worry about kids stumbling across inappropriate material. There are some videos which are TV commericals (eTrade talking babies) and I don't agree that all the viral videos archived on the site are appropriate for all ages (baby dancing to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" - cute baby but those lyrics? seriously?) but so much safer than YouTube.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 5 year old Written bymegandmarsh December 12, 2009
 

Great place to let kids try out the Internet

this site is great -- i feel totally confident letting my kids click around on here by themselves.
What other families should know
Great messages

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