I’m sure many fellow iPhone Moms out there who will agree with me when I say that internet safety is a huge concern these days. It is scary to let your kids use internet browsers or even video sights such as YouTube because you just can’t control what they will be exposed to. PlayCorner TV takes some of that worry away. The ingenious developers of this app have created a wonderful and innovative way to give children some control over video choices in a very safe and controlled kid-friendly environment.
Basically, this app is a compilation of kid-appropriate YouTube videos that can be accessed with a tap of their finger. The videos are arranged in a grid formation with a picture of the featured character or subject in a square. For example, videos about dinosaurs can be found by tapping the box with the picture of the T-Rex. There is a wide variety of videos that range from educational videos about Stranger Danger, animals, occupations to videos of their favorite characters like Handy Manny, Little Einsteins or Elmo. Some videos are full-length episodes and some are 2 – 3 minute video clips. Every video I watched was wonderful, but there are parental controls that you can utilize if you do want to block a certain video or report a video you deem inappropriate.
I absolutely LOVE this app and what it provides for my kids. It is a relief to me that I can send my kids to a place to “browse” for videos where I feel confident that they will never see or hear anything harmful or inappropriate. I love the kid-friendly format that makes it easy for ALL of my children to scroll through and find the video whey want to watch. I have found that it is a great way to pass the time while I grab a few groceries or make lunch. The one thing I would caution parents of is that this is a video-viewing app, so a stable wireless internet connection or 4G cell phone signal will help this app perform better. To the developers of PlayCorner TV: a heartfelt THANK YOU from this iPhone Mom for taking steps to make the digital-age safer for my children!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.