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PBS Kids Video

IUTA Score
9.5
Price: FREE

PBS Kids VideoThe PBS Kids Video app by PBS Kids is a great way for your kids to be able to watch their favorite PBS series anytime and anywhere!  This app is packed with over 1,000 videos from numerous different series your children are sure to love.  Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sid the Science Kid, Word Girl, Arthur, Martha Speaks, Wilson and Ditch Digging America, Oh Noah, Fetch with Ruff Ruffman, Chuck Vanerchuck, The Electric Company, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab and Wild Kratts are all part of the line up!

 

PBS Kids VideoI watch my two-year old nephew every Tuesday.  I drive to pick him about in the morning, and I bring him home that night.  It’s about 45 minutes one-way, so that makes for a lot of time in the car for that little boy and twice that time for me.  I downloaded PBS Kids Video to see if he would like it.  He had never seen Curious George before using this app, and he LOVES it!  He is happy and content the entire ride!  I was getting him ready to head back home one Tuesday night, and he said happily, “Can we see George again now?”  I love that he’s happy during the car ride, instead of being frustrated that he’s “trapped” in his car seat, but I hate that he’s excited to go!

 

I definitely recommend PBS Kids Video for anyone with a toddler who needs a little entertainment at inconvenient times.  If you’re not familiar with PBS, the shows are very good!  They teach kindness and education!  Definitely, great things to instill in a little one!

 

iTunes lists PBS Kids Video’s features as such:

CHILD-SAFE
The app provides a safe, child-friendly viewing experience for all ages. Kids can easily browse and watch videos at home, on the road, or anywhere with a 3G or WiFi connection.

NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEEK
Every week, the app will introduce your child to a new “Weekly Pick,” a set of fun educational videos that will engage him or her in reading, science, math and more.

PARENT RESOURCES
The app also includes features that parents can access by sliding the “i-bar” to the right:

  • Access your local PBS station TV schedule.
  • Tap the heart icon to add a show to your child’s favorites list.
  • Share videos via email, Facebook or Twitter.
  • Learn more about a TV series, such as intended age and learning goals.
  • Download related PBS KIDS apps.
  • Buy shows from iTunes or PBS KIDS Shop.

GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS
The PBS KIDS videos may only be viewed from within the United States. This is due to restrictions on PBS’s license to offer this service.

ABOUT THIS APP
PBS KIDS Video is a key part of PBS KIDS’ commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment—wherever kids are. More PBS KIDS videos may also be found online at pbskids.org/video. You can support PBS KIDS through the selection of other apps and TV shows available in the iTunes Store.

This app was designed by PBS KIDS and developed by Three Pillar Global, Inc.

Users experiencing a problem in which the app is stuck on the loading screen can fix the issue by following these steps:

  • Go to the home screen on your device
  • Double tap the Home Button to open the list of background apps
  • Press and hold on the PBS KIDS Video app
  • Press the red X to quit the app

 

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PBS Kids Video

IUTA Score
9.5
Price: FREE