As a parent I am fully aware of the dangers of my children playing online. Given their ages [ 6 and 4 years old] they love to spend time watching YouTube videos, and playing online games. The majority of these games come with in built advertisements, or in app purchases, neither of which I am happy about and more often than not they will only work with wifi or they eat up a huge chunk of my data allowance.
I was pleased to learn therefore of a new app and website due to launch soon, Kidscast. Kidscast is designed for children aged 3 years up to 12 years, which means it is perfect for both my girls. It works even when there is no wifi and it does not eat up a chunk of your data. This is perfect for when we travel on the train as their is often a lack of signal!
Kidscast is accredited by UK.CCIS and CoppaKidsafe which gives great reassurance to me as a parent. There are no adverts and no in app purchases. Kidscast is a monthly subscription of £3.99 for this you receive a whole host of activities, games and tv programs, plus every month there is a little extra. Kidscast has been designed to support children as they learn and the app is user friendly and intuitive for children to use independently.
Some of the TV programs you can watch and download from Kidscast are:
Little Monsters is a British animated children's television that ran from 1998–1999 on BBC1. This children’s animated series follows little monsters in their funny and fascinating adventures.
Children's animated shorts featuring a tiny character who lives in a clock in Mrs Witherspoon's house. Only his friend Douglas, a shaggy dog, knows that he is there. A lovely and charming series that children will fall in love with.
Om Nom Stories
Featuring the energetic character Om Nom on the latest adventures, the cute little green monster from Cut the Rope.
Charming British animated series about two children, Robin and Rosie, who have moved with their family to the seaside town of the title in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Beautiful series that is a pleasure to watch and share with the family.
Alias the Jester
The show follows the adventures of a time traveller by the name of Alias and his dog-like companion Boswell. Alias the Jester - A "time traveller bold" as said in the title track. After crashing in the Middle Ages he gets a job as a jester for King Arthur. He also fights crime as the Red Knight, who the wizard Meredith believes he summoned. Boswell - Alias' dog-like alien companion, apparently possessing a fairly high intellect as he is able to understand Alias and take orders. Very entertaining series that’s kids will love!
Creepy Crawlies was a stop motion animation series following the characters on their latest adventures.
Victor & Hugo
The misadventures of two bumbling burglar brothers, tall and thin leader Victor, who's vain and selfish, and short and chubby Hugo, who's silly and fun-loving. Plenty of fun to be had watching the entertaining series.
Sooty is a lovable and innocent British born children's television series. These retro episodes pull on the heart strings of parents across the UK and provide the opportunity to share those special memories with their children too. With Sooty, Sweep and Sue around there is always fun to be had!
Rainbow ran on ITV for 20 years, mostly at lunchtimes. It became one of the highest rating children shows of all time and one of most popular. After over 1500 shows, Rainbow came to an end in 1992, but the show remains a massive success with people of all ages. Originally it was intended to develop language and number skills for pre-school children and feature the iconic characters Bungle, George and Zippy!
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows is a TV series that was originally broadcast between 1984 and 1987, based on characters from Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. Follow Mr Toad and friends on their magical and charming adventures.
In conjunction with Kidscast I am giving away a 6 in 1 Super science kit with a RRP of £34.99. With the 6 in 1 Super Science Kit you will be able to find out how to coloured flowers and how to collect fingerprints, separate mixtures and hot to make bombastic chemical explosions, simulate the formation of a mountain and how to represent an amazing volcano eruption, make a Newton disc and make a working pulley, build your own galaxy and a spacial exploration vehicle.