Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TV That Caters to Kids (With a Kidoodle.TV giveaway - CLOSED)

I think most parents agree that we don't want our kids to watch a ton of TV, especially when they are toddlers and preschoolers. But when you are Mom, housekeeper and cook all wrapped up into one harried package, a few age-appropriate TV programs sure do come in handy.

My kids and I had the opportunity to try out Kidoodle.TV recently. It's an online, streaming video service for children ages 12 and under. From a parent's perspective, Kidoodle.TV has several key advantages over regular television programming. Number one is that all of the content is for kids. So there's no fear that your child is going to watch anything inappropriate.

On top of that, Kidoodle.TV has no commercials, so your child isn't going to come down with a case of the "wants," a syndrome that often results after exposure to lots of advertisements for flashy toys. Kidoodle.TV's brightly coloured, easy-to-use interface allows you to create customized profiles for up to 5 children.

You can choose content based on your child’s age or on a show-by-show basis. Time limits can also be placed on viewing through the secure Parents Room, allowing you to balance the time spent on Kidoodle.TV with other family activities.

My son has really been enjoying watching all of the National Geographic options on Kidoodle.TV. He is fascinated by the real-life stories about space, nature, science and wild animals.

My daughter's favourite show to watch so far has been The Game of Life, a game show based on the popular board game.

Kidoodle.TV is also beneficial to families on the go. We were able to use the service on our recent visit to Niagara Falls, thus avoiding the cost of renting expensive movies on the hotel TV. We also didn't have to pack DVDs! Best of all, there are no sibling disputes, since each child can watch their own programs! At only $4.99/month, I think Kidoodle.TV is a convenient and affordable option for families.

Enter to win one of three iPad Minis!

Visit the Kidoodle.TV Facebook Page to enter to win one of three iPad Minis and a 1-year subscription.

Try Kidoodle.TV for free

Check out the Kidoodle.TV website where you can learn more and subscribe for your first 14 days for free.

Get 25% off a 1-year subscription

Kidoodle.TV is offering Woman in Real Life readers 25% off a 1-year subscription. Use discount code MCC25. Code expires June 30, 2014.

Invite friends and earn credits

Use your personal invite link found in the Parents Room under the Earn Free Months tab and receive 4 weeks free (no credit card required) instead of the regular 14 days. Every time 4 of your friends accept your invitation as a new subscriber to Kidoodle.TV, you will earn 1 additional free month on your account.

Win a free 1-year subscription

Kidoodle.TV is giving one lucky Woman in Real Life winner a 1-year subscription for free! Open to residents of Canada (excludes Quebec). You may enter across many blogs, but can only win on one. Enter using the rafflecopter below until April 20th.

What was your fave TV show as a kid?

Disclosure: I am part of the Kidoodle.TV blogger program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. I dont remember ever watching tv as a kid. I do remember watching Tom and Jerry. My brother and I loved that show.

  2. I was a fan of Fraggle Rock.

  3. I had a lot of favourite shows lol. Fraggle Rock, Digimon, TMNT lol

  4. I loved the Smurfs! Thanks for the giveaway.