Having been a Sky customer now for over 21 years I have my favourite channels that I would be lost without and I know the kids feel the same when it comes to their favourite programmes. I am not one of these parents who limits screen time as I think it can play a big part in development for children if used correctly.
The girls both have a tablet each, upon which they have their favourite games and apps downloaded. We were delighted to be asked to try the Sky Kids App to see how they both got on with using it themselves.
If you are a Sky customer with the Sky Kids pack, you can download the app for free and have all of their favourite tv programmes in one place. Plus it means it frees up the tv for mummy to catch up on The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair!
The set up was really easy, you download the app and it gives you the option of setting time limits etc. The girls got to pick their own buddy who stays with them while logged in and it is good to know that there is a sleep mode too, meaning I could set it to go off at a certain time and start again in the morning. This means of course they don’t stay awake all night watching programmes, but also means that it will be ready for them without having mummy log in for them before she is ready to wake up – i know a lot of parents who would be happy with this!
Personally I love the diversity of the shows available, Amelia is 4 so really loves Fireman Sam and Blaze & The Monster Machines, where as Evie, 8, loves Sam & Cat and The Thundermans. You can even choose which channel you want to watch if you can’t decide on which programme, there are 17 channels to choose from, everything from Nick Jr to Disney Channel and Cartoon Network!
I love the fact there are LOTS of episodes of each programme and not just one or two. It looks like I’m not the only one who gets sucked into a good box set, with over 5000 different episodes of all their Sky favourites I can see this being an App the girls will use time and time again.
Another great feature is that you can download episodes and keep them for up to 30 days to watch when you have no connection. Great for when you are out and about or in a no wifi area, once the episode is watched it will be deleted within 48 hours.
Overall, we are very impressed with the Sky Kids App and would highly recommend it to everyone (especially parents who need 5 minutes peace!)
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