Children TV is an iPad video app that’s been designed with children aged 2 to 10 in mind. It is filled with an assortment of videos that appeal to children, and it is meant to reinforce early foreign language skills as well as provide an entertaining cross-cultural experience for both children and their families.
The app contains more than 800 videos that are pulled directly from YouTube. Videos are typically cartoons, and include both English and foreign language offerings in nine different languages, from Spanish and French to Korean and Russian.
Unfortunately, there are no subtitles given for foreign language videos, so there’s no way for parents to help children understand what’s going on in videos. There are, however, quite a few filters, so you can locate only English videos and videos that are designed for specific ages.
As a warning, this app does contain a few videos that are controversial. For example, it has clips from Little Black Sambo, which is a cartoon that was banned in the United States after it was released for its racial stereotypes. Personally, I would not want my child watching such a cartoon and I am surprised that the developer would include it. The app also includes religious videos, which may be a turn off to some potential customers.
If you’re willing to overlook that, this app does have a lot of content that is great for keeping children entertained on car trips or in the doctor’s office. Here’s a sample of other available videos: ANTZ, Woody the Woodpecker, Funny Little Bunnies (Disney Symphony), Puss in Boots, The Tortoise and The Hare, Strawberry Shortcake, and The Berenstian Bears.
In total, there are more than 800 videos available, with an interface that should be simple for children to navigate. If you’re interested in purchasing this app, you can buy it from the App Store for $0.99.