It’s been your go-to spot for viral videos and parenting parodies forever–WhatsUpMoms always has you in total hysterics–but these days it seems you and the littles spend more time watching kiddie cult YouTubers Stampylonghead and Disney Cars Toy Club. Take the guesswork out of searching the (neverending, it feels like!) channels for kid-friendly videos with this newly launched kids app.


What it Does:
It’s designed just for little techies. Search playlists in four categories: Shows, Music, Explore and Learning, or search subjects of interest, like trains, DIY volcanos, or other cool content created by teachers, filmmakers and we bet a quick search will find a few of your favorite channels are making kiddie-content too. Kid-fave channels like National Geographic Kids, Reading Rainbow, Crash Course Kids, and Jim Henson TV(fraggles are still so cool!) can be found with a swipe.

How it Works:
Simply download the free app from Google Play or the Apple App Store (it requires iOS 7.0 or later) on your mobile device, enter the code requested and customize the app settings to fit your kid’s screen needs. The large icons, bright colors and easy swiping are geared for little tiny fingers, but cool control features like a timer that automatically ends the session, and the ability to put the brakes on browsing outside the original four categories can put parents at ease—the screen time they do get won’t be filled with mindless videos of cute kittens (why are they so cute?!).

Fun Perks:
There’s more than just entertainment videos on YouTube Kids. Users can bounce around from their favorite shows to music channels like KidzBopKids and Mother Goose Club for a jam session before getting their ommm on over at Cosmic Kids Yoga, all without running into adult content. Parents can also search for family friendly channels like Kid Snippets by Bored TV (adults acting out scenarios created by kids? Count us in!)

Good To Know: This app could be an intro to YouTube’s rumored subscription service!

Available at the itunes store and Google Play for free.

Have your browsed YouTube’s app for kids? Share with us in the Comments!

–Gabby Cullen