This post was promoted by Toon Goggles.
I remember thinking that when we had children, we would not allow any screen time.
Then, I had kids.
For our family, we’ve discovered that limited and appropriate screen and tech time works best, but we are also particular about what sites the boys are on. We want to make sure that, when we allow computer time and as we start the learning process on how to work the internet, the children will be surfing safe sites. We’ve used a combination of showing the boys safe sites and in-room monitoring. For us, in-room monitoring means they are learning with us, so it isn’t as much a watchful eye monitoring the content, as much as us interacting together and making screen time a family activity.
One of our favorite sites is Toon Goggles. It is On-demand entertainment for kids.
Toon Goggles is fully COPPA-compliant and is available not only online on normal desktops and laptops, but also on most smartphones and tablets.
Because we travel a lot, we’ve found it really useful. When we’re on a flight that has available WIFI, the boys can have a safe place to browse shows and play games without it costing us a fortune. (Before Toon Googles, one time the games and videos played on a long flight ended up costing more than a coach ticket!) Also, if you upgrade to a premium account you can save your favorite cartoons into a box for offline viewing. So, for frequent fliers and families who take frequent road trips, this may be a great option for you!
Toon Goggles has been created for children of all-ages, but they ask that you review the app or website just to make sure that you are comfortable with what they offer.
The app/website is divided into 6 categories: boys, girls, comedy, action, preschool, and educational. We ignore the gender preferences, but a few of our friends say it is helpful when browsing.
So, be sure to check out Toon Goggles and let us know what you think!