4 Reasons Why Nature is Important for Your Children!

May 24th, 2017

There’s not much better than a day outdoors with your family. It’s a great way to get fresh air, be active, and connect with your children. But recent studies have shown that there are very real benefits to getting back to nature. While hiking up into the mountains or out to a forest is seen as an excellent way to experience those benefits, you can even get them in the city by going to a local park, a backyard, or a green space in your neighborhood. As parents we wanted to give you four reasons why getting back to nature is...

3 Ways to Have a Winning Long-Weekend BBQ!

May 18th, 2017

Long weekends during the late spring and summer months are the perfect excuse for a backyard barbeque with friends and family. Hosting a BBQ is a great way to catch up with friends, enjoy the outdoors, and eat some amazing food. With a few simple tricks you can change a standard BBQ into a winning long-weekend BBQ! We’ve put together three tips to make your long-weekend one to remember. 1. Theme your BBQ! Add an razzle dazzle to your backyard BBQ and choose an interesting theme. Adding a theme adds a layer of fun and a unifying element to the...

4 Ways to Embrace the Force this May the Fourth!

May 3rd, 2017

May the Fourth has quickly become an international day to celebrate everything Star Wars. A play on the words, "May the force be with you", fans across the globe now celebrate May the Fourth as a holiday by dressing up, having movie marathons, playing Star Wars related games, and attending Star Wars events. To get you inspired to join the fun, we’ve gathered four out of this world ways you can celebrate May the Fourth with your family. From our Kidoodle.TV family to yours, “May the fourth be with you!” 1. Use the Force - Make a pool noodle light sabre There’s nothing more...

9 Fun Activities to do with your Kids on a Rainy Day!

April 26th, 2017

“April showers bring May flowers” but what do you do when those May flowers seem so far away? Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your kids inside. Knowing that something good is just around the corner doesn’t always make the tough times easier but who’s to say you can’t add some fun to those tough times to get through them? With that in mind, we’ve come up with nine fun activities for you to do with your kids on a rainy day. 1. Create an indoor treasure hunt. Hide a treasure (or treasures) somewhere...

4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

April 19th, 2017

At Kidoodle.TV, we take Internet safety pretty seriously. We’ve built our platform to let parents feel at ease with the content that little ones can access, letting kids be kids. But we know that there are many ways for families to access content elsewhere and not all of it may be safe. Recently, we’ve been seeing cartoons online that seem to feature known characters but as the episodes play on, the content becomes inappropriate. This article describes a recent experience from a parent. Hearing stories like this inspired us to share four ways to keep your kids safe online. 1. Watch...

Getting Crafty at Easter

April 11th, 2017

Bunnies, eggs, and chocolate, oh my! That's right, it's almost Easter and our houses are buzzing with excitement. At Kidoodle.TV, we love to find ways that allow families to spend time together, especially if it involves being crafty or creative. We put on our design caps and created some fun coloring sheets and crafts for your family to enjoy. Keep reading to see all of the printables we've rounded up... Candy Cone Collecting chocolate Easter eggs and other candies is usually a highlight for most kids, so we’ve created an Easter treat holder. But this isn’t just any old treat holder......

5 Fun Uses for Family Moments™

April 4th, 2017

Here at Kidoodle.TV, we’ve been creating more than “just an app”. Sure, you can access great children’s content on your smartphone or tablet, but you can also extend that access across multiple devices. Another feature that we feel adds benefit for your family is Family Moments™. This innovative feature allows you to add your own family videos to the Kidoodle.TV profiles and even share them with friends and family via a secure link. Here are five fun uses for Family Moments that you and your family can try today. 1) Connecting with family Many families don’t live in the same city (or...

Free Will’s Jams Coloring Sheets For Your Family!

March 28th, 2017

Our friend Will Stroet is the star of Will’s Jams and was recently nominated for a Juno Award for Children's Album of the Year! We're extremely happy to have him as part of Kidoodle.TV and to celebrate, we're sharing some official Will's Jams  coloring sheets, perfect for the whole family. Simply click on each picture below to launch a printable pdf in a new window. “Our Hero, Will!” Will Stroet (the guy with the beard) is the star of Will’s Jams. He’s always got some great tunes for your family.   “All Aboard!” Hop on board the Will’s Jams’ train for a one way...

6 Reasons Why Theatre is Great for Kids

March 21st, 2017

Whether it’s sports, music, art, or another activity, as parents, we want to support our children's interests. Different hobbies offer children different benefits. The performing arts are a great way for young people to meet friends, build self-confidence, and learn about literature. In honour of World Theatre Day (March 27th), we pulled together six reasons why participating in theatre is great for kids. 1) It builds empathy & compassion Theatre portrays many different types of people with many different types of lives. Observing the unique ways people experience life allows us to get a better understanding of what other people go through and helps to...

3 Saint Patrick’s Day Activities for Your Little Leprechauns

March 14th, 2017

You don’t need Irish luck to have fun on Saint Patrick’s Day. Try these fun activities with your family this March 17th! 1) Discover a rainbow Rainbows are synonymous with little leprechauns and pots of gold and they provide a great theme for some St. Paddy’s fun. You can also use the topic of rainbows as a way to teach some science! That’s right, rainbows are great introductions to the color wheel, the light spectrum and other fun science themed crafts. Little Bins For Little Hands has some great activities that are perfect for children eager to know more about the scientific world....