Kids entertainment service PBS KIDS has announced that its PBS KIDS Video for iPad App is now available on the App Store. It gives families free, streaming access to more than 1,000 videos from top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! series.
Kids will have fun learning reading, science and other subjects with beloved characters from THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT, DINOSAUR TRAIN, SUPER WHY, SID THE SCIENCE KID, SESAME STREET, WILD KRATTS and more.
“Like all of our content, the PBS KIDS Video for iPad App is specifically designed with kids in mind, with features that are easy for young children to navigate and with content that supports curricular goals,” said Lesli Rotenberg, senior VP, Children’s Media, PBS.
“Our content helps kids build skills to prepare them for success in school and in life, and we know that parents are seeking apps for their children that are both fun and educational.”
The PBS KIDS Video for iPad App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at http://to.pbs.org/pbskidsvideoipad.
The app features tools for parents such as:
- Access to local PBS station TV schedules
- Additional information about TV series, including intended age and learning goals
- The ability to download related educational apps and TV episodes directly from the App Store and iTunes
- Marking series as “favorites”
- Sharing videos via email, Facebook and Twitter
In a recent survey conducted by PBS, more than 70 percent of parents reported allowing their children to use their iPad, and stated that they had, on average, eight apps on the device specifically for their kids.
More than 40 percent of children of the parents surveyed play on the iPad at least once a day. The apps they play are not only for entertainment; 90 percent of parents say that “educational value” is the most important criteria when choosing an app for their kids.
PBSKIDS.org is a leading kids entertainment site.