Technology Tuesday ~ Zoodles

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Zoodles is a great tool to keep your youngsters from accessing applications you don’t want them to go into. I have it installed on both hand held devices and my Computer. The kids love it and know that’s where their games are. All 4 kidlets each have their own user with age appropriate games for each user (you can add additional installed applications to each user). It has worked well for us over the years. I highly recommend it.

The following information has been taken from the Zoodles website

The Zoodles Story

The idea for Zoodles was born while Mark watched his 4-year-old daughter, Abbie, struggle while using the computer. He wondered why kids were constantly trying to adapt to computers rather than having the computers adapt to them. After talking with dozens of other parents, it became clear that they were all equally frustrated with the experiences their children were having online.

While parents universally believed that the computer could help their kids learn, they just didn’t have the time or resources to scour the web and find any of this fun, educational content themselves. Additionally, parents wanted more say over what their children were doing online. Without trusted content, they really didn’t want to open up the whole, sometimes scary, web to their young kids.

Mark decided it was time to build a safe, fun, and educational online experience for kids that also gave parents the information and control they wanted. After discussing the idea with his friend, Rich, they decided to form a company to build Zoodles.

Since then, the team has grown to include incredibly talented engineers, educational experts, and creative designers who understand how to build simple interfaces for kids. The team is excited to be working on a product that can change how children learn while giving parents an active role in the experience. We hope that you enjoy Zoodles as much as we do!

Kid Features:
Zoodles Apps (for every device)
Zoodles has an app available for your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android. We help them have fun learning while keeping your device safe.

Personalized Play
Every child has their own personal Playground, which they can access just by clicking on their picture.

Child Friendly Interface
Our simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently. No more URL bars or crazy navigation bars.

Age Appropriate Content
All our content adapts to your child’s age and skill level, so they are always playing and learning at the highest level.

Games (Fun and Educational)
Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing so your child never gets bored.

Videos (Fun and Educational)
Our educational videos cover a wide variety of fun topics, like dinosaurs, counting, geography, and more.

Foster a love of reading in your child by giving them digital storybooks that have been read to them by loved ones.

Art Studio
Kids can create their own unique drawings, without the mess or hassle!

Video Mail
Video messages from family are sent straight to your child’s Playground, a great way to stay in touch!

Parent Features
Parent Dashboard
Visit the Parent Dashboard to learn about your child and customize Zoodles to meet your family’s needs.

Child-Centric Navigation
Focus on one child at a time as you learn about their interests and customize their Playground.

Helpful Insights
See the sites and subjects your child’s been spending time playing and learning in.

Content Ratings + Reviews
Every game has been played through in its entirety by our team of educational experts, and rated on how engaging and educational it is.

Promote Subjects
Promote games teaching the subjects that matter most to your family.

Parent Play-Along mode
For parents that like to play by their child’s side, Parent Play Along mode gives you full access to sites and more freedom to guide your child’s experience

Record Stories
Choose from classic stories and record a reading for your child. Great for distant family members.

Art Gallery
All your child’s drawings are automatically saved to an art gallery where you can share them with friends and family.

Family Connect
We help family members stay in touch through Family Connect, where kids and family members come together!

Set Time Limits
Control how long your kids can play with the Zoodles Play Timer.

Limit Violence
Our comprehensive rating system gives parents superior control over how much violence their children are exposed to.

Block Sites and Characters
Remove games from your child’s Playground that annoy you because of a particular site or character.

Add Sites
Add in your family’s favorite sites or services, so everything your child needs is inside Zoodles.





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