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Parents Guide to Kid-Proofing Your iPhone or iPad

As parents, we know the importance of preparing for every disaster, no matter how unlikely. That's why it's critical to take certain measures before handing your expensive iPhone or iPad into eager, little hands.

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on Your iPhone or iPad

Screen Time combines parental controls of the past with a few new tools. While powerful, Screen Time can be a little confusing to use. We'll show you how to set it up and unearth just how beneficial it is for parents.

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10 Tips To Inspire Your Child's Creativity

The benefits of creativity for kids seem endless. Thankfully children are born with a natural instinct for creativity. That creativity wanes, however, as they grow older and we expose them to more conventional and structured ways of living.

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Your Child's Screen Time: Everything You Need to Know

So you purchased a new phone or tablet for your child and you're not sure how to deal with screen time. Or perhaps your child is acting out and you're worried the device is to blame. We get it. Parenting in a tech age is a tricky business.

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Manage Your Child's Screen Time With These Creative and Fun Techniques

Sometimes setting screen time rules in the home is easier said than done. Here are some of the most clever and interesting techniques parents are using to manage their child's screen time.

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Does Too Much Screen Time Make Children Addicted to Technology?

How much screen time is too much for children? While there are downsides to exposing your children to excessive amounts of screen time, will too much screen use make your child an addict? The answer may surprise you.

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10 Signs It's Time To Change Your Child's Screen Time and Habits

With the prevalence of technology and new digital content for kids, it's easy to understand why more families are incorporating screen time into their daily routines. Like with everything, though, too much can be a bad thing.

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Amazing Art and Creative Videos for Kids

Inspire your child's creativity with these artsy topics in Jellies! Your family will learn all about famous painters, sculptors, and other artists while touring museums. They'll even get step-by-step instructions on how to create amazing works of art of their own.

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Ferris Wheels, Fireworks, and Carnival Videos

Warm summer days are perfect for enjoying a carnival. Grab a bag of popcorn or a stick of cotton candy, and stroll past the bright lights of tea cup rides and ferris wheels with these festival videos. Your child will watch a carnival built from the ground up and see across town from the top of a tall rollercoaster.

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Educational Videos For Little Explorers

Grab a backpack, a headlamp, flippers, and maybe even an astronaut's helmet before embarking on these adventurous and educational Jellies topics. In these videos, your child will travel to some of the most exciting and interesting places on Earth and in space. Discover what treasures are hidden in our beautiful world.

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Are Digital Assistants Like Alexa Safe For Children?

Do you hear Alexa's voice so often it sometimes feels like you have a new family member? You're not alone. But are digital assistants actually bad for kids? We dove in to deepen our understanding of how digital assistants impact our children's social skills, emotional and cognitive development, and privacy.

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A Day on the Farm for Kids: Farm Animals, Harvesting, and Tractors

Get ready to spend a day on the farm watching chicks hatch, milking cows, and driving a tractor. Watch a team of harvesters slice through the fields of amber grain and baby goats stumble about with glee. You'll get to experience all this and more in these farm-focused Jellies topics.

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Computer Basics, Robots, and Drone Videos for Children

Technology is all around us and getting smarter. What can today's computers accomplish? These playlists introduce kids to robots, drones and remote-controlled vehicles, and computers. They show off what computers can do and get children interested in programming their own fun tech!

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Learn, Practice, and Play! Musical Videos for Kids

These videos explore different types of musical instruments and what happens when they come together for the same tune. Your child will march along with the band, hear the strange sounds of the didgeridoo, identify and listen to popular musical instruments, and sing along to some fan favorites.

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Loads of Kid-Friendly Construction Equipment Videos

We know just how fascinating construction vehicles are for kids. Many of our own children love to watch bulldozers, dump trucks, cranes, forklifts and more dig through piles of rocks and haul heavy equipment. That's why we compiled this list of the most action-packed construction site footage for Jellies.

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Numbers, Math, and Counting Money Videos for Kids

Learn to count to 10, add, subtract, multiply, and make change with these educational topics for kids. We selected these videos to help children practice their numbers at different age groups and curriculum levels. Your child will sing, dance, and build their basic counting and math skills.

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Summer Fun Videos for Kids

Summer is nearly here and to celebrate we compiled this list of Jellies topics that welcome in the new season. In these videos you'll build a beautiful sand castle, listen to two cruise ships battle it out with their horns, cannonball into the pool, enjoy an ice cream cone, fly a kite, and catch a wave. Just open up Jellies and add these topics to your library to get started

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Super Dog Videos! Learn About Agility, Service, and Sled Dogs

Dogs are capable of doing the most amazing things. From jumping through hoops, helping the blind, pulling a sled, and just acting adorable, people train dogs to be versatile and attuned to what their owners need. We compiled a list of the best dog videos in Jellies.

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Football, Soccer, and More Sports Videos for Kids

Grab a corn dog and a big, foamy finger before settling in to cheer on the pros in these sports videos. Watch star athletes and talented kids score points on the high bars, football and soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts. You'll even learn how to play!

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Jellies Earns kidSAFE Child Safety Seal

We take your child's safety seriously at Jellies, and kids privacy and safety advocates agree. Jellies achieved the kidSAFE Seal Program approval alongside well-known kids brands like PBS Kids and Discovery Kids. Learn what this new accreditation means for your family.

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Pets for Kids: Videos of Dogs, Cats, Horses, and More!

Families keep all kinds of animals as pets. In these topics, you'll see cute and cuddly footage of some of the most common pets like dogs and cats, and a few odd animals like hedgehogs and tarantulas. Learn how to care for your pets and even see what they look like in costumes!

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Stars and Space Videos for Kids

Our families are fascinated with space, and your children probably are too. That's why we put together these Jellies topics for future astronauts. Make sure your space suit is secure as you're about to explore our solar system, track a shooting star, and venture farther than ever before.

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Bowling, Beavers, Ferris Wheels, Tow Trucks, and Cheese Making

Bowl a strike, squeeze some cheese curds, tow a tow truck, feed a beaver, and ride a ferris wheel in this week's new Jellies videos for kids! Your kids will love these new videos on bowling, cheese making, tow trucks, beavers, and ferris wheels.

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Fun Kids Activities: Videos For Creative and Active Kids

These Jellies topics are perfect for kids who like to get off the couch and move to the beat or get their hands dirty making crafty creations. Follow the steps in these videos to get moving, draw new things, construct cool crafts, and cook up some tasty treats.

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Swings, Ladybugs, Zoo Life, Street Art, and Creative Cakes

This week in Jellies you'll get to soar on a swing set, lunch with a ladybug, teach a tiger to follow the rules, surprise pedestrians with street art, and cook up creative cakes. You'll find these brand new topics in the "Just Added" section of the Jellies app for kids.

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Toddler Learning Videos: Colors, Shapes, ABCs, and Numbers

What better way to practice the basics than with educational videos for kids! Learn your alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors with the learning songs and games in Jellies. Do your best and have fun while doing so.

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Meerkats, Forklifts, Ice Cream, April Fool's Day, and Auroras

Tickle a meerkat, play a prank on your friends, ride along on a forklift, watch a dazzling display in the night sky, and taste your favorite ice cream. Your child will have a blast experiencing all these things and more in Jellies.

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Under the Sea: Jellyfish, Dolphin, and Shark Videos for Kids

There's a wondrous world under the sea. Learn all about coral reefs as well as sea creatures big and small, including dolphins, jellyfish, and sharks in these videos for kids. What are you waiting for? Dive in!

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Marble Runs, Ranch Life, Pottery, Cherry Blossoms, and Clouds

It's amazing what you can accomplish with a single, tiny marble. This week our new topics will show your kids how to use everyday items to create an exciting obstacle course. Plus: ranch life, clouds, cherry blossoms, and pottery.

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Jellies for Android is Now Available!

We're excited to announce that Jellies is officially available on Android via the Amazon Appstore. We quietly tested it with families over the last few weeks and are ready to make it official. This version of Jellies includes new features and loads more kid-friendly videos.

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St. Patrick's Day, National Parks, Matching, Jump Rope, and Mail

Ever want to catch a leprechaun? Explore our national parks? Practice your matching skills or become a jump rope pro? Or do you want to learn more about what happens to a letter once you place it in the mailbox? You're in luck!

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Look! In the Air! Helicopters, Kites, and More Videos for High-Flying Kids

What's that in the sky? A plane? A helicopter? A kite? A drone? A hot air balloon? With these high-altitude Jellies topics, it could be all five! We made sure to include some of our favorite flying things in the Jellies app for kids.

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Space Exploration, Bobsledding, Spelling, Logging, and Squirrels

Why do we go to space? What does it feel like to race down a chute of ice? What does D-O-G spell? How many machines does it take to cut down a forest? What's it like to live a day as a squirrel? These new videos answer those questions and more.

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Exciting, Extreme Weather and Nature Videos for Kids

Thunder crashes, lightning flashes across the sky, and a twisty tower of wind dances in the distance. Nature can be powerful, beautiful, and a thrill to watch. Watch these thunderstorm, volcano, hurricane, and tornado topics in the Jellies app. We included some rainbow videos as a palate cleanser of sorts.

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Women in History, Cranes, Tumbling, Tennis, and Worms!

Learn about creepy, crawly worms, meet some amazing women in time for Women's History Month, watch tumblers somersault and flip into the air, check out the view from inside a towering crane, and play doubles with some great tennis athletes.

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Safe Sharing Tips for Parents on Social Media

With some feedback from your family and by utilizing some strategies to filter out who can see your updates, you may be able to safely share social media content about your children. We talk about the strategies you should use when sharing about your family on social media.

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Polar Bears, Pigs, Coloring, Coral Reefs, and Multiplication

With International Polar Bear Day and National Pig Day on the horizon, we've packed loads of exciting and educational animal footage in these new Jellies topics. These videos also explore coral reefs, coloring, and multiplication.

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Chinese New Year, Go Karts, Bubbles, School Buses, and Agility Dogs

Welcome in the Year of the Dog with these new Chinese New Year videos in Jellies. Watch dragons dance and hundreds of lanterns slowly rise into the night sky. Other new topics include: bubbles, school buses, go karts, and agility dogs.

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Videos to Kindle Your Child's Winter Olympic Spirit

Is your home abuzz with Olympic excitement? Make this year's Olympics a teaching moment with these fun and educational videos in Jellies. Learn about the Olympics and several winter events like figure skating and skiing.

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Boom! Bang! Whoosh! Exciting Videos for Thrill-Seeking Kids

Does your child love the loud bang of a firecracker or the crash of a wrecking ball? These Jellies topics embrace the excitement of kid-friendly topics like shuttle launches, controlled demolitions, fireworks shows, and rollercoasters.

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Valentine's Day, Butterflies, Balloon Animals, Sing-Along Songs, and Pizza!

We compiled a list of the best arts & crafts projects for kids that will make your family's February 14 special. Also new in Jellies this week: butterflies, balloon animals, sing-along songs, and the world's favorite food.

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Football, Black History, Groundhog Day, Bulldozers, and More!

These five new topics in Jellies will get you ready for the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, and Black History Month. We also added bulldozers on the move and a new topic on what it takes to be a Boy or Girl Scout.

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Zambonis, Art, Service Animals, and the Tennessee Aquarium!

Adventure awaits in these five new topics in the Jellies app. Tour the Tennessee Aquarium, ride along with a zamboni, listen to musical instruments, see some amazing art, and learn about service animals.

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Making Music, Pets in Costumes, Story Time, and More!

These new Jellies topics get kids playing music, writing a sentence, practicing their letters, and listening to a story. Our bonus topic of the week proves that cute animals are even more adorable when they dress up.

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Giving Back, Flash Mobs, and More Baby Animals!

There are five new topics in the Jellies app! See more baby animals, learn how to count money, ride along on exotic trains from around the world, volunteer in your community, and start dancing out of nowhere.

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Bundle Up for These Winter Wonderland Videos

Strap on a snowboard and tackle the tricky mountain slopes. Join a crew of determined snow plow drivers as they dig neighborhoods out of the white stuff. Learn how animals brave the coldest temperatures and all about the snowy continent at the bottom of the world.

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Dino Bones, Elevators & Escalators, Diving, and More!

Here are five new topics for kids in Jellies. These videos will make you wonder what remnants of ancient life are buried in your own backyard. They also teach you about simple math, diving, elevators and escalators, and the world's smallest things.

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Truck Videos That Kids Love!

We knew when we started Jellies that fire trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, and monster trucks would be among the very first topics we'd tackle. Our own kids can't get enough of big truck videos. We think your kids will enjoy this collection of truck videos much as ours do.

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Dog Sledding, Trains, and Fire Trucks Galore! (And More)

We're excited to announce five new topics for the Jellies app for kids! Bundle up for some winter wonderland fun and dog sledding. Learn about the building blocks of life, and enjoy even more videos of fire trucks and trains.

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The Best Autumn and Thanksgiving Videos for Kids

This fall, treat your family to these fun, seasonal kids videos for all ages. The Jellies team added four new, autumn- and Thanksgiving-themed topics to spark your child's imagination and passion for learning.

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Introducing Jellies - The Safest Way for Your Child to Watch Videos

After nearly a year of work, we're excited to announce that Jellies is now live in the App Store. Jellies began because we noticed our children were increasingly encountering inappropriate video content in apps, even apps meant for kids!

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How to Lock Your Child Into an iPhone App

We know that all sorts of bad things can happen when a child exits a kid-friendly app. From reset iOS settings to $200 in accidental purchases, the potential for your child to get into trouble seems limitless. We show you how to keep your child from leaving an app.

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Is It OK If My Child Watches the Same Kids Videos Over and Over Again?

Why do children feel the need to watch the same thing over and over again, and is it something you should be concerned about? We took to parenting websites and published studies to research this common question.

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5 Reasons Not to Post About Your Child on Social Media

As parents ourselves, we understand the desire to share about our families on social media. But how much sharing is too much, and can sharing on social media put children in danger? We look at five, not-so-obvious threats.

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How to Create Your Family Screen Plan

Here are the key considerations you should address when crafting your own family screen plan. We also offer links to interactive resources that make it easier to outline your family screen rules.

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5 Types of Kids Videos to Avoid

It's up to parents to review content and seek out trusted channels before allowing their children to start consuming kids videos. Here's what you may want to steer clear of when selecting what you want your children to watch, and why.

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Are My Kids Getting Too Much Screen Time?

As parents and caregivers building a kids video app like Jellies, screen time is an important consideration for us. AAP gives an idea of how often and for how long families should permit their children to interact with screens like tablets and smartphones.

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What Kids Videos Are Right for My Child?

How can parents like you know which kids videos are best for your children? The question is becoming more of an issue as children have greater access to content on smartphones and tablets.

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How We Select the Right Kids Videos for Jellies

We understand the potential for video content to shape a child's perception of the world and change his or her behavior. In this video our Chief Jelly, Ken Yarmosh, has a parent-to-parent conversation about the types of content we want to avoid in Jellies.

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