Sky Kids App | A world of entertainment for children

December 13, 2018

Life as a parent is somewhat unexpected. Whilst some days feel as though you are living in Groundhog Day, there are others that are thrown into the mix to keep you on your toes. Those days when you are juggling 101 things or they are just not going the way you want them to go. 

Parenting is a juggling act and sometimes we need a helping hand to get through the multitude of activities that must be completed that day. From playing taxi service to sitting on the sidelines during activities. I have an ace up my sleeve for these moments and it comes in the form of the Sky Kids App

Sky Kids App | A world of entertainment for children

Peace of mind for me, a world of entertainment for them

I’ve previously talked about how to get the Sky Kids App, but I wanted to share more about how we incorporate it into our everyday lives. With each of the children having a profile set up, so that they can access the channels and programmes that they love. They have access to a world of entertainment and it gives me peace of mind. Peace of mind that they ate entertained as they sit and watch yet another swimming lesson. That they can pop their headphones on and shut the world away for half an hour. And that I don’t have to worry that they are accessing inappropriate content.

A source of comfort

A few weeks ago Piglet underwent an operation to remove her tonsils and adenoids. Something that we knew was going to happen and needed to happen, especially given the number of times she has been plagued with tonsilitis throughout the past year. 

Whilst I had been told that Piglet would sleep on and off all day following the operation. Piglet decided that sleep was for the weak and stayed awake for the entire day. Not wishing for cuddles, colouring or chatter. Instead, requesting her iPad and Sky Kids app to keep her entertained through the hours of observation. Although I could have felt snubbed that my cuddles weren’t required, however, it was reassuring that she just wanted to lay there and relax watching her favourite programmes.

But I don’t want to watch that

With three children plus ourselves living under one roof, sometimes finding something we all what to watch can be tricky. Whilst we enjoy family film nights together, there are times throughout the day or week when one of us can not bear to watch another episode of Vampirina, Apple & Onion or The Thundermans. These the moments when the children retreat to a corner of the sofa, slip their headphones and watch whatever it is they fancied watching.

Christmas is coming

With Christmas just around the corner, the children will be catching up on all the amazing Christmas episodes from the characters and series that they love. Plus it will allow me the opportunity to complete some of the festive tasks around the house without them attempting to get involved – yes I am that parent who doesn’t let her children decorate the tree in the living room (they have their own trees in their bedrooms that they can decorate).

Winter Wonderland

Sky Kids is sponsoring the ice rink at Winter Wonderland this year! No one likes queuing with kids – so with iPads in the queueing area, mums and dads can entertain their little ones with the Sky Kids app while they wait to skate with festive games, quizzes and their favourite shows’.



Collaborative Article with Sky Kids app and Mumsnet

  • Stacie December 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I wish technology like this had been around when my kids were little. They were young when smartphones just came onto the scene, so there wasn’t anything like this for them. With three kids, it would’ve been so great for them AND for me. LOL

  • Danielle Wolter December 13, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    This sounds like a great idea for kids! My sister has kids and I think she uses something similar for hers.

  • Denise December 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I love being able to entertain kids with an ipad when we have to do “boring stuff.” And headphones are a must–I hate it when parents don’t give their kids headphones I have to listen to their silly cartoons! 😉

  • The Tale of Mummyhood December 13, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    We are just getting around to the kids falling out over what to watch. This app sounds perfect for us!

  • Elizabeth December 13, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Wow! I’ve never heard of the sky kids app! It sounds like such a great tool for parents and fun for the kids too!

  • Brianna December 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I’m so glad your baby made a healthy and speedy recovery from the operation! I’m happy the sky kids app helped your baby through her recovery!

  • Yeah Lifestyle December 13, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I find the ipad so important as well, and apps such as the sky kids app is important for kids to keep them calm while they learn new things on it

  • Chad December 13, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve never heard of this app before! I will definitely check it out, seems so so cool! Thank you so much for the recos.

  • Elaine December 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Sky Kids sounds super interesting. Perfect for parents out there who need to occupy their kids for a moment to tackle some necessary tasks.

  • Alexandra December 14, 2018 at 1:03 am

    I was not aware of this app prior to reading your post. I do not have kids, but I will definitely share this with some of my friends who do – I think they will find it very useful.

  • Romy Schorr December 14, 2018 at 2:47 am

    What a great idea for kids. Sky Kids sounds like a wonderful app to entertain the troops!

  • Nikki December 14, 2018 at 4:37 am

    I don’t have sky kids at downloaded on my sons tablet because he’s been more into baby shark dance LOL but this sounds like a really good app so I’ll have to check it out.

  • Christina December 14, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I like this app. I’d like to learn more about this and will probably share this to my friends too. Thanks!

  • Angela December 14, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I have Sky and it is fabulous indeed!

  • Lyosha December 14, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    the app sounds great for kids esp if you have three of them! I haven’t heard of it before: sounds like a big life changer!

  • Sara December 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    With three small children, I will definitely have to look into this app! Thank you for sharing!

  • Mom Life Optimized December 14, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    It’s always nice to find a good app that the kids will like and the parents know will be safe. It’s so hard to find them these days!

  • Jasmine Hewitt December 15, 2018 at 2:53 am

    i have never heard of this app. we dont do a lot of screen time with our toddler but sometimes its nice to let him be distracted for a few minutes

  • Preet December 15, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I never heard of this app before and this sounds like something that my kids would really love.

  • Kara December 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    We are off to Coombe Mill for Christmas and will certainly be downloading this app to keep the kids entertained

  • Chelsea Leigh December 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve never heard about Sky, but I’m glad it helped your sweet little piglet through her recovery!!

  • natalie December 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    We would be lost without our ipads. We try not to use them all the time but long car journeys, they are a must! Will check out this app.

  • Megan December 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    This is such a great piece of technology! I totally need it to keep peace of mind.

  • CourtneyLynne December 18, 2018 at 4:48 am

    Unfortunately, I do not have sky! but I will definitely be looking into it in the New Year

  • Kirsten Melville January 6, 2019 at 3:36 am

    We love the SKY kids app! It is a life saver

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