KiddZtube app adds teacher-written quizzes to YouTube videos

Stuart Dredge
Sep 21, 2017 · 2 min read

Lots of pre-school children are watching videos on YouTube, with channels for this age group among the most popular on the service. Now a new app called KiddZtube wants to inject even more education into that experience.

Its developer Magikbee has worked with teachers to create short, fun quizzes based on a selection of popular pre-school YouTube videos. Children using its app can answer the questions by tapping on buttons that use symbols rather than words.

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“Parents can control the amount of time kids spend on the app. An added bonus is that mom and dad can monitor the app analytics to track their child’s progress and video preferences,” explains Magikbee in the App Store listing. “As all the content is selected and curated by real-life teachers, the app is completely safe for kids to browse.”

It’s a good idea, although it’ll be interesting to see if YouTube itself picks up on the idea at some point, and uses it for its own YouTube Kids app. You can imagine Amazon doing something similar on its tablets for children, while video-streaming app Hopster has been blending educational games and videos ever since its launch.

Anyway, if KiddZtube appeals, give it a look: it costs £4.99 for iPhone and iPad, with an Android version due to launch soon too.

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