Thank you to Fooz Kids for providing me with an All-In-One pack to review. The opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint.
Landon can use my iphone. He is three-years-old and has known the words internet and iphone for awhile now. Landon also has his own portable DVD player.
Brigham plays with a mini laptop that says words like e-mail and blog. Oh boy, are we in trouble.
It’s a strange realization that Landon is better at phone game apps than his mommy or daddy. But that’s not even what is most strange. It’s the reactions from other parents of toddlers and preschoolers who nod their heads in agreement and have their own stories to tell about their child’s phone and/or computer use. It boggles my mind considering this was not an issue for our parents when raising us. But today we have a lot of extra issues to worry about. Like internet safety.
And I gotta be honest, after some of the things I’ve seen and heard on the internet? I’m concerned that my boys might run across something their little eyes should never see.
Oh boy, are we in trouble. Or maybe not thanks to Fooz Kids.
With a colorful background that all kids will enjoy and many of their favorite kids shows at their disposal, a parent can feel free to do the dishes or a load of laundry without worrying what their child might find while surfing the web. And you know what? There are no advertisements in between shows! I don’t know about you but I hate all those commercials my kids have to see while watching their precious Caillou episodes.
With Landon being three, it’s not too much of a worry yet because I can lock the computer away. But this will definitely come in handy when my kids enter school and are on the computer doing homework. As your child grows you can change the content you want them to see. Right now I have it set to ages 2-4.
It’s very user-friendly for both kids and parents. I created an account online, chose age-appropriate games, websites and videos that I am okay with Landon seeing. I download FoozKids to my computer and log on with MY username and password. And he can use the mouse to scroll through and find what he wants to do! It’s fun and quite amazing actually. I may or may not have watched a Barbie cartoon after getting it all set up =)
The best part is when Landon is done with what he’s doing he can’t log out. I have to log him out. This means he can’t get to anything else on the computer including the world wide web. Whew! That’s a big relief for me.
You’re in luck! When I was at the BlogHer conference I ran into a Fooz Kids rep who gave me four USB drives that allow you to access Fooz Kids for free for one month. If you’d like to win one Fooz Kids USB drive please leave a comment telling me what worries you the most about your kids being online.