kid friendly http://frendlypresents.com/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 21:02:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://frendlypresents.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/default1-120x120.png kid friendly http://frendlypresents.com/ 32 32 Kid-Friendly Kindle Content Guide https://frendlypresents.com/kid-friendly-kindle-content-guide/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 19:23:17 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/kid-friendly-kindle-content-guide/ If you’re looking for a way to provide your child with some kind of device for educational purposes, whether it’s a tablet or an e-reader, chances are you want to limit what they in fact. This is where Amazon Kids comes in. But what is Amazon Kids? Keep reading to learn everything you need to […]]]>

If you’re looking for a way to provide your child with some kind of device for educational purposes, whether it’s a tablet or an e-reader, chances are you want to limit what they in fact. This is where Amazon Kids comes in. But what is Amazon Kids? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the service.

Key points to remember:

  • Amazon Kids gives parents greater control over their children’s devices, including the ability to set educational goals.
  • Amazon Kids+ is a subscription service that provides commercial-free radio stations and over 20,000 age-appropriate books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, apps, and games for kids ages 3-12.
  • Kindle for Kids and Kindle Paperwhite for Kids e-reader models come with a free one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.

Amazon Kids, formerly known as Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, offers an add-on subscription service called Amazon Kids+. It gives parents greater control over their children’s devices and content, and provides access to a vast library of age-appropriate books, audiobooks and more.

  • Amazon FreeTime is the former name of Amazon Kids Plus. The former has been phased out, but Amazon Kids Plus still contains all the features that Amazon FreeTime used to use.

  • Basic Amazon Kids is free, but unlimited access to the selection of educational and kid-friendly content on Amazon Kids+ costs $4.99 per month, or $2.99 ​​per month for Prime members. Kindle Kids e-reader models get a free one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.

  • You can access Amazon Kids by downloading the app on a supported device.

What is Amazon Kids?

Amazon Kids is software compatible with Amazon devices, such as a Fire tablet (read our Amazon tablet comparison to learn more) or Kindle, as well as Amazon Fire TV Stick and Amazon Echo, as well as devices running Android , iOS and Chrome OS. It allows parents to adapt and control the user experience so that it is more suitable for children.

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You can download Amazon Kids from the Amazon App Store, Google Play Store, and iOS App Store.

Parents can set educational goals, such as a certain number of pages to read in a given time period, as well as daily limits on how long the device can be used. By linking your child’s Amazon Kids account to yours, you can share content with them from your Amazon library.

Amazon Kids can also be used to make announcements remotely on supported Echo devices and to make video calls with you or other parent-approved contacts.

Parental control

Besides these settings, there are a host of other parental controls you can enable from the Amazon Kids Parent Dashboard. These include web browser filtering, blocking specific web pages, disabling app purchases, and reducing ad interactivity.

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The Parent Dashboard lets you access and control your child’s profile and device.

What is Amazon Kids+?

Amazon Kids+ is a monthly subscription service that gives you access to additional kid-friendly features and content. If you purchase one of the kid-oriented Kindle models, such as the Kindle Paperwhite for Kids or the standard Kindle for Kids, the device comes with a free year of Amazon Kids+.

Monthly Monthly (Premium) Annual Annual (Premium)
Single child plan $4.99 $2.99 N / A N / A
Family plan $9.99 $6.99 $99 $69

If you buy a regular Kindle or use another type of device, the service costs $4.99 per month for a single child, after a one-month free trial. However, Amazon Prime members get a discount, bringing the cost down to $2.99 ​​per month.

If you want to enroll more than one child, the Family plan offers unlimited access to the app for up to four children. This plan is a bit more expensive, at $9.99 per month or $99 per year, but Prime members get a discounted monthly rate of $6.99 (or $69 per year).

Amazon Kids Subscription Prepaid Plan

An Amazon Kids+ subscription is quite affordable and offers parents and children a bunch of age-appropriate content.

E-books, TV shows and educational apps

Essentially, Amazon Kids Plus provides a child-friendly environment with different types of content such as books, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows as well as educational apps and games. There are over 20,000 titles in these categories, all suitable for ages 3-12.

Amazon Kids Membership Content

Amazon Kids divides its content into three age groups.

These thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, and videos include favorites like PBS Kids, Disney, Nickelodeon, sesame street and more.

Final Thoughts

That brings us to the end of our Amazon Kids guide. Overall, the service is a great way to expand children’s access to educational content with the peace of mind that parental controls provide.

If you’re considering buying an Amazon device for your child, be sure to check out our Kindle model comparison to find out which version is best for you. You can also check out our Fire tablet vs Kindle comparison to see if you prefer a full-fledged tablet over an e-reader.

What did you think of our guide? Do you agree that this is a useful service for parents who want to provide educational content for their children? Do you think there is something we missed? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for the reading.

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Child Friendly Lambeth will host a fun event for children and young people in Windrush Square, March 19, 2022 – Brixton Buzz https://frendlypresents.com/child-friendly-lambeth-will-host-a-fun-event-for-children-and-young-people-in-windrush-square-march-19-2022-brixton-buzz/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 14:07:21 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/child-friendly-lambeth-will-host-a-fun-event-for-children-and-young-people-in-windrush-square-march-19-2022-brixton-buzz/ As part of Lambeth’s partnership with the UK Committee for UNICEF’s (UNICEF UK) Child Friendly Cities & Communities programme, the council is hosting a fun and exciting event for children and young people in Windrush Square, Brixton, from 12 p.m. at 5 p.m. on March 19, 2022. Join us for our exciting event! This event […]]]>

As part of Lambeth’s partnership with the UK Committee for UNICEF’s (UNICEF UK) Child Friendly Cities & Communities programme, the council is hosting a fun and exciting event for children and young people in Windrush Square, Brixton, from 12 p.m. at 5 p.m. on March 19, 2022.

Join us for our exciting event!

This event is one of many that Child Friendly Lambeth will organize and/or participate in this year. Child Friendly Lambeth will have a stand where we will share information about the programme, distribute merchandise and ask children and young people what their priorities are for the borough.

There will also be steel pan, musical theater and Portuguese singing performances, activities – including marble runs and trash robots – and much more, so come say hello and have fun! Everyone, especially children and young people, is welcome!

Some partners of the program will also be present to animate stands:

  • BIG CHILD
  • Lambeth Youth Council
  • Express Health and Wellness Bus
  • Lambeth foster carers
  • Well Center NHS colleagues
  • Libraries and archives
  • Palace for life
  • The Bureau of Silly Ideas

How can I get involved?

We’ll be at Windrush Square in Brixton from 12pm to 5pm on March 19, 2022, so drop by and explore all the exciting things we have to offer. We would love to see you and hear your views.

If you can’t make it but have lots of ideas for how we can make Lambeth even more child friendly, you can visit our website: lambeth.gov.uk/childfriendly and contact us at childfriendly@lambeth.gov.uk!

What is a Child Friendly Community?

Lambeth Council wants to make the borough one of the best places in the country for children to grow up To achieve this, we are working with the charity UNICEF UK to become a child-friendly community.

A child-friendly community is one where the rights and voices of children are respected and where many more people and organizations help children and young people to be safe, healthy, happy and thrive.

It is important that we listen to children, young people and local communities to understand what is important to you and how Lambeth can become more child friendly.

We want to give young people the opportunity to influence decision-making while raising awareness in the borough of children’s rights.

Some Lambeth children and young people have made a video to find out more about the program, which you can watch here.

Cllr Ed Davie, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

“We are really delighted to welcome this brilliant event in Brixton and I look forward to showcasing all the talent of the children and young people of Lambeth.

“We are really looking forward to involving all of Brixton’s communities in this event and many more as we make our way to a UNICEF child friendly community in the UK. Be sure to come to the event at Windrush Square on March 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.to share your views and talk to the brilliant team.

“We really hope you can make it happen and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can make Lambeth even better for children and young people to grow up in. See you soon!”

Fiona Connolly, Acting Strategic Director of Children’s Services and Executive Director of Adult Services at Lambeth Council, said:

“We are proud of the successes of Children’s Services and look forward to hearing the thoughts and ideas of young people in the borough in order to continue to improve our offer to children and young people.

We hope that this program can continue to reflect our desire to put children and young people at the heart of everything we do while ensuring that young people and children in the borough know their rights, feel heard and can influence their future.

“We invite everyone to come to this exciting event which is just one of many we plan to host. We are really looking forward to moving the program forward together based on what the young people have told us that they want and what is important to them.

You can see more about the kid-friendly Lambeth website

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Kid-friendly outdoor dining in the DC area https://frendlypresents.com/kid-friendly-outdoor-dining-in-the-dc-area/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 16:02:01 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/kid-friendly-outdoor-dining-in-the-dc-area/ This bustling Navy Yard restaurant wants people to feel like they’re a thousand miles away on an endless summer island. Reggae blasts from the speakers on the heated terrace, while Maydan alums Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison deliver a Caribbean-inspired menu. Sunny sups for youngsters include Chilli Fried Chicken, Macaroni Pie and Crispy Conch Fritters. […]]]>

This bustling Navy Yard restaurant wants people to feel like they’re a thousand miles away on an endless summer island. Reggae blasts from the speakers on the heated terrace, while Maydan alums Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison deliver a Caribbean-inspired menu. Sunny sups for youngsters include Chilli Fried Chicken, Macaroni Pie and Crispy Conch Fritters. Moms and dads can take the island vibe to another level with painkillers and margaritas or warm up with a ginger toddy, while the kids can run around the waterfront boardwalk undisturbed person’s meal. 301 Water Street SE; 202-599-4400; bammysdc.com. Entrees $15-$22.

If you have a splurge-worthy occasion coming up — like a special birthday — consider one of the charming wooden chalets that dot the courtyard of the Four Seasons. Kids will love glamping in the heated microcabins, which are set up like a cozy living room or cozy dining room and can accommodate two to six guests (rentals start at $200 with a minimum of $100 of food and drinks). drinks, and are available until mid-March). Each comes with a Bluetooth speaker, so you can set the soundtrack to your mealtime, and chunky blankets to encourage hugs. There’s plenty of comfort food on the menu – from a trio of duck fat fries and truffled macaroni and cheese to a big steak burger and a jaw-dropping s’more-inspired dessert under a smoke-filled glass dome that’s swept away at side of the table for ooh, aah and Instagram. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202-944-2026; bourbonsteakdc.com. Entrees $36-$148.

This craft brewery on the edge of the Mosaic District in Fairfax is popular with pint lovers and the pint-sized set. A large patio is first-come, first-served, though tables, as well as a fire pit, can be reserved for a fee on Caboose’s website. Executive chef David Rabin offers plenty of kid-specific dishes — grilled cheese, chicken tenderloins, a burger — though more adventurous eaters may be drawn to nori-speckled avocado toast, nachos dipped in cheese and hummus enhanced with harissa. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees, it’s cause for celebration here, as happy hour specials and prices go into effect in the outdoor area for Caboose’s “Crappy Hour.” 2918 Eskridge Rd., Fairfax, Virginia; 703-663-8833; caboosebrewing.com/fairfax-va/. Children’s menu $7-$9; entrees $10-$18.

It looks like spring is already here on the garden terrace of this Penn Quarter restaurant, home to half a dozen private outdoor dining structures dazzled by luxurious floral arrangements. (Holiday-themed arrangements will switch to spring flowers in mid-March.) The all-day brasserie, kitty corner of the National Portrait Gallery, has a kids’ menu with the usual suspects: buttery pasta, grilled cheese , burger. But there’s plenty for more open-minded little eaters on the regular menu, like butternut squash soup rich in coconut milk, roast chicken and an omelet oozing with creamy Vache cheese. 900 F St. NW; 202-788-2800; riggsdc.com/bars-restaurants/cafe-riggs. Children’s menu $9-$12; entrees $19-$34.

Cozy up under one of the umbrella-covered patio tables next to the propane heaters at this memorable “fine-casual” Mexican restaurant in Takoma Park. The kids’ menu includes options for budding vegetarians, such as crispy cheese quesadillas and cheese enfrijoladas dressed in black bean sauce and cashew cream, as well as meatier options. Zero-proof drink choices include sweet and tangy hibiscus agua fresca and silky cinnamon horchata, so toddlers will feel as sophisticated as grown-ups who fend off margaritas at jalapeno and basil. 7056 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland; 301-755-0833; skyo-rojo.com. Children’s menu $8-$12; entrees $12.75-$20.

This Del Rey garden center turned beer garden stays in bloom all winter long. The massive sunken fire pit and heated igloos allow families (and their dogs) to gather despite snow, sleet or rain. Be sure to get there early, because it’s first come, first seated, and people love to hang out. The menu is full of chef Justus Frank’s shareable dishes – from pepperoni dotted pizza sticks and cheeseburger sliders to ice cream sandwiches and salty sweet peanut butter squares. While parents can choose from more than a dozen draft beers and spiced hot cider, kids can feel great ordering a non-alcoholic cranberry-flavored Moscow Mule.

1503 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia; 571-970-2791; thegardendelray.com. Children’s Chicken Nuggets $7; entrees $10-$14.

With a breathtaking view of the hustle and bustle of the quay, the new American restaurant offers both a patio that can be closed in the event of bad weather and an entirely outdoor patio reinforced with heaters. The Grill’s substantial kids’ menu includes grilled pork chops, fish and chips, skirt steak with fries, buttery pasta and more, each served with a drink and dessert. For those who want their little ones to get bigger portions of vegetables at mealtime, there are plenty of plant-based side dishes to complement, such as green beans in pesto sauce, roasted sweet potatoes and spinach with cream.

99 Market Square South West; 202-916-5996; thegrilldc.com. Children’s menu $10-$14; entrees $21-$67.

There’s something for everyone at this Capitol Hill food court — and you don’t have to go inside to access it. Stay outside on the pet-friendly heated patio and use your phone to order from the vendors: braised carnitas tacos with orange soda by Hi/Fi and pizza the way you like it with the kind courtesy of Slice Joint, or the meatballs of Yoko & Kota and decadent sundaes by State Fair. Shelter is home to a carefully curated beer list, as well as solid selections of natural wines and low-alcohol cocktails, while Cameo offers all the caffeine parents could need, plus delicious little treats for everyone. . 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; theroostsedc.com. Prices vary by seller.

It’s a slice of Switzerland on H Street NE. Families can snuggle up on the terrace, where each table is equipped with a heater and Swiss military blankets for extra warmth. To maximize the alpine vibe, order the kid-friendly raclette experience for brunch or dinner (4-12 people; reservations required). Switzerland’s signature cheese is melted at the table, then used to smother baby potatoes and pickles. If you’re going for dinner or brunch, the fondue feast — a bubbling pot of cheese accompanied by bread, potatoes, and pickles — is available without a reservation (minimum two guests). 1324 H St. NE; 202-733-4604; stabledc.com. Raclette experience $35 per person; fondue $27-$30 per person.

Punctuated by a scenic gazebo and a charming bridge, the rolling lawn of this newly opened beer garden – picking up the historic Mrs. K’s Tollhouse – offers a pair of outdoor dining options. On the website, guests can reserve an outdoor fire pit for 2-12 people or a table for 2-8 people on the uncovered patio with propane heaters. Chef Katie Juban offers many dishes that appeal to children: grilled cheese, chicken fingers, pasta marinara and mac and cheese (all served with fruit or fries). End your visit with a DIY s’mores kit that will delight young and old alike. 9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland; 301-704-6653; eatzinnia.com. Children’s menu $10; entrees $15-$40.

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A Kid-Friendly Mode For Twitch Could Generate New Meta https://frendlypresents.com/a-kid-friendly-mode-for-twitch-could-generate-new-meta/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/a-kid-friendly-mode-for-twitch-could-generate-new-meta/ People of all ages can access the internet more easily than ever these days, so it’s no surprise that major websites like YouTube and Tic attract a lot of young users. Kids love browsing websites like these as much as adults, but the age difference comes with a lot of complications. Parents, content creators and […]]]>

People of all ages can access the internet more easily than ever these days, so it’s no surprise that major websites like YouTube and Tic attract a lot of young users. Kids love browsing websites like these as much as adults, but the age difference comes with a lot of complications. Parents, content creators and website moderators all have their own concerns about what kids might find on a site like Twitch, as evidenced by Twitch’s attempts to limit content like hot tub streams. these last years. It also inspired Pokimane to come up with a Twitch filter specifically for younger internet users.

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During a recent stream, Pokimane chatted with his viewers about young Twitch users and suggested that the streaming platform should introduce a special content roster similar to YouTube Kids. Parents would definitely appreciate having a clear list of family channels that their children can enjoy. If Twitch creates some kind of Twitch Kids subsector of its own, however, viewers won’t be the only ones affected. Streamers, both well-known personalities and newcomers to the children’s entertainment side of YouTube, could flock to family Twitch streaming in hopes of capturing some of the Twitch Kids audience in a new meta of streaming.


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A Twitch meta focused on catering to younger viewers seems plausible since something similar has happened on YouTube before. Many very young children get their entertainment from YouTubers, whether those YouTube channels focus on unboxing toys, animations featuring Disney characters, or any other type of lighthearted content. Many content creators have flocked to kid-friendly YouTube content because of audience loyalty; Today, some of YouTube’s biggest channels are top-notch YouTube Kids content, like Cocomelon, which has 128 million subscribers. For these channels, children’s entertainment continues to be lucrative.


This success doesn’t have to be exclusive to YouTube. On the contrary, it seems likely that Twitch streamers could emulate many of the kid-friendly entertainments that are making the rounds on YouTube. Whether it’s hosting live concerts, playing family video games, or doing live craft activities that kids can imitate from home, Twitch could provide plenty of engagement for young viewers, especially if channels like these belonged to a special Twitch Kids subcategory that was easy for kids and their parents to find. With a bit of streamlining by Twitch itself, streamers could find success on par with top YouTube Kids channels.


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While the stars of a theoretical Twitch Kids would likely be new streamers that cater entirely to younger viewers, more streamers could be trying to break into the category. Kids love coming back to their favorite YouTube channel again and again, which means streamers who qualify for a kid-friendly version of Twitch can attract new, loyal viewers by playing Twitch Kids-approved games and creating content. slightly more docile overall. Twitch Kids could also prove invaluable in helping smaller channels become major successes, connecting new Twitch users with channels that match their interests, should smaller channels lean into the Twitch Kids model.


Of course, at this time, Twitch Kids is just a proposal from Pokimane, and it remains to be seen if Twitch itself is listening or has an established interest in supporting a network of kids’ channels. If Twitch made such an attempt, however, many channels would likely jump on it as an opportunity. Trends on Twitch like the hot tub meta and the TV meta tend to shape content created by even the biggest streamers. Twitch Kids would inevitably encourage a trend toward all-ages content that some streamers might pursue to grow their channels. It will be interesting to see if Tic has something to say about Pokimane’s suggestion.

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Stay-at-home dad creates kid-friendly VR game https://frendlypresents.com/stay-at-home-dad-creates-kid-friendly-vr-game/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/stay-at-home-dad-creates-kid-friendly-vr-game/ LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A northeast Ohio dad is creating a kid-friendly virtual reality game based on the designs of his son, who is on the autism spectrum. What do you want to know The popularity of virtual reality has increased significantly in recent years Ohio dad enters the industry with his own creation It’s based […]]]>

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A northeast Ohio dad is creating a kid-friendly virtual reality game based on the designs of his son, who is on the autism spectrum.


What do you want to know

  • The popularity of virtual reality has increased significantly in recent years
  • Ohio dad enters the industry with his own creation
  • It’s based on his son’s drawings

Like many children, Nathan Kildren loves technology, as does his father, Thomas Kildren. Kildren is a stay-at-home dad and VR games have become part of his and his son’s daily routine.

Their favorite VR game is called “Booper, Get Home!” It’s the story of a child who goes to the park one day and gets lost. He embarks on an epic adventure to return home. The best part of the game is that Kildren created it himself.

“As soon as I tried virtual reality, I realized it was something I needed to develop,” Kildren said.

(Children with her two sons, Nathan and Seth)

Nathan is on the autism spectrum and loves art. “Booper, go home!” is based on Nathan’s many drawings. You can watch a trailer for the game here.

“I’ve got a stack of sketchbooks, 18 out of 24, that’s about yay high he’s filled,” Kildren said. “I’m going to take his squiggles and I’m going to use that as a base for dirt or grass or mountains and things like that. And obviously all the characters, all the buildings, the plants, everything else is something he drew.

Kildren recently launched his own one-man game development company called Fletcher Studios.

“Booper, go home!” is his first game. It is unreleased but has already won awards.

“I got an award at GDEX last September for best music and sound design. And at the Cleveland Gaming Classic, an award for most creative,” Kildren said. “I wasn’t very good at sports. , I wasn’t the best academically, so for me to start getting awards so late in life, it’s pretty exciting.”

Kildren has big plans for the game if it takes off, including giving back to autism charities.

“I would like a portion of the proceeds to go towards autism awareness and acceptance,” Kildren said. “And if the game really takes off, I’d really like to create a companion app for parents to use their smartphones, take a picture of their own kids’ drawings, and the app would clip the platform and animate it so that a child can play their own drawing in the game.

And if the game goes nowhere, it’s a bonding experience for him and his sons.

“Twenty years from now my kids might pull out the old VR headset and dust it off and say, ‘Hey, me and the old man, we did this together,'” Kildren said.

Most VR games now revolve around shooting, survival, or sports; not many are suitable for young children. In “Booper, go home!” there is no fight or fight. Instead, play inspires young children to use their imaginations while providing an element of education.

“The fact that someone with autism can contribute, and not just be a disabled person, has things they can add to the world, whether it’s art, music, whether it’s just the thoughts of their head, if they can just put it down,” Kildren said. “That’s something they can also give back. Hey, maybe I can do something too.”

Kildren hopes the game will bring about positive change, not just in the alternate world it plays in, but in the real world we live in.

“I hope this kind of creative effort helps other families come together to help bring people together,” Kildren said.

Kildren is currently looking for angel investors. He needs support and funding to complete and promote the game. He would like Fletcher Studios to move from an independent studio to a micro studio.

“Some things like my companion app, I’m going to have to hire smarter people than me to finish that,” Kildren said. “And obviously just people to help with the heavy lifting in terms of game development, composers, people who can, you know, test my game to make sure it’s working properly, people will give me comments on oh, it’s boring and dull, it’s way too intense and exciting. And just to help make this the best product it can be.

For more information about the game, you can visit here.

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The 9 Best Kid-Friendly Tik Tok Accounts https://frendlypresents.com/the-9-best-kid-friendly-tik-tok-accounts/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/the-9-best-kid-friendly-tik-tok-accounts/ Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up to date with the latest coronavirus news across New York By Maya Laidler The 9 Best Kid-Friendly Tik Tok Accounts TikTok is one of the biggest apps for kids, teens, and adults right now. Especially for kids, TikTok can be a learning platform as well as […]]]>