11 reasons why you'll love PlayKids!


If you have a 2- to 8-year-old, PlayKids may soon become your little one’s favourite play and learn app. Why?

1. Nr 1 app in 25 countries

If other families love it the world over, chances are yours would love it too!

2. Emmy-winning content

Some of the world’s top content creators, plus experts from the University of Stanford and MIT all contributed to the big library of songs, games and videos.

3. Local content

You’ll find Jungle Beat and Lollos in there, plus local songs in the sing-along section.

4. Tonnes of content

No chance of your pre-schooler getting bored, with thousands of videos, games, stories and activities, with more added every week.

5. 4 apps in 1 bundle

PlayKids actually has 4 different apps, all of which are accessible through the main app:

  • PlayKids: The “home” app with great content for kids under 5, including local content
  • PlayKids Stories: A library of virtual books, with a read-to-me option
  • PlayKids Party: Games for kids from 6 to 8
  • PlayKids Learn: Read, math, art, life and create sections for kids from 6-8

Download all 4 but register for access to all four apps.

6. Great, engaging characters

From Disney characters to cute ones exclusive to PlayKids.

7. Age-appropriate

You can create profiles for your different kids, so each can interact with content targeted at their age (between 2 and 8 years) and development level.

8. It’s safe and ad free

Accredited with a KidSafe Certificate, the app and all content is completely safe, with no pop-up ads or inappropriate videos in the feed.

9. Available offline

Download the videos, stories and other content so your child can watch it offline. A story or video would typically take 10 to 15 MB of data and would download within 10 to 20 seconds on a 4 Mbps line. Download a batch of content over wifi and go to settings to turn off cellular data, so you never have to use your mobile’s data package! You can even switch off high-quality video in settings, to save time and hard drive space on your device.

10. English or Afrikaans interface

You can change the language of the app’s interface by going to Settings/Language and changing it from Afrikaans to English (or Portuguese or Japanese!).

11. Affordable

For the price of a Happy Meal, your kids can spend quality time on screens, learning maths and science, improving reading skills, and being entertained by top songs in various languages.

Limited content on all 4 apps: Free

PlayKids Premium (in-app subscription): R59,99 per month for all content across all 4 apps. You may sign up for a 7-day free trial.

Where to find it:

Available at Google Play and Apple App stores.

PlayKids was developed by Movile and is brought to South Africa by Parent24's parent company, Media24 and 24.com. 

Do try it out and let us know what your kids like and don’t like. Send your comments to chatback@parent24.com and we may publish them.

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