Business & Entrepreneurs

West Kirby YouTube stars launch new toddler App

By Emma Gunby at

West Kirby parents Amalie and Christian Hughes who created the successful YouTube channel – Toddler Fun Learning – have launched their very own App.

Toddler Fun Learning, which provides educational videos for young children, is one of YouTube’s most successful channels and has been viewed over 140 million times with 170,000 subscribers across the globe.

Now the digital entrepreneurs are branching out with their own App, which helps parents manage screen time and avoid potential toddler meltdowns.

Amalie and Christian Hughes with their children

Amalie and Christian Hughes with their children

Creating a safe environment for children to watch their educational-led content, the Toddler Fun Learning App allows parents to set a timer for five minutes up to one hour and when that time is up the Goodbye Song plays, with the characters from the channel singing goodbye and telling the child it’s time to go and play.

The App also includes shows such as Gecko’s Real Vehicles which teaches children about important vehicles and the dedicated crew that operate them such as volunteers from the RNLI, or the North West Ambulance service.

The new Toddler Fun Learning App

The new Toddler Fun Learning App

Amalie Hughes, co-founder, said: “Being parents ourselves definitely helps guide us – we create content that we know our kids will love watching and a lot of the ideas come from what our kids are interested in.

“We’ve created the App as we wanted the ability to download videos to watch on the move but also control how much time they spend watching the content.

“Kids are clever.  They know when something hasn’t finished and it causes meltdowns.  No-one wants that, we’ve learnt the hard way with that one, so now other parents don’t have to.”

All of Toddler Fun Learning’s content is made with an educational element and is free to download and includes samples of the Toddler Fun Learning content and the Parental Timer.

For £1.99 per month, subscribers get access to the full library of content as well as including new weekly content, the Adventure Mode which allows them to download videos to watch anytime, anywhere.

The Toddler Fun Learning app is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV here https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1115147391