Xfinity Summer of Kids
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“Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, through its contractor, Mom Central Consulting, provided a promotional item as a thank you to the blogger who made this post for participating in this campaign. The opinions and experiences expressed in this post are solely the bloggers opinions, based on the blogger’s experiences and do not reflect any positions or opinions of Comcast Communications Management, LLC”.
I remember well the long summers and countless hours on road trips when my kids were little. Although I did enjoy the time with them, it also got very wearing at times. I think that is how most parents feel at some point. When my kids were smaller, we didn’t have all of the fancy options that are available these days. When we traveled, we typically brought coloring books, played auto bingo and other games, which was all well and fine (and fun!), but there always came a point where we all just needed to have a little quiet time. The same was true during the Summer.
Xfinity Digital TV opens up a whole new world for parents and kids!
With kids favorite channels such as Cartoon Network, Sprout, Disney and Nickelodeon (and so many more!), the options are endless. Some of the most loved children’s shows are right at your fingertips- Toons, Sofia the First, Phineas and Ferb, Pajanimals, My Little Pony and the list goes on and on. How about one of these favorites for family movie night?
Of course there are thousands of other movies and television shows to choose from – trust me the kids will not get bored! The shows can be watched on the TV, smartphone, tablet or PC, making it a truly portable experience.
You can download shows, movies and more directly to smartphones and tablets. What’s even better is that the kids can even watch their favorites when there is no internet available. After the shows have been downloaded the kids can watch them anytime and anywhere. I really, really like that! I also really like that parents can control what their kids download and watch, using the Xfinity TV’s parental controls. Finding age-appropriate shows for the little ones is a breeze! The Common Sense Media which is a part of Xfinity TV helps parents have a say in the entertainment choices for their family. It is pretty neat – you can take advantage of the media ratings system which is based on a child’s age and development. You can also check out Xfinity TV player app slide show which will walk you through how to bring your movies and shows with you on those long road trips!
Not sure how this all works? You can check out the parental controls microsite (Xfinity.com/parents), where you will find how-to’s, videos and other ideas on how you can protect your child and have a say in what they view. This is so incredibly important in this day and age – kids seem to find a way to watch things they shouldn’t be watching!
I had a fun evening the other night, watching a movie on Xfinity TV. Although what I watched wasn’t necessary kid friendly, it certainly was a nice break for me, as I needed some quiet time. My iPad and I sat on the couch and rested for a couple of hours. It sure felt nice, as I am still recuperating from neck surgery, and am supposed to be resting much more than I actually do.
On the Comcast On Demand catalog, you will find over 1,000 downloadable shows that are kid-friendly. I can’t help but think how much simpler (and less stressful) our road trips would have been when my kids were little, if we had Xfinity Digital TV with the Streampix subscription option. Gee, I might even have less grey hairs than I do now!
I can only imagine how helpful this would also be when you have the kids with you at a boring appointment. Just plug in some earbuds and they can be entertained (and quiet!) while waiting.
Have you tried Xfinity TV yet? How are you and the kids enjoying it?
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