Kideo is a simple front-end for letting your kids off the leash on YouTube, with an extensive white list of kid-friendly videos that can be refreshed via the space bar.
Kideo doesn’t strive to have advanced features. Instead, it makes it really easy for kids to watch YouTube videos safe for young eyes. There’s no access to any additional features in YouTube; the interface is spartan, and the videos are refreshed by pressing the space bar. If your little one doesn’t smack the space bar to skip onto the next video, it runs through an approved queue. Unlike many sites that white list web pages and content for children, Kideo isn’t community or committee-driven. The entire white list is maintained by a father of two who wanted his kids to be able to watch YouTube vidoes. Most of the vidoes that I saw using the service were watchable, with an emphasis on PBS and educational videos. With the dead simple, spacebar-only interface, it’s also navigable for all but the smallest children.