This year our family vacations were a breeze thanks to Comcast Xfinity on Demand and over 1,000 Kids Shows!! No joke, typically by the time we reach our destination my husband has twelve more gray hairs, and I have a bald spot. Nope, I’m not kidding and that’s on our family vacations to visit my mom and dad three hours away. Sure everything starts out great, tons of smiles, everyone is happy like Maddie is in the above picture. However as the trip hits about 17 minutes, things change. Kids get crabby, and it begins. I truly don’t know how we survived our family vacation to Florida last summer lol.
I try not to be too hard on my kids for needing to use the bathroom as soon as we are 5 miles outside of town, asking if we are there yet 1002 times, or getting upset because their sister is breathing on them, but there is only so many things I can pull out of my handbag, and so many road trip games. If you’re a parent I’m sure you understand how difficult it can be traveling with kids.
After we made it home alive from our trip to Florida last year I promised myself that I would wait until my kids were MUCH older before I jumped in the care for another long road trip. Well guess what I caught myself doing this year? Yes, another road trip to Florida. The only reason I decided to give it one last try is because I learned so much from the last one. This year I would go armed with ear plugs! Yup, that’s what I would do. Then reality hits me, earplugs cannot stand up to my kids. I needed to think of other things so Shawn and I didn’t end up divorcing one another and leaving the kids at a truck stop on the way to the happiest place on earth this year.
All I know is good think I’m one smart cookie! I signed up for Comcast Xfinity on Demand for our trip to Florida. Yes, I originally it was just for our family road trip to Florida. I wanted to be sure the kids had something to do, and I knew they would love the chance to watch Comcast Xfinity on Demand Summer Kids Programing. I don’t allow my kids to watch TV all day, so when the opportunity presents itself they are all over it.
Comcast Xfinity on Demand Kids Summer Programs
I knew my kids wouldn’t get tired of watching Comcast Xfinity’s HUGE selection of children’s programs. Did you know that Comcast on Demand’s catalog has over 1,000 downloadable kid-friendly shows with Xfinity Digital TV and Streampix subscription?
With four kids in a car, I quickly realized how much I appreciated the Xfinity App. When you download the Xfinity App the kids can watch their kid-friendly shows on their own device while on the go. Which mean NO FIGHTING over what the other wants to watch. On our trip to Florida the kids watched family friendly content from top brands such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, DreamWorks, NBCUniversal, Sprout and more. While my toddler was watching Dora the Explorer, my oldest daughter was watching Phineas and Ferb.
The Xfinity TV Player app allows users to download whatever they choose to their mobile device, and view it offline. Once it’s downloaded all you need to do is disconnect and watch it “anytime, anywhere” you feel like watching. I recently downloaded My Little Pony to my mobile device for those emergencies that normally happen in the grocery store. Madisyn always wants to go to the grocery store with me, but if we don’t end up in the race-cart shopping isn’t fun for very long. Where I do my grocery shopping they only have 1 race-cart too. It never fails she gets sick of shopping about 10 minutes into the trip. About 20 minutes into the trip if I don’t find a way to keep her entertained I end up forgetting everything I came for, and spending a bunch of money on stuff that I don’t need. OH, see you know that feeling too. Thanks to Comcast Xfinity App when she gets sick of helping mom on her big shopping trips I turn on My Little Pony, and things normally run nice and smooth.
Xfinity TV’s Parental Controls
I love parental controls, I use them on everything. Kids already grow up to fast, when I allow my kids to watch kid-friendly shows I want to know that is what they are watching. Xfinity TV’s parental controls allows me to find age appropriate content for my kids. I’m able to make well-informed choices about what they watch through a media rating system based on child development guidelines because Common Sense Media integrated with Xfinity TV.
Common Sense Media’s ratings fully integrate into Comcast’s next-generation X2 platform helping to provide practical information for parents. It’s easy for parents to filter their kids content by age, and most-watched with Xfinity On Demand. So regardless of whether my kids are watching using a tablet while on the road, a smartphone in the store, or a TV at home I can always have access to this information.
Be sure to check out Comcast parental controls, Xfinity.com/parents to learn more about managing what your kids watch. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of their Digital Parenting Videos. The videos help parents learn how to manage their child’s media experiences on all Comcast devices.
I have been using Comcast Xfinity On Demand for several months now, and love it. I’m comfortable using it, have my parental settings set up, shows downloaded on my mobile devices, and the awesome Xfinity App on all my tablets. We’re ready for another vacation! We have one coming up the end of this month, and another during Christmas. This time I’m ready, and I know my kids look forward to our family trips! Rather than being bord in the back seat they get to use their own tablet, or mobile device to watch any kid-friendly show they choose. My biggest concern is remembering to buy them all headphones before we leave!
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