PBS launches PBS KIDS Super Vision app to help parents engage with kids

PBS has launched a special iOS-based tool to help parents keep up to date with what PBS programs their kids are watching on PBSkids.org. Once parents have connected their iOS device to the website, they'll be able to monitor the content their children are watching, playing, and learning from.

In addition, the app provides parents with educational followup content for activities once computer time is over. Parents can even set a timer for the child's PBSkids.org account that makes the computer the bad guy when it says "it's time to take a break."

You can download the app for free right now off the iTunes store. Once that's done, here's how to connect your device to PBSkids.org. You can watch a demo video below.

Step 1: On your child's computer or other device, go to pbskids.org

Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of pbskids.org

Step 3: Click on the CONNECT TO APP button

Step 4: A five-digit code will appear. In the PBS KIDS Super Vision App, tap the CONNECT NOW and enter the five digit code. Hit OK.

Step 5: If properly entered, a CONNECTED message will appear on pbskids.org and your app. You are now ready to receive real-time info when your child is playing games or watching videos on pbskids.org

This article was originally published on Tuaw.