Last month, as a blog ambassador for Leading Moms, I was invited to attend a presentation by Kidoodle TV. This presentation followed a free trial period of this ‘Netflix-for-kids-but-better’ product and I was curious to learn more about it. To be honest, although I had poked around, opened accounts under each child’s name and checked out the program options, I hadn’t gotten around to letting the kids take it out for a test run. The free trial came at a time when my kids weren’t actually interested in T.V. (I know, Murphy’s Law!) and I couldn’t bring myself to ask them to watch something just so I could test it out. However, I will say that as a parent I was impressed with the amount of control KidoodleTV affords the caregiver in terms of tailoring the programs for each child and even setting time limits. The moms who had tried it out sounded happy with the reactions from their children as well.

So, what does this have to do with Halloween? I mean, there’s not a grain of sugar in sight! Well, probably my FAVOURITE part of the presentation was when we were told about their brilliant idea: downloadable coupons for 2 months free subscription to KidoodleTV to give out to trick-or-treaters…PLUS every time the coupon code is used for this free subscription, $0.50 goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada.


As a firm believer that every business should be charitable, you can only imagine how excited I got about this! I mean, I know this isn’t a sugar-loaded, chemically-saturated, totally artificial product that we call ‘treats’ – but I don’t know a lot of kids who wouldn’t love some T.V., and parents who wouldn’t love the control and of course, the ‘FREE-ness’. Not a bad deal.

If you’d like to be the one on the block to offer your neighbours something non-candy that’s not a toothbrush or an apple (because, let’s be honest, those are good ideas in theory but…), simply choose which version you would like by clicking on the images below!

For a refresher of 5 important but sometimes overlooked Halloween safety tips for your munchkins, check out my latest article on ChatterBlock by clicking HERE.