Aside from having Cbeebies on repeat all day for the babies, what can you entertain the older kids with? Have you stumbled across yet?

It's aimed for 4 to 9 year olds and available on Freeview.

POP is the first channel to be added to Freeview children's portfolio in eight years, and is available on channel 125, Sky Digital channel 125 and Sky 616.

The guilt-free channel helps make learning fun. It has programmes from History Hunters, Finding Stuff Out and Wild Kratts, and it's a chance to help create those budding Einstein's but help us, as parents, brush up on general knowledge - and believe me, we're rusty!

The fun and factual programmes are actually related to an area of the national curriculum, so you don't need to feel guilty about plonking the kids in front of the TV whilst you get your general housework done.

They've also recently created an app called POP Artpad which is also free on on both the App store and Google Play.
Kids can create drawings and edit photos with silly hairstyles, different colours, textures and pencils, as well as stickers from the programmes aired on POP like Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony.

It's all free - so we thought we'd tell you - keep the kids amused, and learn a little while they do.


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