Caribu by Mattel

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2.01K reviews
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About this app

Caribu (by Mattel) is the award-winning app that brings families together for interactive, educational, and entertaining virtual playdates!

Caribu has created video calling for families with a library of thousands of books, activities, games, and coloring books that will keep children engaged for hours. On Caribu video calls, kids can draw, read bedtime stories, solve puzzles, play memory and learning games, make recipes, use digital sticker packs to create new stories, and even view famous artwork together in a real-time video call, no matter how far apart you are.

Families across 200+ countries and territories connect on Caribu for immersive and activity-rich kids & family video calls, encouraging fun and educational screen-time.

The Caribu Free Plan allows you to try Caribu video calls for kids risk-free before choosing to upgrade to the Unlimited Plan. Each Caribu Unlimited plan is a Family Plan - when you subscribe to Caribu Unlimited, access to all of our features (video calls, stickers, coloring books, learning games, storybooks, etc…) will be shared with your contacts.

• Video calling for kids & family
• Read books and draw in coloring books with your kids or grandkids in an engaging video call
• Thousands of great and award-winning children’s books and many more added weekly
• Paint, color, and draw together without the mess
• Use digital stickers to create new stories or dress up Barbie
• Play learning games such as tic-tac-toe, word search, and learning puzzles
• Cook together and enjoy child-friendly recipes
• A wide variety of coloring sheets including everything from wild animals to learn the alphabet
• Books available in multiple languages (in order of quantity): English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Creole, Chinese, Hebrew, and Hindi.
• Search by Categories like Age Group, Grade Level, Fairy Tales, Animals, Art, Cooking, and many more.

Hear giggles and share smiles when your little one sees their favorite characters, like:
• Thomas & Friends
• Daniel Tiger
• Barbie
• Wheels on the Bus
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears
• Highlights
• Slumberkins
• Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
• Peter Rabbit
• Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
• The Wizard of Oz

Enjoy Caribu’s constantly updated interactive activities section where you and the kids can color unicorns, dinosaurs, puppies, and draw on blank canvases to calm the kids and make memorable art together over video calls. Paint family masterpieces without the mess and cleanup.

Check out the activities section for coloring sheets or to solve interactive word puzzles and compete in word searches and tic-tac-toe to strengthen memory and attention for kids, grandparents, and the whole family. Check out our digital sticker packs and use them to dress up Barbie or create new worlds and stories!

When family and friends aren’t around for a virtual playdate, kids can watch celebrities read their favorite books in our Video section. The Read-Aloud videos are on-demand so kids can watch whenever they want. We have Kevin Jonas, LeVar Burton, former NFL Players, Television Actors, Puppets, and more.

Instagram: @caribu

Caribu - Bringing Families Together In Virtual Playdates

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Terms & Conditions:
Privacy Policy:

Caribu Unlimited: Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Users will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
Updated on
Apr 25, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

1.63K reviews
Shanti Fitch
September 18, 2023
It's a great idea, cute stories, and mostly user-friendly. But the amount of dropped calls (sometimes over and over) is having us searching for a better app. When you spend half an hour starting a call and then disconnecting over and over again, every single time you use the app, it makes the experience frustrating. Grandparents, parents, and kids are usually grumpy by the end. Not worth it.
10 people found this review helpful
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September 20, 2023
Hey Shanti! We're so sorry to hear you've run into these issues! We'd love to work with you to get these problems resolved and offer you some free time so the kids and grandparents can connect again without frustration! Please reach out to us at We look forward to helping!
Meredith Stone
December 18, 2020
Caribu started off as an answer to grandparent connection in a pandemic, and I recommended it a lot. However, recently, it drops calls multiple times in a single 30-minute window -- we're talking every 5 min or so it drops the call, until we give up and switch to zoom. I think it's become too popular and isn't able to keep up with the bandwidth as it has grown and become more publicized. It needs to be acquired by a big SW company that can fix quality issues stat!!!
51 people found this review helpful
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December 18, 2020
Very sorry to hear this! We would be happy to help with these issues. Please email us at Thank you!
Cheryl Bennett-Honea
February 11, 2021
I was so excited when I heard about this app. I haven't seen my grands in a year due to COVID so I thought this would be a great way to connect with my 3 year old grandson. We did the trial version and it worked great so I purchased a year. We use it once a week for Nana time but it's got major issues. We have to call back multiple times during the hour due to freezing or the content not loading. He loves to color but it's takes multiple tries to get the colors working. Many times he says he can't hear me so I have to call back. The idea of this app is amazing - the use of it is very frustrating. I see where you say you've upgraded it recently but it hasn't improved these issues.
36 people found this review helpful
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February 12, 2021
Hi Cheryl, we're so sorry to hear you had this experience. We'd love to help get this resolved for you. Can you email us at We look forward to hearing from you, thank you!

What's new

Thanks for using Caribu! We update Caribu regularly with bug fixes and performance improvements so you can always have the best Caribu experience.