Carrots&Cake: Parental Control 4+

Healthy screen time management

MagicHabits Labs Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 24 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Put an end to screen time tantrums and hours wasted streaming and gaming. Now kids learn first and play later.
Awarded the Mom's Choice Award, Family Choice Award & recognized member of the kidSAFE Seal Program, Carrots&Cake makes kids’ screen time healthier, learning-focused, and age-appropriate.

With Carrots&Cake, parents select their kids’ favorite learning activities, choosing from any app on the AppStore or any website. When kids turn on their devices they must complete the learning activities — Carrots — before they can enjoy free time — Cake.

With Carrots&Cake you can:

Enhance Learning and Balance Play
Learn First, Play Later: Rest easy knowing your kids will engage with educational and homework apps (Carrots) before accessing entertainment (Cake).
Fully-Customizable Learning Schedule: Choose from any of the educational apps available on the AppStore. Carrots&Cake is compatible with all learning and homework websites allowing you to tailor your child’s learning to their age and interests.

AI Learning Companion: Introduce your children to AI with Nibbles, our friendly AI bunny, who motivates and guides kids through educational concepts with interactive quizzes and fun activities, all in a kid-friendly, age appropriate manner.
High Quality Streaming Content: Replace auto-played junk content with high-quality, kid-safe, educational videos that challenge kids’ thinking and lengthen their attention spans.
Nurture Cognitive and Digital Skills
Micro-Learning: Encourage small but consistent daily lessons for long-term educational benefits and habit formation.
Digital Literacy Tutorials: Introduce digital comprehension skills through a kid-friendly eight episode program.
Audio-Player: Kids wind down for bedtime with age-appropriate stories and songs.
Safe and Managed Digital Environment
Focused Learning Time: Distracting content, games, videos, and alerts blocked during Carrot Time.
Content Filtering: Adult websites are always blocked. An optional block of browsers like Safari during Carrot Time.
Kid-safe Online Experience: Enjoy peace of mind with a safe, restricted digital environment for your kids.
Carrots&Cake is a listed member of the kidSAFE Seal Program

Personalized and Flexible Parental Controls
Custom Schedules: Tailor screen time schedules to fit your family's routine, balancing educational time and free playtime.
Pause and Play on Demand: Easily pause and resume the Carrots&Cake schedule with a touch of a button..
Carrots&Cake was developed to answer families’ growing concern around screen time. Kids spend an average of 5 - 8 hours on devices daily. Anxiety and depression in kids has increased and self-confidence has decreased.
Traditional parental controls fail to address the root of this growing problem. They set blind time limits that account only for the quantity and not the quality of kids’ digital experience. They trigger reactance, a behavior caused when children feel they’ve lost agency.

Kids become determined to engage in forbidden activities. They bypass restrictions and hack out of controls. Kids suffer tantrums because allowances aren't made for their developing brains and executive function control.

The Carrots&Cake approach benefits kids’ developing prefrontal cortex. It balances dopamine levels, introduces delayed gratification, and develops self-control, resilience, and grit while countering the persuasive design of apps that keep kids hooked.

Kids have fewer screen time tantrums, and parents can hand over devices guilt-free. Parents using Carrots&Cake have reported children's time on learning apps tripled, while overall screen time was cut in half.

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What’s New

Version 1.8.0

We created a different pathways for parent or kids device onboarding to guide you better

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Healthychica ,

No more fighting

I've used the app with my 2 kids. My 9-year-old does math and piano as her carrots and my 7-year-old does reading, math, and meditation! I'm so happy that the eduation/piano apps I paid money for ages ago are are finally being used. Also, when their cake time finishes they know that their online time is done for the day and we've stopped fighting and negotiating over extra time. I feel more relaxed now and less guilty when they are on screens.

3 buoys ,

Outstanding resource!

As a former school teacher and current parent coach and educator, I am thrilled this app is available! It addresses many of the pain points parents face (nagging, screen time) while also instilling helpful habits for children (learning to manage urges, short term gratification and impulse control). I recommend it to many clients. Thank you!

Souksada Yang ,


Love this app. My family have been using it every day for the past 2 weeks and it's really cut down the time my kids have spent on their iPad and family iPhone.

Loving the cute new interface for kids too, love how Carrots&Cake keeps getting better and better!

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