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How do I set up my AILA Sit & Play?

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The set up is very simple. AILA Sit & Play comes preloaded with the preschool learning system providing a robust and comprehensive early preschool curriculum, Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA). Simply charge, power on, and start playing content in the default Broadcast Mode or start a Learning Session for personalized content using the AILA For Parents mobile app.

We recommend regularly connecting your AILA Sit & Play to your home Wi-Fi for updates, new content and for starting a Learning Session or Lullaby Mode. AILA Sit & Play can play content anywhere on the go without Wi-Fi, so learning and educational content can travel with your little one and you.

Step 1: Charge AILA Sit & Play

It will take 2 to 3 hours to fully charge. Once fully charged the device has up to 3-4 hours of battery life.

Step 2:  Power on the device 

Hold the Power Button for 3 seconds to power on the device. To power off, hold the Power button for 3 seconds.

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Step 3: Connect Device to Wi-Fi

Select your Wi-Fi network and enter your network password. Tap to continue. 

Step 4:  Check that you have the latest Firmware Version (

Go to Settings and select About Device to check version and to check to see if there are any Firmware Updates (Check for firmware update).


Step 5:  Download the AILA Parent app

The AILA For Parents mobile app is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store 


Step 6 Create Account 

Accounts are tied to an email and are limited to one per email. Note that passwords need to contain at least 8 characters.

  • Note: Even if you have entered your email address on an older version of the mobile app, you will need to create an account.  
  • You’ll be able to use the mobile app features from anywhere as long as you have a connection to the internet on your mobile devices and the connected AILA Sit & Play is powered on.
  • You’ll appear as a Connected Caregiver on AILA Sit & Play. During registration, you’ll be able to pick a Nickname that will appear on the device.

Step 7:  Pair the device with the AILA For Parents mobile app 

To pair the AILA For Parents mobile app with your AILA Sit & Play device, both devices need to be connected to the Internet. We recommend that they are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Tap the scan icon to scan the QR code as displayed on the device.

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Step 8:  Start enjoying Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA)!

After pairing, AILA will begin playing content in Broadcast mode. Broadcast mode is the default mode for AILA Sit & Play. In this mode, educational content follows the scope and sequence of the early preschool curriculum without personalization.
Start a Learning Session from the AILA for Parents app on your phone on via the AILA Control.
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Have questions about set-up? Reach out to us by submitting a request at https://animalisland.us/contact/. Our email AILA Customer Success Team at info@animalisland.us.