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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 (1.0.50)

Go to Settings and select About Device to check version and to check to see if there are any Firmware Updates (Detect Firmware updates).

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.
QR Code and Device Serial Number can be found in Settings. Press the Home Button followed by the AILA Control icon and then the Settings icon.

Home Button → AILA Control Icon → Settings → About Device → QR Code

Note: Don't see the QR code but instead see a four digit device code? Your device may be on an older firmware version. Skip this step and press the next arrow until you reach the main screen where you'll be prompted to update the device


Once you've completed the pairing, you'll be able to use the mobile app to manage learning modes, review past learning sessions, check in on your toddler, send photos or videos to AILA Sit & Play, monitor screen time, and much more.

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.
While the default mode is broadcast, when your toddler is ready to learn, start a learning session with the mobile app or by visiting the Control screen. The learning session will start once the current video finishes. During learning sessions, our algorithm customizes future sessions based on your toddler’s level of engagement as determined by physical, emotional, and auditory reactions. Along with offering a sound introduction to learning concepts, the learning sessions offer focused learning that builds a child’s ability to pay attention. Each learning session, a stand-alone instructional unit designed to run approximately 15 minutes, follows our scope and sequence while our solution personalizes subsequent learning sessions by delivering the right content at the right time.

Have questions about set-up? Reach out to us by submitting a request at https://animalisland.us/contact/. Our AILA Customer Success Team will be able to help!