Supporting the wellbeing of children
Talking to the people we love is vital
This is equally important for adults too, particularly those who live alone, are isolating or simply live far away from their family – half an hour connecting with a child they love can be the difference between a good day and a hard day.
But it isn't always easy for a child to engage in a meaningful way in a phone call or video call. And it isn't always easy for an adult to keep them engaged.
Squiggle makes video calls fun for kids (and adults!)
Playing, drawing and getting creative together with Squiggle's interactive video calls helps kids relax while talking, allowing them to open up and have fun with the people they love the most.
Find out more about the importance of social connection.
How to play
It's a piece of cake to start playing Squiggle!
Just follow these three simple steps:
Host a squiggle
Create your squiggle, start your camera and get your unique access codes and invite link.
As the squiggle host you'll be in control.
Invite your friends and family
Share your access codes or invite link with the people you want to squiggle with.
Your squiggle is private and people can only join if they have an invite.
Once your friends have arrived start squiggling!
Whatever you draw on the interactive canvas will be instantly visible to everyone in real time.
Squiggle is perfect for playing any pencil and paper drawing games, but we also offer some special game modes.
Battleships and the classic pairs memory game are coming soon!
You can play for free but if you want access to longer calls and more features you can subscribe.
Billed monthly. Cancel any time.
- Secure video calling
- 30 mins per session
- Up to 2 participants
- Free drawing
- 1 x wordsearch
- 1 x colouring
- 1 x maze
- 1 x join the dots
- Guest plus...
- Up to 1 hour per session
- Up to 4 participants
- 5 x wordsearches
- 5 x colouring
- 5 x mazes
- 5 x join the dots
- Basic plus...
- Up to 2 hours per session
- Battleships Soon!
- Pairs Soon!
- Unlimited wordsearches
- Unlimited colouring
- Unlimited mazes
- Unlimited join the dots
- Big choice of colours
- Resume any session
Great on touchscreens
Squiggle works brilliantly on touchscreen devices, especially tablets. It's super intuitive for kids to draw with their fingers.
Nothing to download
Free to play
No sign up required
Inspired by lockdown
Squiggle was born out of watching my two young children trying – but struggling with – the strange new, awkward world of video calls during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seeing how much they wanted to be with their grandparents and friends (and vice versa), and how deprived of this important contact they suddenly were, got me thinking back to simpler times. The 'noughts and crosses' and 'hangman' pencil-and-paper games I loved playing as a child with my parents. And how my wife Jo would squiggle on a napkin and challenge our kids to turn it into a picture if they started playing up in a restaurant (a game she used to play with her dad).
As a web developer I realised I could recreate the pencil-and-paper experience online and provide a safe, secure space where loved ones can still play with, talk to and entertain the children in their lives, wherever they are in the world.
What I didn't anticipate was how much Squiggle would benefit my wife and me – and in turn our friends and their families! Before we knew it the kids were asking to 'Squiggle Grandma and Grandad' and we suddenly found an hour or so a day of "virtual" childcare while we worked from home in lockdown.
Nothing can replace the physical time kids spend with their friends and families, but at a time when connection and hugs are so limited, I hope Squiggle can help.
Word on the street
Squiggle has been enjoyed by many people already. This is what they said:
Squiggle has allowed my kids to have hour long calls with their grandparents instead of 5 minutes. Free childcare!
Mum of two
I love seeing my grandchildren and their big smiling faces when we play Squiggle together.
Grandmother of four
I love playing Squiggle with my friends. I'm the best at noughts and crosses now!
My kids are so much more engaged when they play Squiggle compared to Zoom. It's lovely to see.
Mum of two
This is amazing!
Father of two
I love watching my granddaughter draw and create. She's too young for proper games, but she loves making pictures with me.
Grandfather of one