October 28, 2013

5 Best YouTube Channels for Toddlers

You know that moment when you just need five minutes to get something done, and your kid just won't entertain themselves? We all have them. It's tough. It's in those moments that I pull out my secret weapon - YouTube.

YouTube videos are great, because most are just 4-5 minutes long and, if you know where to look, can be cute and educational. As always, it's important to make sure you're aware of what your kid is watching and that you limit their time. BUT it can be a miracle worker when you need it.

So, without further ado...here are our five favorite YouTube channels (along with the videos we like best from them):

1. Super Simple Songs - This is definitely our favorite - most of the songs are short, each one is educational, and they're not annoying to the point that you feel like pulling your hair out (because that can be a problem). Josie sings these songs all the time, even when she's not watching the videos! Our favorites: Old McDonald Had a Farm and Walking in the Jungle.

2. Sesame Street - Of course we love Sesame Street! On their YouTube channel, you can watch short clips or full episodes - we have the show on Amazon Prime and Josie watches it some mornings, but it's nice to be able to see the clips she loves over...and over... :-) (Also, check out Sesame Street Classics. It's pretty amazing as well.) Our favorites: Share It, Maybe? and any Journey to Ernie.

3. Barefoot Books - Shameless plug, but these videos are awesome. Each is based on one of the books in our collection and contains many of the illustrations as well. And the music is all original and awesome! Our favorites: Over in the Meadow and Knick Knack Paddy Wack

4. KidsTV123 - We just found this a few weeks ago, but Josephine loves it. There are lots of cute videos and even though they're pretty low budget, they're lots of fun. Our favorites: Butterfly Colors and The Phonics Song.

5. Houston Zoo - If your kid is in love with animals like mine is, this is a great channel for them. There are baby animals, which are adorable, and a new feature that shows life through the eyes of a zookeeper. Our favorites: Morning Routine as a Giraffe Keeper and Cheetahs Running at Sam Houston Race Park.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha my boy was obsessed with super simple songs when he was a young toddler. He would watch 20-30 videos of them singing and singing every single day. Such good memories. :D