Did you know that Snoop Dogg has a new YouTube channel with songs for your kids? It’s called Doggyland and it’s surprisingly great!
Now I know you’re not supposed to let your kids watch too much TV, but let’s all admit it there are times when you have to in order to get stuff done around the house. In our house, we tend to turn on YouTube for our 4-year-old when those moments come. We prefer YouTube over regular kid’s channels for a number of reasons, but mostly because there are way less commercials (if any) and we can hit play and it will go for hours. Here are a few of our favorite channels you can check out:
If you have kids, and even if you don’t, you know Pinkfong. They are the creators of everyone’s favorite earworm “Baby Shark.” To this day it is the most watched video on YouTube of all time. But did you know they also have a ton of other videos? Of course, there is a Baby Shark song for every occasion (my son loves the Santa Shark one) as well as the standard “Wheel on the Bus” type songs your kid probably sings a LOT. If you’ve got a child going through potty training, they have a ton of songs on the subject that your kid will love. They are super weird but great!
We’ve been watching Baby First since Walt was one. We particularly love Larry the bird who teaches you your vocabulary. The repetition of the episodes really captures your child’s attention along with bright colors. The color crew is great too, but it’s Larry that really does it for us. I believe you can also see Baby First on their channel on cable, but this is another reason why we prefer watching it on YouTube because we can pick the ones we want to watch.
Sometimes a name says it all and Simple Songs is exactly what they say they are. This is a great channel to get your child familiar with all the kid songs we grew up loving plus even more you may have never heard. Our favorite is by far “Walking in the Jungle.” We’ve watched that more times than I care to admit.
Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures
This one is for you and your kid to enjoy together. These Star Wars shorts are a great way to introduce your little one to the Star Wars universe. They took audio and dialogue from the original movies and made them into short cartoons designed so that your kids can get to know the characters a little better. We’ve watched this series several times. There are several other shows on the Star Wars Kids channel your kid might enjoy as well.
YouTube Videos to Help Put Your Kid to Sleep
We had a very hard time with Walt and getting him to sleep. He didn’t sleep through the night until he was 14 months old and even then he would regress every few months. We tried EVERY trick in the book. The only thing that seemed to really calm him down were YouTune videos specifically made to help kids fall asleep. This one below worked for a couple months and still does every once in a while when we need it.