My little lad Max is a big fan of toddler friendly Youtube videos – carefully checked by us first, of course – and we’ve definitely narrowed it down to five specific channels where you can find engaging, interactive videos, most of which are actually educational and cover phonics, the alphabet, numbers, colours and much more.
Used properly alongside social interaction and hands on learning, these videos can be a great learning tool, as well as…
- Saving your sanity on long car journeys!
- Building speech confidence and helping to ‘model’ words that your little one is struggling with.
- Teaching songs that your little one will sing, further developing their speech and language.
Our Top 5 Toddler Video Channels on Youtube
Dave & Ava are the favourite sibling duo in our household! We love how adorable the animated nursery rhymes are, and Max’s favourite video segment is by far the colour song! We’ve found that it’s really helped to bring on his speech.
Genevieve uses real life objects and her own hands to make these videos, unlike many which are animated. She also uses figurines to engage in imaginative role play action in some episodes! We like this, as it encourages little ones to use their own hands to engage in hands-on learning activities.
Little Baby Bum is very popular with our mummies and daddies! Like Dave & Ava, they focus on nursery rhymes and music to help children learn, with a cast of adorable animated characters.
Cocomelon is a great Youtube channel for a fun singalong! The wide cast of brightly coloured baby, child and animal figures, with the main cast being a family, really gets my little one singing and dancing in the morning! We also really like how they use topical issues to impart an educational message; this ‘Yes Yes Save the Earth’ song is a fantastic way to show your little one how to be kinder to our planet.
Most of you will know Pinkfong for their rendition of ‘Baby Shark’ which went well and truly viral, so it was only natural to include them in our top 5! They have loads of other exciting toddler sensory & educational videos and specialise in telling stories through song, but Baby Shark is definitely our favourite! Is it yours?
Which Youtube channel is YOUR favourite for toddler videos? Which would you recommend? Let us know in the comments!
Love from Katie. Xx