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Yes, I’m THAT Mom With The YouTube Nursery Rhymes

As a pregnant Myra, I knew I wasn’t going to be the mom who never let my kid have screen time. And while some might say that’s terrible, I don’t believe that it is.

For teeny Sofia, I often used to put on nursery rhymes through Spotify for her to listen to. With the quiet voices & the melodious tunes, she would relax and listen intently. As she’s gotten older, we’ve moved from baby Spotify to baby YouTube videos!

I know, I know, I can already hear some moms groaning and others rolling their eyes.

Yes, I'm THAT Mom With The YouTube Nursery Rhymes

BUT, here’s the thing.
Those YouTube nursery rhymes have been incredible, y’all.

Over the months that LB has been watching these videos, we have seen her learn and grow so much. If you sing Five Little Ducks to her, she’ll quack because that is how mama duck called her ducklings back. If you sing Johnny Johnny to her, she’ll open her mouth to show  she’s not lying about eating sugar, lol! And as I noticed today, if you sing Wheels on the Bus, she’ll clap her hands in tune and say “shhhh” for the baby part.

This little girl has learned to clap her hands from BINGO, stomp her feet from If You’re Happy & You Know It, and to dance along to new tunes. Because of the constant repetition, Sofia not only learned the songs, but she retains the information she learns.

And you know what, it makes me really freakin’ happy! I love that there are good & informative alternatives to the junk on TV.

I’ve had to experiment with different channels on YouTube to decide which ones I think work best for LB, so today, I’m going to share those of y’all who are still looking.

Little Baby Bum

This is one of LB’s favorite stations. They not only have individual songs, but great 1 hour mashups too! As your little one gets older, they also have LBB Jr which has songs that approach new topics.

HeyKids

HeyKids also has a bunch of great songs! When we need to listen to new voices, we switch over to this station. They also have fun colors which seem to catch LB’s attention!

Mother Goose Club

This was the station we originally started with! Sofia likes seeing real people jumping around and often tries to copy them. It’s pretty funny since she can only lift one leg in the air at a time! Haha.

So tell me, Mamas, do you let your kiddos have some screen time with YouTube or not?! I’d love to hear your reasons whether you say yes or no! 

*I was compensated for this post, however, all opinions and suggestions are mine.
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    Misty
    May 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM

    I used to put Baby Einstein on for mine. They loved them! They were soothing and great background noise for me. So no judgment from me! It’s what works for you.

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    paper-writing.services
    May 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    The nursery rhymes are really wanderful and it helps me like it helps you to make my daughter laught get interested in something.

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    Christina
    June 6, 2017 at 6:02 AM

    We started screen time around 18 months old and it was basically just Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba. That’s about the same time as I started downloading a few apps too. My kids loved the Duck Duck Moose apps! When they got a little older, they were obsessed with the YouTube videos where a woman plays with play-doh or opens surprise eggs. Disney Collector is her channel and it’s BONKERS how many hits she gets. Her videos were mesmerizing for them. I’d put them on when I had to give them haircuts. Ha!

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