10 Great YouTube Videos for Early Learning
Let’s be real. No one can be on all the time when it comes to caring for a child. Everyone benefits from a little ‘me time’ and deserves some time for decompression and relaxation. However, when it comes to ‘tablet time’, I think it is important to still maximize learning opportunities for children. One of the most common places children go to for media is YouTube. I’ve seen this firsthand any time I incorporate an application from an iPad in a therapy session. Every child asks where they can find YouTube, ha. Because of this, I thought it would be a great idea to share 10 YouTube videos that actually promote early learning in children.
Check Out These Great Early Learning YouTube Videos:
Guess the Animal Sound Game by Mister Teach:
This is just one of a large number of videos put together by Mister Teach on his YouTube channel. He also provides video quizzes on other everyday sounds including household and vehicle sounds. Use these fun guessing games to work on auditory awareness and memory along with labeling as all sounds are typically partnered with related images.
Cocomelon’s Wheels on the Bus
I’m sure every parent and provider that treats children has heard of Cocomelon, but in an effort of full disclosure, it is relatively new to me. With that being said, Cocomelon offers up a rendition of many popular nursery rhymes. One I’ve been using recently is Wheels on the Bus. It’s a great video to encourage gesturing along with music and general physical activity.
Kids Vocabulary - Body by English Singsing
Although it doesn’t bear the best title, this video by English Singsing is great for going over the major body parts a child needs to know. Knowing the names of one’s body parts helps to increase his/her awareness of self in the world. It is also a great tool for developing general, key vocabulary.