Exploring Screen Time with Ms. Rachel Songs for Littles on YouTube

Hello, fellow dads and parents! Today, I want to introduce you to a creator who has become a staple in my household. We all strive to find engaging and educational content for our kids, especially when it comes to screen time. In this blog post, let’s take a look at YouTube and the prominent creator Ms. Rachel.

Our children are growing up with technology at their fingertips. As parents, we must strike a balance, allowing them to benefit from technology while ensuring they engage with content that nurtures their development. And that’s where Ms. Rachel Songs for Littles comes in.

Ms. Rachel, a passionate educator and talented musician, has created a treasure trove of educational videos on her YouTube channel. Designed for children aged 3 and under, her channel offers a wealth of engaging content that entertains and teaches babies valuable skills. She works hard to bring kids catchy songs and interactive activities; Ms. Rachel’s videos draw toddlers like moths to a flame and always work to promote early learning in fun and accessible ways.

One of the reasons why Ms. Rachel Songs for Littles stands out is the exceptional quality of her content. Each video is thoughtfully crafted to align with the developmental needs of toddlers and preschoolers. Through her songs, children can learn about numbers, colors, shapes, animals, language, grammar, and more. Rachel and her Husband Aron both pull from professional experience in entertainment, they’re musically inclined! Rachel is an award-winning songwriter with a music education background and Aron is a musical director whose worked on Broadway and other productions. Rachel’s YouTube videos themselves seem pretty low budget, sometimes it’s literally just Rachel herself against a green screen, but the result is somehow irresistible to babies and toddlers.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

As parents, we naturally have concerns about the educational value of the content our children consume. Ms. Rachel Songs for Littles addresses these concerns by seamlessly incorporating educational concepts into her videos. Counting becomes less of a chore when you add the catchy tunes, and learning about animals turns into an exciting adventure through lively animations. She’s also committed to creating a safe and age-appropriate environment for young viewers. She ensures that her videos are free from any inappropriate content or advertisements that could distract from the educational experience.

One of the goofiest of her songs/animations is the Elephant song, which puts her husband Aron in the spotlight singing with what I’d describe as a crudely animated elephant. The song and dance along with Aron’s ridiculous antics on screen always get a giggle out of our son, I can’t help but laugh at the whole thing myself. It’s unbelievable such material can accrue millions of views across the web, but here we are. This kind of work has led to massive success for Ms. Rachel and her Husband, they’ve been able to re-invest in the business, improving production quality, animation, audio, and they’ve even hired on new professional performers.

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Ms. Rachel has Heart

Ms. Rachel encourages parent-child interaction through her videos. She prompts parents to participate with dances and movements during songs and activities, so learning is a shared experience. This is really what makes her channel fun for everybody, doing that goofy dance when the elephant song comes on really gets our son fired up and Ms. Rachel pulls out regular toys all the time (her props) that are exactly the same as the ones we have at the house, stuff you can find at Walmart, so we really do follow along step-by-step with the videos. What really makes her content so appealing is how un-polished it is, it feels real and gives you that real small town teacher vibe – it has heart!

I have mostly good things to say about Ms. Rachel and the Songs for Littles crew, I’m definitely not her audience but I acknowledge that they are great at what they do. Her channel is a phenom, we once turned her on at the Hamad International Airport on a trip we were taking – a baby from a completely different part of the world crawled across the room at the gate where we were sitting to get a peek at our phone screen.

Note: Doctors generally recommended to introduce screen time to children when they reach the age of two or older, while ensuring it is limited and accompanied by high-quality, educational content.

Posted by Alex Casey

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