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Sunday
Jan202013

My Boys' Favorite Channel - the LEGO channel!

 Being completely honest I try hard to keep the boys busy and entertained with fun interactive activities that we can all do together - but there are times when I don't have the energy, time, or ideas to keep them interested. Especially at doctor's offices, why are they so hard to entertain there? I can only read the same 5 books so many times!

We often look on YouTube for funny videos and LEGO® videos have long been one of our favorites. Not only are the characters fun and recognizable ("Hey! I have him!") but we love watching the stop motion videos made by fans. I think that may be our next activity to learn together!

Back to the Dr. Office - my phone/iPad is a great source for keeping busy, especially at the LONG allergist appointments. We'll play word games, read a bit, and do whatever we can to entertain ourselves but when we are just done with it all we'll pull out the phone and search YouTube for videos. I was really excited when I was contacted for this opportunity because it re-introduced me to the new LEGO® YouTube channel! I love that they pulled offical content and fan content all together onto one page that made it easy to search and find what you're looking for. 

We love this episode of LEGO® Club TV where they drop fully built LEGO® creations off a ledge. Why it's so entertaining I don't know but I've seen it several times. They have several of these types of shows on their channel. My oldest really likes those! The animated shows from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and now Monsters are among their favorites too.

If you're like me and haven't discovered all the features of YouTube yet (I usually just ok what they are watching and rarely dive into it much myself beyond a search) here's some great info on how to create your own LEGO® channel!

500+ Videos?! That's crazy! Since we are new to our own playlists I had the boys help me come up with a few of their favorites for our very first LEGO® YouTube playlist. HERE is our playlist if you are interested! I'm sure we'll be adding more since they add new videos everyday. 

I love that a playlist allows them to watch several videos that I've already approved of. The one we made is about 30 minutes long so it's a great way to monitor screen time as well! A little mom break never hurts either. ;) The best part is that your playlist can be accessed anywhere so I can the kids can even watch them while grocery shopping (can you tell that I love to grocery shop).

The cool part is that it's all free too! Free content that they love and a full playlist that's approved by me is pretty awesome in my book. Are your kids pretty good on the computer/phone/tablet like mine? What do you think of the LEGO® channel?!

Thank you to LEGO and Technorati for being sponsors. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Reader Comments (5)

Thanks so much for this! I didn't know you tube had channels. Can't wait to check this out with the munchkins!

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLizy b

You're welcome! Definitely cool for the kids (and Mom)!

January 21, 2013 | Registered CommenterAll for the Boys

Oh wow! Gold mine! Thanks for sharing.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin

LOL! Time Gold Mine ;) You're welcome!

January 22, 2013 | Registered CommenterAll for the Boys

Thanks for this. Our Lads LOVE Lego.
Yesterday, the three year old has decided that "When he's an adult, he wants to work at lego, making dudes and putting the heads on the bodies." He's so Rad!!!

We recently downloaded the lego app, it's got something to do with delivering a package to a lion. I wasn't really into it, thought it was a bit abstract but then I watched him play it and his little bother sit and watch. They love it and seem to to know exactly what to do.

I'm not generally a massive fan of branded content but in this apps case, It's Lego and Lego is awesome!!! It's my favourite toy for the boys to play with so I'm totally into this particular kind of branded content.

Wow, long comment, now to go check out the youtube channel!

Cheers

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPete

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