I could say we have a couple of LEGO® fans in my family…
…but I am afraid that would be a huge understatement.
At any given time, if you were to stop by my house, there is a good chance you would see someone building with LEGOs®, OR playing LEGO® Star Wars (or LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean or LEGO® Harry Potter) on the wii, OR visiting lego.com to watch previews and videos of new LEGO product and projects. I have a pretty serious Pinterest board of LEGO® party ideas and I think we have 3 different LEGO® magazine subscriptions coming to the house. And guess where we went on vacation this summer? LEGOland®, of course!
(Don’t ask about the shirts. It’s a long story, but let’s just say we didn’t lose anyone for very long at the park). My little LEGO® fans were in heaven!
One of the only things my kids like as much as playing with LEGOs® is watching videos on YouTube. They can be in any part of the house, but if they hear a video starting on my computer or their dad’s computer, they come running to check it out. They would love to be able to search YouTube for videos at their interest level, all day long, but we have had to forbid them from doing that, since YouTube is not always a kid-friendly place–as I am sure you are all aware. UNLESS you have specific playlists just for them created from a trusted channel!
This is why I was excited to see that LEGO® now has their own YouTube channel with over 500 videos and more being added all of the time. And I love that they have made it so easy to create our own custom playlists! This way, I can have a bit of control over what they are viewing, and they can access their favorite videos from most anywhere.
I followed all of the directions on this fun infographic:
Cool right? We actually started two playlists, because my 5-year-old daughter has rather different tastes in LEGO® shows and products than her 8-year-old brother. (Big shout-out for that new line created for girls. LEGO® Friends! Where were those when I was growing up? So cute and fun!)
So here is our playlist. I actually got it started and let my son add the videos. I’m sure he would have added many more, if I hadn’t made him stop to go and clean his room. So I have not personally watched these particular shows, but it gives you a good idea of the what an 8-year-old boy might be excited about.
And here is the one we started for my daughter. I’m hoping they add more of the girlie videos to the LEGO® Channel soon.
And now mw 2-year-old is getting into all of the cute DUPLO videos, so I’ll have to make a playlist of those for him. He’s always stealing my phone. Maybe it would be better if there was something for him to do on it rather than text nonsense to my friends or search gibberish.