At my house we’re constantly on the edge of being sucked into the vortex of screen time.
Yes, screen time is bad for little kids.
But if you are going to let them watch, a pretty good option is to pull up storybooks read aloud on YouTube.
Here are some of my favorites. Some are by the authors themselves, and others are just by fun storytellers.
The Book With No Pictures, by B.J. Novak
Giraffes Can’t Dances, by Giles Andreae
The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams
I Really Like Slop, by Mo Willems
Oh the Places You’ll Go, by Dr. Seuss
Tyrannosaurus Funk by Sandra Boynton
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Possum Magic, by Mem Fox
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen
Clark the Shark, by Bruce Hale
Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White
Good idea is to set up your own playlist on YouTube so that these just play on a loop for your kids while you are doing something super important – like having a normal conversation over dinner at a restaurant.
Any more suggestions?