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Week 1: Looking Back
You can never start your kids' learning too early! One of the classic ways to educate babies and toddlers is the use of nursery rhymes! Today, there's a nearly limitless amount of resources when it comes to nursery rhymes. But, the one series that my older daughter has been most interested since she was 6 months old is Dave and Ava on YouTube. We discovered them through the use of the YouTube Kids app on Android. Here's the link to their YouTube channel.
Dave and Ava's slogan is "Rediscover Nursery Rhymes!" Compared to many of the other related cartoon series on YouTube, Dave and Ava is on the higher-quality side. The animation is excellent and the singing and music is generally top-notch. They have very long videos, too. While they repeat the same ones over and over again, it means you don't have to change the video for awhile. This seems to be the case with most of the nursery rhyme videos. But, Dave and Ava's are the nursery rhymes on YouTube that would capture my daughter's attention the longest.
"Dave and Ava" Nursery Rhymes (Image Source: Dave and Ava Facebook)
The animation is superb and the quality of the songs is pretty good. They also have educational videos that teach ABC's, counting, colors, phonics, and more. These videos can be great for pre-k homeschool. Besides the nursery rhymes, they cover a lot of good educational material. Some of the videos are especially amusing. After you hear them literally hundreds of times, they get old, but she and her younger sister still enjoy them.
If you have a child ages 0-6 and you're looking for a good video series on YouTube for your child to watch, I'd definitely recommend this series. Dave and Ava also have a mobile app for Apple and Android, which you can subscribe to monthly or yearly. The app also features some other activities, as well. For ad-free entertainment that can last your child months or years, it's a good deal for Apple or Android device users.
Dave and Ava currently put out new videos regularly on YouTube.
If you know any other really good YouTube video series for kids or other great nursery rhymes on YouTube, let us know in the comments!
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