19 Videos to Entertain Your Toddler in a Pinch

Let’s face it: as much as we all aim to limit screen time, there are the moments when you something to deploy when all else has failed.  Whether it’s to give yourself a couple minutes to finish cooking dinner, or time to go pee alone, we’ll never judge you for hitting the digital panic button.  And when you need to go to the nuclear option, as we call it in our house, you want something good (and safe) for your child.

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Check out this list  of some of the most popular videos to entertain your toddler. Have one to add? Tweet it to us @wee_spring.

Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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10 Responses

  1. There’s on more I can throw your way http://youtu.be/yihq8BIhL9c the elephant song by Eric Herman. My kids LOVE it!

  2. Eric says:

    We just uploaded this for this age group. Hope you like it. 🙂


  3. Ralph says:

    This nice little train video will help your toddler lear to count: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W72nr97VSyk
    Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Emma says:

    Learn to count at the seaside with Daisy and Fluff at the seaside is super cute 🙂

  5. Ian says:

    Yes! 5 minutes to pee, make a phone call, get the mail… We have three girls and I started making my own videos to occupy them. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPG6vcnQ00Fmotg5A-VXwGA

  6. Geo Mihalache says:

    Here’s another one – animated learning resources – numbers, alphabet, vocabulary, working in the garden, did you know, questions and answers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYpzwKU_SjXdDzrfs0JQ-eQ

  7. Janet says:

    What a great posting! Indeed, as a mom of a toddler & preschooler, I want to be sure that any amount of screen time is educational AND entertaining. I’d love to add Storytime with Annie & Rocco to your list of go-tos. These short, thematic episodes combine picture books with catchy rhyming songs perfect for singing along! Here’s one about insects:


  8. Jason T Lancaster says:

    You could add these. So fun. Fun with apps: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWBepPmWl70c_F4V64krhlJo5attHYZFt

  9. Sandy King says:

    The Mother Goose Club ones are really great. My 3 year old has been watching them for the last year and still isn’t bored of them!

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