You remember playing with LEGOS® as a kid, don’t you? I think the vast majority of us born since their invention in 1949 surely do. They were a great way to keep our hands and minds occupied while our parents got stuff done around the house.
From princess castles to creating whole towns, for hours we’d use LEGOS® to bring to life the images inside of our minds. I have very fond memories of my collection of LEGOS® . My parents have very fond memories of peace and quiet 😆 . It’s the one activity that I can recall where me and my brother actually played nicely with one another.
It’s no secret that most of us who once owned these simple yet functional, plastic, building blocks who now have children of our own, have carried on the LEGO® tradition in our homes as well. In an age where everything seems to revolve around the Internet, LEGO® has decided to take a big step forward.
How can our kids benefit from the age of technology where LEGOS® are concerned? Well, I have 3 words for you..The LEGO® Channel.
Yes, the LEGO® brand now has its very own You Tube channel where your youngster or youngsters can sit for hours and watch videos created using LEGOS® in cartoon form, featuring special themes geared towards your child’s specific taste and interests.
Over 500 videos for kids (soon to be thousands) have been added since the channel’s launch date only a short time ago. More are being added daily. You can rest assured that the content will always stay fresh and plentiful.
Some of the current themes for kids are:
Lord of the Rings
Legend of CHIMA
Some of these even captured the interest of my 16 year old son who is extremely Internet savvy and was intrigued seeing several of the movies that he loves included in the LEGO® theme titles. My 7 year old daughter was the one that I used for this review since she is in the age bracket that this channel is more geared towards. However, it doesn’t mean that big kids can’t enjoy the channel as well.
What is terrific is that if you have or create your very own You Tube account which is simple, as a parent you can have total control over what your child or children watch by creating a custom playlist of your very own for them. This playlist can contain as many videos from The Official LEGO® Channel as you wish, and is very easy to create.
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Directly above is the playlist I created for Mikayla. She said some of the others were too ‘boyish’ for her and selected the CITY theme. I for one grew up enjoying Star Wars movies, but this one is such a diva. The images captured her and made her want to choose that particular theme above the others, though again..you can add as many videos to your playlist as you would like. Any and every ‘theme’ if you wish.
With a playlist, the videos you have added will play one after the other making it easy for your child to sit back and enjoy without fuss, and for you to be able to step aside, go about your housework, make an important phone call, or simply sit on the couch and breathe for a moment. (We know how rare it is for moms to get the chance to go and do any of that 😯 . This certainly helps.) You surely will be leaving eager, young minds in good hands.
Playlists you’ve created from the Official LEGO® Channel can be accessed absolutely anywhere you go by both parents and children on your lap top, iPad or cell phone be it in the car, waiting at the airport, standing in line, at home obviously…just anywhere where there is Wi-Fi really.