Making Playlists for the Boys on the #LEGO® YouTube Channel #Spon

Accessing LEGO® videos for kids just got a whole lot easier with the LEGO® YouTube Channel. I could have used some LEGO® YouTube playlists just about two years ago.

That was about the time that I dreaded taking my kids to the doctor. James would have been 9 and Ryan was 6.

There is something about sitting in a large waiting room that brought out the worst in my kids – Ryan in particular. He would run and jump around, performing for James who, of course, was highly entertained. In fact, he encouraged Ryan to keep it up.

Embarrassed, furious and grasping at straws, I threatened to take away the initial bribery of going to McDonalds for “good” behavior. That didn’t work, and I just wanted to scream in frustration. Finally, when I was able to get him to stop doing one thing, he found another button pushing activity. I recall telling him through clenched teeth to get off of the floor, get off of James, keep his voice down, etc..

Once we went from the waiting room to the Doctor’s office, the behavior didn’t improve. Ryan would spin around in the Drs. chair. Next, he went for anything that wasn’t nailed down. He grabbed the stethoscope and the blood pressure cuff and if rubber gloves were visible, he would take and blow them up. James, all the while trying to be good, but enjoying the show a bit too much.

Fast forward a year later, and Ryan was officially diagnosed with ADHD which I am sure you’re not too surprised to read!

Ryan loves TV, movies, and videos and when he’s watching something, he is very focused. Truthfully, if I had access to an iPad and a playlist of LEGO® YouTube Channel videos, these Drs. visits would have gone much more smoothly.

Making Playlists on the #LEGO® YouTube Channel

These two are tried and true LEGO® video fans, Ryan loves  LEGO® Ningago videos and they both just watched the LEGO® Chima 1 hour special a few nights ago. However, James just has to be  LEGO®’s BIGGEST fan.  He has so many sets that we’ve lost count a long time ago. He loves Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Batman, to name just a few,  and just recently for Christmas received a couple of  Hobbit LEGO® sets.

To say that James was very excited about us making our first LEGO® YouTube Playlist, would be an understatement! He kept asking me when, when, when we were going to do this.

I was excited too! Finally, I could let him sit down and browse YouTube videos that I knew were safe for him to see because they are on the official LEGO® YouTube channel. It was just a couple of weeks prior to this that he wanted to look at LEGO® vidoes on YouTube. (There must be thousands of LEGO® videos from just as many sources.) I had to nervously supervise and make sure they were safe for him to see.

James

I must admit the timing is perfect for this, because I am going to be taking them both to an orthodontist  soon. Ryan is getting phase 1 of braces! James can be happily watching (and listening with ear buds) to his LEGO® video playlists on the iPad, while Ryan is getting his teeth worked on.

Another situation where LEGO® video playlists would be a great way to keep the boys occupied would be when I am cleaning the house before a party. If they were both watching videos, they would be in one place, out of my hair!

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Here is the Star Wars LEGO® video playlist that James made:

  • LEGO® Star Wars™ – The Yoda Chronicles Episode 1 Part 1 Umbaru
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ The Yoda Chronicles
  • LEGO® STAR WARS™: The Han Solo Affair
  • LEGO® STAR WARS™ – Revenge of the Brick
  • LEGO® STAR WARS™: May the 4th Be With You
  • LEGO® STAR WARS™: May the 4th Be With You 2

Making playlists on the #LEGO® YouTube Channel is very easy. Here’s how:

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About the LEGO® You Tube Channel

With over 500 videos and more being added on a daily basis, you will be sure to find videos from a name that you trust. When you think about it, making custom playlists is an easy way to build something special just for you and your kids. Playlists are easily made from the Official LEGO® Channel and you and your kids may access them anywhere you go  (in the car, at an airport, waiting in line, around the house, etc.)

Thank you to LEGO and Technorati for being sponsors. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 10 and 13. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging, you can find her working at her son’s school, or behind the wheel of her car in the roll of “taxi driver”. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.


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  1. Janet W. says

    I make playlists for my grandsons on YouTube. It has been a lifesaver, especially when waiting at the doctor’s office!

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