Little Baby Bum

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Songs, rhymes, and vibrant animation for preschoolers.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Some songs and rhymes teach basic skills like rhythm, letter sounds, counting, and directional concepts (up, down, over, under, etc.). Repetition and animation emphasize the material.

 

Positive Messages

Songs, rhymes, and finger games are vibrant and engaging. Some encourage kids to move according to the lyrics and to mimic the characters' actions (clapping, stomping feet, dancing, etc.).

Positive Role Models & Representations

The animated characters are pleasant and act out the songs. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The characters are also featured in a product line that includes books and toys.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Little Baby Bum is a YouTube channel of songs and rhymes performed by animated characters for toddlers and preschoolers. Many are titles viewers will know ("Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "The Wheels on the Bus," and "The Alphabet Song," for example). Others will be new to those who watch. All of the songs and rhymes have learning potential, either by introducing basic concepts like simple number sense, letters and sounds, animals, and colors, or merely by exposing kids to rhythm and rhyming. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note: Our reviewers watch between 1-2 hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others; we do our best to capture the channel's overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choices for their family.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 1 year old Written byKaitlin N. December 7, 2017

We don't love LBB, but we don't hate it (most of the time)

The quality isn't great, but my son really enjoys it. The songs get him physically active and he can tell which song is about to play based on the opening... Continue reading
Parent Written bySasha O. June 3, 2018

My infant loves it

My 6 month old loves this show and only this show. She giggles and smiles and even has favorite songs already. I always watch whatever I allow her to watch to b... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bytheReviewingKoala July 23, 2018

The nursery rhymes are remixed and not that good

It's not a good show, but it keeps many young children happy. It shows a cat using the potty in one rhyme. This show doesn't teach little kids the nur... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 29, 2018

The Saviour

It might not be that entertaining for me but it keeps my little sister happy, which is a hard task to do. We downloaded every volume as of 2017 and put them on... Continue reading

What's the story?

The YouTube channel LITTLE BABY BUM is a collection of songs and rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers presented and animated by a cast of human and nonhuman characters. There's Twinkle the star, Mia, Jacus, Baa Baa the sheep, Daisy the cow, Pig (the pig), Incy Wincy the spider, and Baby Panda, plus other community friends who pop in now and then. The characters sing, dance, and perform the actions of the songs as they play.

Is it any good?

These 2- to 3-minute videos are colorful and engaging -- just the sort of thing that will get kids' attention. Many of Little Baby Bum's songs are classic childhood tunes like "Hickory Dickory Dock," "Six Little Ducks," and "If You're Happy and You Know It" -- welcome familiarity even if the variations give kids brief pause. Some will be new to preschoolers' repertoire (and possibly even parents'), but all are fun to hear and to watch, thanks to the bold animation and darling characters.

There's inherent educational quality to the simple act of singing and repeating rhymes for this age group, and Little Baby Bum's videos are a fun way to get your kids engaged in that process. Songs and nursery rhymes that incorporate simple concepts like number sense, cause and effect, and animal sounds take the learning even further. With videos available individually and in sets running anywhere from 45 to 75 minutes in length, this YouTube channel is a great resource for parents of little ones.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about which songs and rhymes kids most enjoy and why. Can you remember the words? Are there actions that correspond to the lyrics? Were the songs or rhymes in Little Baby Bum new to you?

  • Is it fun to imagine a place where animals walk, talk, and play like people do? Who are some other animal characters you like?

  • Use these songs and rhymes to reinforce pre-reading learning. Count steps as you take them, point out letters on signs, and play "I Spy" to help kids master colors.

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