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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Pinkfong! is a YouTube channel offering educational preschool songs, rhymes, and stories that expose kids to concepts like colors, numbers, letters, and phonics. The videos are animated in a bright, bold style that captivates and entertains while they teach, and lyrics are repetitive so as to emphasize simple lessons in effective ways. Because the channel offers individual videos and compilations of several, parents can easily choose how much time their kids spend watching them and what concepts they learn as they do. Please note: Our reviewers watch between one and two 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 choice for their family. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13.
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What's the story?
PINKFONG! is a YouTube channel featuring songs, rhymes, and stories from the preschool brand of the same name. The channel's content exists in stand-alone videos that run one to two minutes in length as well as in compilations that group several under a related theme, such as Planet Songs and Christmas Carols. Most videos are animated throughout, but some incorporate claymation and an acting cast of children to provide movements for song lyrics.
Is it any good?
This popular brand and its pink fox mascot herald joyful preschool entertainment that teaches simple concepts with engaging song and rhyme. Individual videos are very short, which is great for kids' attention spans and merciful for parents, who might be less enthralled with the very repetitious lyrics and tunes. For those who want a little more than one or two at a time, themed collections group, remix, and blend several videos into longer sittings.
Pinkfong! excels at appealing to preschoolers with content that encourages movement, hand gestures, and familiarity with new words and concepts. Simple lyrics and bold animation keep kids' attention while they learn important prereading skills and gain exposure to letters and words as they appear on-screen. Because this channel offers videos of varying lengths, parents can easily control their kids' screen time while selecting songs, rhymes, and stories that help them build their skills set.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about which songs and rhymes are their favorites. What makes the tunes catchy and easy to remember? How does rhyming help with that, too?
Which songs and rhymes incorporate learning concepts like letters, numbers, colors, etc.? What other ways can you use daily activities to emphasize these skills?
Songs with coordinating actions and hand gestures encourage activity while kids watch these episodes. Talk to your kids about why it's important to stay active. How does exercising help us stay healthy? What are some fun ways to stay active?
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