While looking for the best kids videos on youtube, my wife discovered something really special. As the father of a toddler, I am always on the lookout for fun things to do with him. My little guy does not technically watch “tv,” but he does watch various clips on Youtube from time to time.
In our quest to discover quality, wholesome (that word always reminds me of wheat bread) and even a little bit educational forms of entertainment, my wife discovered the most excellent Pancake Manor.
Described as “alt rock meets Fraggle Rock,” Pancake Manor is educational, super creative, and will not annoy you to the point of insanity. In fact, the well produced and incredibly catchy songs will get stuck in your head, but you won’t care because Pancake Manor is awesome like that.
Pancake Manor centers around the lives and discoveries of Zack and Reggie – two puppets – that present a fresh, high-quality, musical look at all sorts of important developmental ideas, including: the alphabet, counting, big vs small, dreams, shapes, and even dinosaur bones.
My son loves all the songs & videos, but here are a few of his favorites (or are these actually my favorites?)
Let’s Count 1 2 3
Learning to count is easy & fun! Really catchy hook on this one!
This is where it all started for us – the very first video my wife found. In almost no time, my son learned all his shapes and my wife and I were singing this one around the clock.
Up & Down
There is a robot wearing a Devo hat. Instant win.
Summed up, Pancake Manor is “videos for kids & awesome parents”
Yup. That’s us.
If you like what you see, check out their web page and youtube channel.
If you want to be extra awesome, visit Kickstarter and buy a DVD, CD, or go crazy and have your child featured in cartoon form for an upcoming video!
For many reasons, I think Pancake Manor is among the very best kids’ videos/music on Youtube.