Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I've been entertaining Wendy for quite a while with clips of The Wiggles from YouTube. There are plenty of shows that Wendy enjoys, but none have the trance-inducing qualities of The Wiggles. (I don't advocate the use of a television or computer as a babysitter, but for those times when you're trying to finish dinner and the toddler insists on using your legs as playground equipment, a little video entertainment goes a long way.)
My only problem with the YouTube clips was the short duration; most of the clips Wendy was watching were between 2 and 5 minutes long. She's too young to understand how to replay the video; in fact, we have a strict "no touching the keyboard" policy.
Then I discovered YouTube's playlist feature. I was able to put together a playlist of Wendy's favorite clips, and get about twenty minutes of continuous Wiggly action! I set her up with the laptop on the kitchen floor last night, and it was fantastic!
Now if I could figure out how to put the video clips from YouTube on my iPod, then we'd be set...
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