Dear Cocomelon: Thank you for Existing
As a toddler mom, it’s not easy to get much done when my toddler is awake. As much as I think I’ll get laundry, work, or a quick moment to rest, you’re instantly pulled by the arm (literally) and told, “Ma sit down.” I love spending time with my toddler. Playing tea. Reading books. Going outside and running around. They make amazing memories. What do you do when you need a couple of minutes? To cook or answer the phone. It’s not easy to find a second to do anything with a vocal and mobile toddler.
I remember searching YouTube for some nursery rhymes one night and stumbled upon a channel called Cocomelon. The videos are comprised of a fun cartoon family that sings all kinds of fun nursery rhymes.
My baby at the time was so intrigued. The colors. The characters. The songs. As I finished up dinner, I found myself singing along. That’s when I discovered how awesome Cocomelon truly is.
While I, like most parents, try to limit how much and what my toddler watches, this channel has helped many parents with those little bits of minutes of toddler quiet. Once I discovered the songs and shows, I began speaking to other parents and found we all had been watching it. We were all thankful to Cocomelon.
As I began to research the show and its channel, I found Cocomelon was created by a husband and wife to entertain their children. They had experience with illustration and created these videos. They live quiet lives now even though they make over $120 million a year (1). They create videos that show toddlers how to say thank you. They talk about washing their hands. The songs and videos have been updated to explain to toddlers newer topics as well as singing the traditional nursery rhymes.
I just want to thank them. Thank you, Cocomelon. I thank you for the 10 minutes you gave me to make my chicken did not burn. Thank you for the 5 minutes you gave me to answer a work call. Thank you for helping make my first solo airline flight a smooth travel experience. More importantly, thank you for making my baby girl smile. Thank you for helping her know how to say thank you and I’m sorry. Any new parents, seriously subscribe to their channel. You will thank me…and Cocomelon.