If you allow your children to be on YouTube, you probably have heard of Blippi.
So the other day, I wanted to learn about who Walker Dennis’ current obsession is. By current, I mean, like a six month love affair. Blippi essentially replaced Bounce Patrol in our house.
Thanks to these two wonderful articles, I know a bunch more about the man and the character.
I went from being slightly annoyed at hearing the same music and seeing the same visuals (over and over, again) to having a new appreciation for him, now that I know he’s really Stevin John, a veteran US Air Force serviceman. Good for him for being inspired to make better entertainment for his nephew and now is making crazy money and having world wide recognition, is super impressive.
We got our son this sweet pair of headphones, so I rarely hear the music but it isn’t really that bad. It was more of an issue of hearing the same 30 seconds of something, without context, and on repeat.
According to YouTube
Garbage Trucks for Children with Blippi, is his most popular video.
The ones Walker Dennis has watched the most, is the videos where Blippi goes on field trips.
Like, to the Ranch
Or, to the Trampoline Park (his current favorite video)
Or, learning about the letter B with Handles Franklin, a Globetrotter.
I’m pretty sure the very first video I noticed him watching, and me learning the lyrics, was to the Excavator Song.
Thanks to Blippi for hosting his own videos.
I’m sure my son will eventually move on to another YouTube personality, eventually, but he’s really into Blippi right now. Even when he was into his car crash videos (a very short phrase, but we still have to crash our grocery cart into things, from time to time) he was still watching Blippi.
There are other videos my son watches, on a regular basis, but I haven’t felt compelled to figure out what their deals are, yet.