Going through a three year old’s YouTube browsing history is like a window into the mind of a madman. It twists and turns in unexpected ways, making connections where most people would see only randomness, and stopping to relish in the mundane. Welcome to the digital era: You can now watch videos of paint drying from the comfort of your own sofa.
Thanks to the related posts tab along the side of the screen, my son is free to roam aimlessly through the labyrinth of videos people post on the internet. Of course, I make sure I’m nearby to ensure he’s not watching anything offensive. Otherwise, I give him free reign; it’s his screen time and he can waste it however he likes.
Here is a list of the videos my son has watched in the last few days.