Should My Toddler Watch Ryan’s World YouTube Channel?

I’m not sure how to start a blog about Ryan’s World Channel, but the first thought that comes in to my head is “How is he so rich?”.  

If you’re keeping track at home, Ryan, the 10-year-old YouTuber, has a net worth of $100 million dollars.  That’s right, $100 million dollars.  So, while you’re going to work every day and staring at your computer for 8 hours to bring home an average paycheck, Ryan is 10 years-old, with a net worth of $100 million dollars, all because of YouTube.

Now that we got that out of the way, the next question you probably have is, “What is Ryan’s World YouTube channel about?”

Remember the slogan of Seinfeld back in the 90’s, “a show about nothing”, well that’s basically what Ryan’s World is.  A YouTube channel about nothing.  Okay, maybe that was a little too harsh, because obviously it’s about something or else they wouldn’t be making the money they are.

So, let’s look and see what Ryan’s World is and see if it’s worth having your child start watching.

What It’s About:

Ryan started off reviewing toys.  Basically, opening toys and plying with them.  That was basically the whole episode.  His parents would film him opening toys and plying with them.  You may be thinking to yourself, “Haven’t kids been doing this since the beginning of time?”

The answer to that question is “Yes”.  

Now was Ryan the first kid in the history of the world to be videotaped playing with toys by his parents?  Absolutely not.  My parents have hundreds of hours of me playing with toys on VHS and unfortunately, I don’t have a net worth of $100 million dollars.  If I did, I’d probably be living in Hawaii, drinking lava flows, and weighing 500 pounds from eating all day.

Were there other kids on YouTube who played with toys before Ryan?  Potentially and probably, I’m not a YouTube historian and I’m not even sure if that’s a thing.  I’m sure in 10 years it will be though.  Anyway, apparently, Ryan had more charisma and charm than all the other kids before him which caused his channel to explode.

As he got older, he got into doing different things like going to amusement parks, doing science experiments, and playing games with his parents. Again, this isn’t anything earth shattering or ground breaking.  He didn’t spend years of his life training or studying.  I don’t want to use the “L” word, but I might have to.  Some people might say, he got Lucky.  Some people have luck, and some people don’t, but that’s for a different blog.

Who Are the People in Ryan’s World?

Now I’m going to be honest here.  I haven’t watched every single video on Ryan’s YouTube channel and I’m not going to even get into his show on Nick Jr. because I haven’t watched a single episode of that and don’t plan on it.  I will say as a side note, I did see Kurt Angle made an appearance on his show which was strange for him.  Not sure what it says about your career to go from Olympic Gold Medalist in 1996, to having Pay-Per-View wrestling matches with The Rock and Stone-Cold Steve Austin in the early 2000’s to being on Ryan’s World, but I’m not going to judge.

With all rhat said and sorry Kurt Angle if you’re reading this, I didn’t think I’d be taking a shot at you in a blog about Ryan’s World, here are the main characters in Ryan’s World.

Ryan – I will give Ryan a compliment in this section of the post.  He seems like an okay kid and someone I wouldn’t be terrified to have my child play with.  He isn’t bouncing off the walls like some kids on YouTube (I’m looking at you Vlad and Niki) and he’s not setting too bad of an example for younger kids.  He’s kind of, well I guess I’ll say it, charming, if you watch his videos.  I’m a fan of kids who aren’t maniacs on YouTube, so I’ll give you credit Ryan for being a potentially normalize kid for YouTube standards.

Ryan’s Mom – Now, every blog you read about Ryan’s World will give you Ryan’s mom’s real name.  For me I won’t do it for two reasons.  Number one, I don’t care and number two, I really don’t care.  So, if you want to know her real name for some reason you can find it somewhere else.

Anyway, what do I think about Ryan’s mom?  Do I think she’s someone who wants as much attention as she can get?  Yes, I do.  If you watch the videos, she’s in, she’s like Puff Daddy in a Biggie Smalls music video.  All in it for no reason and being annoying.  (If you are too old or too young to get that reference, I’m sorry).  But basically, she’s way too involved in his videos and is neither a good actress nor good at being natural on screen.  She tries extremely hard and is not entertaining at all.  That’s really all I have to say about Ryan’s mom.  Sorry Ryan’s mom.

Ryan’s Dad – Once again, I’m not including his name for the same reasons as I gave for Ryan’s mom.  I will say, I do have a softer spot in my heart for Ryan’s dad than I do for his mom for some reason.  Maybe it’s because I’m a dad myself so I won’t be too hard on him.  Ryan’s dad is what the kids in school up until the Woke age would call a nerd.  And not like the cool nerd that go and invent Apple or Microsoft or techy things.  No, Ryan’s dad is a nerd as in like the kid that would get picked on by the bully at school.  I’m sorry if that was a tough sentence to read in 2022, but yes there were such things as bullies and yes there were such things as nerds.  I’m not saying it was right or wrong it’s just how it was.  Most people survived and wound up just fine.  Ryan’s dad is doing just fine too everyone so no need to feel bad for him.

Again, I have a soft spot for him, but he is also a terrible actor and terrible at being natural on camera.  I’m sure this isn’t what he signed up for when they started filming Ryan playing with toys and didn’t think it would blow up the way it did, but since it has, he must deal with the criticism. I mean his son is worth $100 million dollars, maybe he can toss him some money for acting classes.The Bottom Line

The real question is, do you let your toddler go down the Ryan’s World YouTube channel rabbit hole.  My answer may surprise you after I basically just bashed the family in the last two paragraphs.

Out of everything out there on YouTube, Ryan’s World isn’t the worst thing you’ll find.  I wouldn’t go out of my way to have my son or daughter watch it, but if they stumble on it, I wouldn’t freak out.  They won’t pick up too many bad habits from Ryan (maybe how to be a terrible actor from his parents) and there aren’t tons of annoying songs and kids bouncing off the walls during the videos.

If you disagree with me, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.  And if you’re Kurt Angle, Ryan’s Mom or Ryan’s Dad I apologize for hurting your feelings but stand by my above statements.

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