Who is Ms. Rachel and Why Do Kids Love Her?

Rachel Griffin Accurso, a.k.a. Ms. Rachel is the overall-clad star of YouTube’s Songs for Littles. With over 2.6 million subscribers, Ms. Rachel has become a huge hit with young children and their parents for her engaging, educational videos.

Who is Ms. Rachel?

Rachel Griffin Accurso is a former New York preschool teacher with a Masters degree in Music Education from New York University. She has also studied speech development, early childhood development and early intervention and is working on a second degree in early childhood education. She is also the mother of a child who had speech delays. As a result of her son’s speech delay she decided to create a resource to help encourage language development.

About Songs for Littles

Ms. Rachel along with her husband, Broadway composer Aron Accurso produce the popular YouTube channel, Songs of Littles. The channel is designed to help babies and toddlers learn to talk, learn letters, numbers, colors, animal sounds and more.

What makes Ms. Rachel’s video so popular is her slow-paced and engaging style. She speaks intentionally, repeats herself and gives children ample time to respond. Her researched approach not only keeps kids entertained but helps speech development. Additionally, parents love the simplicity of her videos that provide parents with tools to use at home with their children.

YouTube and TikTok

Accurso was teaching in-person baby and toddler music classes when she decided to create video resources for toddlers that encouraged speech. She started her YouTube channel in her 1-bedroom New York apartment where she filmed and edited each video. Today her channel has more than 2.6 million subscribers and he TikTok has over 2 million followers.

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