It’s been quite the hectic year, and it seems like things are going to be strange for the near future. Whether your child has been experiencing distance learning online or not, every parent has been worried about their kid’s education this year. While it may take some time to get things back to normal, you can sneak in some educational fun time with these YouTube channels. These appropriate and kid-friendly channels will keep your kids entertained while keeping you happy that they’re learning something. With so much variety on YouTube, there’s something there for every kid to find enjoyable. These are some of our favorites.
A tried and true classic, Sesame Street will never disappoint. Luckily, the TV show has a fantastic YouTube channel featuring all of the lovable characters we all know so well. Murray Monster has videos with fun science experiments, while you can catch Cookie Monster and Elmo in “Monster Fixers” where they fix everything like Humpty Dumpty’s broken shell.
The Smithsonian National Museum of History may not be readily accessible to everyone that doesn’t live in the Washington DC area. However, you can experience the wonderful things they have to offer and plenty of more great content on their YouTube channel. Their videos range from archaeology to astronomy to adorable orangutan videos that nobody can get enough of.
The Brain Scoop
The Brain Scoop is a channel by Emily Graslie, who is the chief curiosity correspondent at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History (isn’t that the absolute best job title you’ve ever heard?!). These videos focus on natural science and include tours of science labs and even dissections!
You can always count on PBS for great kids’ content with shows like Curious George and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. WordWorld is a channel from PBS that helps kids build their vocabulary and practice in a fun way with catchy music, rhymes, and lovable characters.
We all know and love TED Talks, but did you know about the nonprofit’s channel TED-Ed? This channel includes fantastic educational content that is especially great for older kids. For example, their video entitled “Questions No One Knows the Answers To” is a great video to get them thinking about the bigger questions in life. There are also fun videos that ask viewers to try to solve riddles.
Little Baby Bum
This British YouTube channel is a wonderful source of 3D animations with adorable colorful characters, fun original music, and classic nursery rhymes to boot. They have weekly video posts, so there is always something new to look forward to.
ChuChu TV is a channel that is full of videos with nursery rhymes, animations, and fun original songs. ChuChu is one of the most popular kids’ YouTube channels, with 30 million subscribers to date. The channel features nearly 400 videos, so you’re bound to find something your child likes.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Tired of everyone just laying around the house staring at the screen? Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great way to get your kids moving around and also practicing mindfulness and relaxation — something we all could use at a time like this. There are plenty of guided practices and fun interactive adventures to try out.