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12 Awesome and Educational YouTube Channels For Kids and Parents

Today’s kids watch YouTube in the same way past generations watched TV. They follow their favorite stars, comment on videos, and immediately rush to watch new content. While YouTube can be a handy tool for keeping kids occupied, it also has a lot of content that’s not great for children to see.

Parents who want to make sure their kids are watching age-appropriate content or educational content can check out these 12 channels. Who knows, you might watch a few with your kids and decide to recreate some of the lessons yourself!

Super-Awesome Sylvia

Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show features tutorial videos by a young girl on various maker gadgets and toys. Kids can learn all about screen printing or how to make their own silly putty and rockets. For a family activity, consider making your own super-awesome tutorial maker videos.  

The Backyard Scientist

As the name suggests, the Backyard Scientist completes experiments from his backyard in Florida. Videos are typically only three to eight minutes long and the host is usually just as excited about the results as the audience is. His most notable video is an experiment where he pours molten aluminum into a watermelon.

Flocabulary

More than 20,000 teachers across the United States use Flocabulary’s videos to teach basic concepts through hip hop and animation. Subjects include science, math, social studies, and even social topics like managing anxiety and staying safe on the Internet. Not only will your kids enjoy watching and learning from these videos, they’re sure to be singing the songs (and retaining the information in them) long after the videos end.

Vi Hart

Vi Hart brands herself as a mathemusician and virtual reality philosopher. Her videos range from 10 minutes to 30 minutes, but all are witty, face-paced, and entertaining. She even does math improv videos where she sits down without any idea what she’s going to talk about and creates models about math or talks about concepts in the way you would chat with your best friend. Parents and kids alike will appreciate her work.  

ExpeRimental

The Royal Institution of Great Britain has created a number of videos meant to get children thinking deeply about science. ExpeRimental is one series that offers tips for those families who want to do science at home. You don’t need a fancy lab or complete equipment to embrace STEM activities, just a little creativity and a few items found around the house.  

Make Anything

Families with a passion for 3D printing and design will love Make Anything with host Devin Montes. Some of his videos feature answers to problems solved with 3D printing, while others focus on projects he has created with a 3D printer. Get curious about this technology and tap into your creativity as a problem-solver with Make Anything.

HooplakidzLab

Some of the videos created by HooplakidzLab are tutorials, meant for children to complete them while watching. When the host explains what materials your kids will need, they can pause the video and assemble the materials themselves. Some videos do require the use of fire and scissors, so parental supervision is important if you want to use this channel for family activities.

Science Bob

Bob Pflugfelder is the host of Science Bob, a YouTube Channel that features experiments you don’t want to try at home. Pflugfelder plays with mousetraps and fire and exploding pumpkins to show that science is amazing. An elementary school science teacher when he’s not making videos, his experiments are ideal for kids up to middle grade levels.  

Math Antics

Rob and Jeremy started Math Antics because they wanted to create math videos that were easy for anyone to understand. If your child struggles with math, these videos might help. Some of their top videos deal with the Pythagorean theorem, basic linear functions, and data set properties.

What Do We Do All Day?

Erica is the brilliant mind behind What Do We Do All Day, a blog and video series which features STEAM activities, puzzles, math art, and experiments. She really does a great job of combining the art and creativity elements of science, math, and engineering. Her videos typically aren’t more than a minute or two long and come with in-depth tutorials on her blog.

Sick Science

Sick Science is hosted by Steve Spangler, a celebrity teacher, author, and science toy designer. His YouTube channel features quick videos showcasing crafts that parents and kids can do at home. Use Sick Science when you need ideas to turn a boring rainy day into a STEAM-driven family fun day!

Crash Course Kids

Crash Course Kids explores the world of science, covering animals and exploring the ocean and atmosphere. The videos start with Grade 5 science curriculum and expand to other grade levels. Each video has information for teachers to make sure the content is relevant for the classroom, and parents can also read it to make sure the videos are appropriate for their kids.

  • Asher’s Day

    youtube.com/ashersday Asher’s Day is a wonderful up and coming EDUCATIONAL channel geared towards toddlers. They also have a website http://www.ashersday.com that has FREE kids activities, coloring pages, downloads, recipes, and so much more! My kids are huge fans of Asher’s Day. It’s so new I think it’s only been out there for little over 1 month. What do you all think?

    • Sounds great–we’ll check Asher’s Day out!

  • Infinite Space

    Infinite Space is on a mission to develop games and activities that can bring families together, help them bond and connect and make learning truly fun. From ten minutes to several hours, depending upon the luxury of time that you have, you can now spend quality time with your children doing something they will learn from and actually enjoy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNh9mLG8iKc
    http://www.infinitespace.in/

  • Adventures of Skyler & Noah

    Come check out and subscribe to our new up & coming channel: Adventures of Skyler & Noah

    Click to subscribe and check out our first video: https://bit.ly/2HMynIA

    If the demand is there, we will continue to release “The Story” which is currently in development.

    The aim of our channel is to provide content, from the shores of Hawaii, that is enjoyable for kids, and hopefully their family members as well. ALOHA!!

  • Johnson Carneiro

    nicely written…

    My wife has a channel here: https://www.youtube.com/malaicadneiro
    She’s a teacher herself and hosts quite some videos of her school activities, crafts, travel, etc. You might want to check those out as well.

  • VO TeeVee

    We just started new family friendly channel on Youtube, that features
    new Lego sets built by our family. As parents we know the importance of
    having a safe place for viewing without strong language and violence.

    https://youtu.be/_yDe6vWJS4k

  • 3KidsTV

    Hi! Pls check 3KidsTV YouTube channel. Pls Subscribe & Thanks for watching

    The 3kids TV is a YouTube channel where siblings play together and have fun. The three kids belong to different age groups yet play with each other and enjoy. This channel not only shows the importance of family but also motivated children to do things on their own.
    Letting kids learn while playing is best form of teaching. Encouraging them to build up things is what will help them in taking their own decisions with confidence in the future.
    These videos show the importance of family time. How the kids enjoy playing with each other which helps them understand the reason behind staying together. Not only these but the parents to spend quality time with their kids and take them out for enjoyment. From Disney shows to theme parks, the parents try everything that would make their kids smile.

    Follow us:-
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3kidtv
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/3KidsTV
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/3.kids
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/3kidstv

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZ9CtlECK_Jl92di5fCfSg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHFby9SIjw

  • Rumblelab

    Kids have awesome ideas and we help to make those ideas come to life! Our channel is dedicated to helping kids learn about science and engineering topics on their level.

    Think your kid would want to make with us? Visit our channel to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/rumblelab

    https://youtu.be/aigZ6soC8_4

    • Eov’s checking out your channel…

    • FYI we’ll be updating our list soon with some awesome new channels!

  • Eduardo Garcia

    Hello!

    Our channel, HiDino Kids Songs, has fun songs and great animations for children both in english and spanish. I’d love it if you would check it out and let us know if you like it 😀

    English channel: https://bit.ly/2o7W3fL
    Spanish channel: https://bit.ly/2EyywL7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5EAuuiqBKI

    Thank you 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing / Gracias por compartir!

  • Disquis

    hello everyone here is our new channel would love to hear your comments !

    Lollipop Toys Kingdom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCERJWVRfvgWHNwhzJ_833BQ