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YouTube is an amazing place and a terrible place. There are tons of educational resources for kids, but getting there can be a challenge. Luckily, you don’t have to wade through everything yourself! These are some of our favorite educational YouTube channels for kids. A lot of the channels that I picked are geared toward girls, because that is who lives in our house, but boys will enjoy all of the channels on this list, too.
Educational YouTube Channels for Kids
We love these educational YouTube channels for kids:
Minute Physics uses doodle-style drawings to illustrate science concepts quickly. I like that the videos are short, as kids tend to waste HOURS browsing insanely long YouTube videos.
Full Time Kid
This girl is awesome and is already better at Internet at the age of 11 or so than I am at the age of 30. She has educational videos, crafts, and other fun/educational kid stuff that kids love.
Although I find the Vlog Brothers style of video distracting, they are pretty much YouTube itself. They offer content on a variety of topics, mainly aimed at teens. “Hank and John Explain” is a good place to start. They also offer thoughts on current events and how to be a better person.
The Brain Scoop
The Brain Scoop is mainly biology-focused with a lot of content about animals and insects. There are also some surprising videos every now and then, such as one about skinning animals. Some videos have content rating suggestions so parents can decide if they want their kids to watch that particular video.
Actress/writer Amy Poehler started this website/YouTube channel and it is all about helping girls make the most of their talents. Some of the content is aimed at teens, but younger girls (and boys) will also enjoy “Girls of the World” and “Operation Nice.”
We’re big cans of Khan Academy, and their YouTube channel is full of educational content. I like that it isn’t as flashy as some of the other channels. Flashy is all well and good, but sometimes I just want to learn something without distraction.*****************
Now you can get your Reading Rainbow fix any time! Pretty much everything in this channel is worth watching.
Whiz Kid Science
Whiz Kid Science is all about kids doing fun science experiments. A lot of the science experiments on Schooling a Monkey also have video tutorials and demonstrations on Whiz Kid Science.
Geek Gurl Diaries
As it sounds, Geek Gurl Diaries is all about how to be a girl in STEM. There are a lot of videos on coding, logic, video games, electronics, and interviews with women in STEM fields.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids not only has their own content, but they also curate some content from other educational YouTube channels. The video channel is even better than the magazine.
Make Me Genius
Make Me Genius is full of cartoon-style videos about various educational topics from science to geography. This channel is particularly geared toward the younger set of under eights.
Schooling a Monkey
We have a YouTube channel, too! It’s in its baby stages, but we post educational videos there when we complete projects and make discoveries.
What are your favorite YouTube channels for kids?
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