Youtube has become synonymous with our (and our children's) lives. We take a look at some popular YouTube channels for kids!
While we try to use it in moderation with children, YouTube remains a great platform for your kids to gain tons of knowledge in a fun way! So today, we're going to recommend Youtube channels that are great for your kids during this stay at home period.
1. Minecraft: Education Edition
No doubt one of the longest-running game that has existed to date, Minecraft is a great game that opens doors to countless creative opportunities. That said, the channel we recommend is Minecraft: Education Edition. This edition helps to teach kids of all ages to develop their problem-solving skills, creativity skills and learn to collaborate with others while building their world in this game. Kids would love this as they get to have fun while improving their critical skills.
2. National Geographic Kids
Kids love animals but since we can’t bring them to the zoo, why not jump on the National Geographic Kids channel? It’s a great channel that has free educational videos, games, and activities that center on wildlife and preservation for kids of all ages. It’s a really fun way for kids learn more about animals and to help them understand the importance of animal preservation for our world. Kids are after all our future leaders, right?
All children who loves storytime. That's why we recommend StorylineOnline, an award-winning children literacy channel. You can find all the best stories for kids alongside creative illustrations to cultivate children's interest in reading.
Reading aloud to your pre-schooler is a great way to encourage learning development and to help prepare your child for independent reading. Reading stories after stories to your toddlers can be an energy-consuming task so why not enjoy it by watching videos together?
4. Crash Course Kids
Produced bi-weekly, Crash Course Kids feature videos for grade school students. Their videos mainly talk about science and anything related, such as animals, space, chemical reactions, engineering, atmosphere and more. Videos are short and direct to the point, where kids can explore the incredible world of science in a fun and engaging method.
Founded by American TV channel - Discovery, Inc, Science Channel focuses on the fields of wilderness survival, ufology, manufacturing, construction, technology, space, prehistory and animal science. There is something for everyone with this crew, from their "Street Science" program to the "Outrageous Act of Science". They even created playlists based on interests so that you can binge-watch like you binge-watched the latest season of your favorite drama.
Ever since SciShow started its channel, it has attracted more than 6 million subscribers! With the success, they started another channel - SciShow Kids to produce videos for kids! Whether it is through conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, SciShow Kids explores curious topics that make us ask "Why?". We suggest starting with their most popular videos, the “Best of SciShow Kids" series.
7. Free School
The best way to learn is to make it as engaging as possible. Freeschool keeps kids engaged while exploring history, classical music, and literature with fun and informative videos. Their popular videos include "Exploring Our Solar System" and "Top 10 Fastest Runners in the World". There are also biographies of notable historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Vincent van Gogh.
For toddlers and small children, they started a dedicated channel, FreeSchool Early Birds, which is a more age-appropriate and kid-accessible.
Hosted by Emily Graslie, the chief curiosity correspondent of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, The Brain Scoop engages children with videos that cover everything from scientific dissection to tours of museums and science labs! Targeted at kids with an interest in natural sciences, Emily generously shares her findings gathered from natural history museums over the years.
9. Kids Learning Tube
Kids Learning Tube began in 2015 as a YouTube channel with a mission to educate kids of all ages through original music and animation. They publish weekly sing-a-long animated videos on YouTube that cover a vast array of educational subjects including the Solar System, Geography, Human Body and more.
10. Science Max
Science Max takes science experiments to a whole new level! Manic, frantic and lots of fun are common comments on their videos.
With an aim to produce educational shows that focus on scientific concepts that interest kids, Science Max also includes a series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home. This way, children learn visually and try these experiments at home (with parent's supervision, of course).
There you have it! Our list of educational YouTube channels, what do you think? Do you have a favourite channel too? Tell us in the comments below!