The Best YouTube Channels For Kids that Parents Will Love
Skip the screen-time guilt with these wholesome and enriching picks that both kids and parents will love.
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Jamie Amor, a former kids’ birthday party entertainer and avid yogi, founded Cosmic Kids Yoga in 2012. She spins compelling tales, with themes like Star Wars and Frozen, while leading kids through a series of yoga poses. Cosmic Kids is a wonderful combination of mindfulness, exercise, and sillines—and a great way to turn screen time into physical activity.
If you have a child who loves sports (and physics!), they are probably already obsessed with Dude Perfect. The originators of the “trick shot” video, these four guys were roommates at Texas A&M University. The guys tackle their challenges with good natured humor and a great sense of sportsmanship. As one of the most-viewed YouTube channels, they also feature cameos by sports celebs.
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From the same organization that produces fascinating talks, podcasts, and events for adults, meet Ted-Ed (the “ed” stands for education). The “lessons worth sharing” videos are collaborations between top educators and talented animators. Kids will learn useful information like why we get fevers and maybe-not-so-useful-but awesome facts like who pees faster, cats or elephants.
Explore our big, bold, quirky world with National Geographic Kids’ self-described weird, wild, and wacky videos. Made just for curious kids, this channel is the go-to place for facts about our world and its inhabitants, humans and animals alike.
Whatever YouTube channel your child watches, be sure to download the YouTube for Kids app. By using this app (as opposed to YouTube as a whole), your child’s viewing experience will be more contained, age-appropriate, and simplified.