Unlike TV, YouTube is an on demand platform that works on almost any device that gives you access to endless amounts of great content. Whether you are a grandma looking for knitting techniques or a teenage girl seeking out the best makeup techniques, YouTube is the place to be.
However before I get stuck in, let me first note that I have sought out channels that provide stimulating content for young developing minds. I have also taken precedence over YouTube channels and videos that do not show ads on their videos as they see enough of this on TV. Ok, lets get stuck in!
Top 10 Best Youtube Videos For Kids
1. Smithsonian YouTube Channel (No.1 Moms Pick)
If you were lucky enough to go to the Smithsonian museum as a kid, you then know the feeling of leaving with awe as to what the world has to offer. The Smithsonian YouTube channel somehow captures those awe inspiring feelings and puts it into a video format.
Another reason that makes this YouTube channel my number one pick is that they have a massive catalogue (over 400 videos) of content ranging from history, technology, nature, science and so much more. Also this YouTube channel is completely ad free!
If your kids love animals and going to the zoo, then this might be the channel for them! The Houston Zoo YouTube channel has hundreds of great and educational videos that are sure to keep your little one intrigued. This channel is also completely ad free.
It’s hard to believe that Seasame Street has been around for close to 50 years! A recent survey has noted that 95% of all Americans at one point or another have watched Seasame Street when they were a kid. Why not continue that tradition so your kids can also fall in love with their favourite characters while also learning along the way.
The video above is easily one of the best YouTube videos for kids! Trust me, my own have watched it close to 20 times!
What if there was a Discovery Channel but for kids? Well this is essentially what SciShow is. They have hundreds of videos that cover all ranges of topics about science. I even find myself being intrigued by some of these videos.
This channel is one that I actually got recommended by a friend of mine. My young boy instantly became addicted to this channel as it is hosted by a 14 year old named Evan. The channel mainly comprises of assembling legs, games, reviews, pranks and heaps more goodies. A must watch!
If your kids are into cooking or baking, then this might be the channel for them! Hosted by Charli and her sister, they come up some some incredible recipes that are both extremely tasty and fun too make. Me and my daughter have made a couple of these recipes together and had a blast!
Next on my list of the best YouTube videos for kids is the CoolSchool YouTube channel hosted by Ms Booksy. My kids absolutely love their books so they were incredibly happy when I stumbled upon this channel. Simply this channel is about Ms Booksy narrating childhood classic books with fun illustrations. There are also hundreds of videos to choose from.
8. Kids TV
If your kids are on the younger side, this channel is great! Most of their videos cover the educational style video about simple maths and english. These videos are also paired up with great graphics and illustrations which are also combined with soothing melodies.
Do your toddlers lover nursery rhymes? Well then this might be the YouTube channel for them. They have hundreds of great videos that cover some of the most loved nursery rhymes from our own childhoods. The above video “wheels on the bus” is their most popular which has over 2 billions views. Yep 2 billion!
10. Will It Slime
As you might have guessed from the channel title, this dad and daughter combo is all about slime! After watching dozens of their videos with my kids, they are actually wildly entertaining. Firstly they show the slime making instructions and then how to play with it. A truly great channel!
If you want to learn more about great YouTube channels and videos, you can check out our list on the best YouTube documentaries here.