Real life: my kids have iPads but my husband and I only allow them to be used on vacations. With that said, we have the YouTube app on every TV in our house and while I’m guilty myself of thinking it’s not the best app for my kids to be on, it actually has the potential to be wonderful. If you know what channels to allow your kids to watch, it can truly become an incredible tool to keep them engaged when you, as the parent, are occupied every once in a while. Read: this is not a replacement for parenting!!!

But the truth is, that there are so many fun and educational channels on there. From science experiments to storytelling, to drawing tutorials, that your littles will, undoubtedly, find super entertaining and crave more of. In no particular order, I’m sharing 15 of the best kids channels on YouTube that offer something for every young viewer!

Discover the best kids channels on YouTube for entertaining and educational content! Your kids will love them and learn from them!


Numberblocks is the best! This vibrant and interactive series makes learning math concepts a total blast for kids and it’s actually how Brody learned math before going into Kindergarten. With colorful characters and engaging animations, Numberblocks makes numbers come to life in a fun and exciting way.

Netflix Jr.

Netflix Jr. is filled with your kids favorite animated characters and educational shows (from Story Bots to Super Monsters, and more) designed just for young viewers. It’s perfect for entertaining and educating kids whenever they need it.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids offers a treasure trove of videos showcasing the beauty and wonder of our world. From adorable animals to mind-blowing science experiments, National Geographic Kids inspires curiosity and a love for learning about the world around us. This is my son Brody’s recent fave at age 9!

SciShow Kids

Join Jessi and her robot sidekick, Squeaks, for an adventure into the world of science with SciShow Kids! With fascinating topics ranging from outer space to the human body, SciShow Kids makes complex scientific concepts easy to understand and fun to explore.

PBS Kids

Step into the world of PBS Kids for hours of fun and learning! From beloved characters like Curious George to exciting adventures with the Wild Kratts, PBS Kids’ YouTube channel offers a wide range of educational entertainment that kids LOVE.

Art for Kids Hub

Unleash your child’s inner artist with Art for Kids Hub! Whether they’re drawing animals, superheroes, or holiday scenes, Art for Kids Hub’s step-by-step tutorials make drawing easy and enjoyable for kids of all ages. This one is great for all ages!

NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition

With new episodes out every Thursday, NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition informs and inspires young viewers. It’s my boys’ go-to source for the latest headlines! I appreciate this channel’s in-depth reporting with trusted journalists delivering the news.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Get your kids moving and stretching with Cosmic Kids Yoga! Each video combines storytelling with yoga poses, making exercise fun and engaging for children of all ages. It’s also a great way to promote physical activity and mindfulness in kids.

Simple Kids Crafts

Get crafty with Simple Kids Crafts! With easy-to-follow 5-minute DIY projects using everyday materials, Simple Kids Crafts encourages creativity and imagination in kids. From homemade toys to festive decorations, there’s no limit to what kids can create. That’s why this is definitely one of the best kids channels on YouTube!

The Brain Scoop

Hosted by Emily Graslie, The Brain Scoop takes kids behind the scenes of natural history museums and introduces them to the wonders of the natural world through engaging and informative videos. How cool is that?!

Tasty Recipes

While Tasty Recipes isn’t specifically made for kids, my boys are totally hooked! They find the cooking demos and yummy dishes so satisfying and it’s become a go-to source of inspiration for them in the kitchen, igniting their curiosity and love for cooking experiments!!

Sesame Street

A classic favorite for generations, Sesame Street’s YouTube channel features beloved characters like Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird in educational videos that cover letters, numbers, and social skills!


Explore the official Cocomelon YouTube channel for tons of lively nursery rhymes, catchy songs, and educational content! From numbers and letters to colors and more, it’s engaging fun for little learners!

Just Dance Kids

Get ready to dance with Just Dance Kids! This YouTube channel is packed with fun routines made just for kids. With catchy, current tunes plus easy moves, it’s the perfect way to get active and have a blast! All my kids have fun with this one!!

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a YouTube channel where famous actors read children’s books aloud. It’s like having someone special read you a story, making reading fun and exciting for the kids!

These are some of the best kids channels on YouTube! They truly do all offer a wealth of entertaining and educational content that will keep your kids enjoying themselves while fostering their curiosity and learning. So, the next time your little ones say that they want to go on YouTube, give one of these channels a try!!! You’re welcome!!!


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