11 best YouTube channels for family entertainment

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YouTube is the new tube. The more kids turn to the internet for entertainment, the more savvy parents need to be in finding quality content for their children to watch. Check out these family-friendly YouTube channels as you form your own TV guide of the future.

1. Bored Shorts TV

If you know this channel, you probably know it as Kid History. Their hilarious videos depict adults acting out stories told by children in the most literal sense imaginable. They’re as clean as they are comedic, but beware: these gut-busting clips are pretty addictive.

2. Sesame Street

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street content on demand?

Why, yes. Just click here.

3. BYU Television

BYU TV’s YouTube channel is the place to go for trailers and previews of their original drama Granite Flats and all the Studio C clips you can consume. As Utah Valley’s version of Saturday Night Live, Studio C has gained a widespread following for its clean sketch comedy.

4. Mormon Channel

The Mormon Channel offers all kinds of professionally produced videos with positive messages, perfect for Family Home Evening lessons or mid-week spiritual boosts.

5. Disney Animation

Obsessed with “Frozen”? It’s cool. The official YouTube channel for Disney Animation is the perfect place to turn to get your daily fill.

6. VSauce

These amazing videos explore the science behind some of our world’s most interesting questions. Curious-minded entertainment seekers, seek no more.

7. LEGO

This channel is the home of all things LEGO, designed to “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow” with webisodes and stop motion videos of LEGO CITY and LEGO Star Wars characters.

8. Super Simple Songs

For pre-K and special needs learners, these simple music videos can help develop speaking and motor skills. Check them out to sing and dance along.

9. Numberphile

These engaging videos make math concepts more visual and interesting. Number lovers unite!

10. Kahn Academy

If you haven’t heard of Kahn Academy, you’ve been sorely missing out. This non-profit is dedicated to providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. It offers excellent homework help tutorials on just about every topic under the sun—chemistry, economics, modern art, you name it!

11. TEDxYouth

TED talks are a thought-provoking resource for people of all ages, but TEDxYouth channel is tailored specifically for teens.

 

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Samantha Strong Murphey is a lover of greenery, glitter and goat cheese, an advocate of media literacy, human rights and karaoke for all. She earned bachelor's degree in communications from Brigham Young University and is a former writer and editor at Utah Valley Magazine. Now, she works as a full-time freelance writer and blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia.

5 Comments

  1. AvatarMommy Reply

    Hey!!! we love most of all those channels too! Especially Kid Snippets!!!! My daughters fave channels are usually about toys though haha her fave channel is Daisys Toy Vlog and HobbyKids TV:) They both are super kid friendly ! I usually watch all the videos with her but I wouldn’t be afraid to leave her alone on either of the channels! Heres a link https://youtube.com/daisystoyvlog

  2. AvatarJames Reply

    I love all youtube channel for kids. I had a little girl and she learn a lot from youtueb education channel. I started to make education app review clips to teach baby, kids to learn language, social skill and having fun, the channel also has reading books clips. Please take a look and give me some feedback! All for our kids development.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/KidsWorldTube

  3. AvatarRachel G Reply

    Love KidSnippets! “Addicting” is the right word for them! My family loves to spend an evening watching Youtube videos and laughing together, but finding funny and totally clean channels is hard sometimes! I have two further recommendations of by kids/teens for kids/teens channels for anyone perusing the comment section here: TotallyFantasticYo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQxMeSRxuu6_HUGj84shVCA (teenagers who like a lot of puns…and Abraham Lincoln) and Seven In All (Seven siblings who live overseas and make videos about their life) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCciJnU21YkX3jsaWBZKN-4g
    Full disclosure, the second channel is my family’s.

  4. AvatarJayMa Reply

    Hello all!! Kai Kay’s YouTube channel is family friendly. He does skits and sketches, vlogs, has a webseries of clean comedy and raps clean raps songs, like Will Smith’s Men In Black. There is no cursing, no sexual type stuff and no bullying type videos, nor does he make negative comedic videos against race, religion, celebrities, etc. Check out his channel if you get a chance!! http://www.youtube.com/user/webejant

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