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Summer is here, which means the possibility of increased screentime. But not all device use is bad.

In fact, there are a number of great educational YouTube Channels covering a wide range of topics. Here are just six to consider adding to your subscriptions.


Sesame Street

An absolute classic and an absolute must-subscribe on YouTube! The Sesame Street channel is filled with a wide variety of videos from the iconic children’s show’s 50+ year history, like this classic clip of The Count’s Counting School.

Sesame Street: The Count's Counting School | #ThrowbackThursday

The Count is teaching a class on how to count! You can count fast or slow, high or low! How do you like to count? -- Subscribe to the Sesame Street Channel here: For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit us at Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization.


Amy Pohler’s Smart Girls

From learning how to compost at home or meeting women who pursued a STEM-based career, the YouTube channel from Amy Pohler’s Smart Girls is perfect for adolescents of all genders.

#STEM10: Meet "Physics Girl" Dianna Cowern

Dianna grew up loving math, but when she found out she could combine it with science to answer questions about the world, she was immediately hooked on physics. When it came time to select a college, she chose MIT.



If you love TED Talks, then you may want to introduce your child to its educational offshoot TED-Ed. This channel is constantly uploading new videos covering a wide range of topics from historical bios to valuable lessons like how to spot clickbait.

This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait - Jeff Leek & Lucy McGowan

Test your wits with a set of hypothetical health studies and find out just how good you are at spotting clickbait. -- Health headlines are published every day, sometimes making opposite claims from each other. There can be a disconnect between broad, attention-grabbing headlines and the often specific, incremental results of the medical research they cover.


National Geographic Kids

Animals and science experiments and eco-friendly crafts…OH MY! What doesn’t the Nat Geo Kids YouTube channel have?!

How to Make a T-Shirt Tote | Kids Vs. Plastic

Find out how to make a reusable tote out of an old t-shirt! Tune in Fridays at 9 a.m. ET for a new episode. ➡ Subscribe for more National Geographic Kids videos: ➡ Visit our website: ➡ Get your Planet Protector certificate: About Kids Vs.



SoulPancake was co-founded by actor Rainn Wilson and is targeted toward tweens and teens. The channel covers a diverse set of topics including art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor.

Welcome to SoulPancake

We make stuff that matters. New videos every week | -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- How do students react when high school boys are treated like women in Congress?? CLICK HERE to find out! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-


The Spangler Effect

Have a kid that loves science? Then they should check out The Spangler Effect, which is full of all sorts of experiment ideas and regularly adds new videos.

Liquid Nitrogen Rocket with Steve Spangler on DIY Sci S01E06

Steve Spangler turns a little water and some liquid nitrogen into an insanely cool rocket! To watch full episodes of Xploration DIY Sci visit: And don't forget to download the Xploration Station iPhone and Apple TV app today! Check out my other channels...

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