Educational YouTube channels

 Fantastic YouTube channels your kids will love

We have compiled a list of high quality You Tube channels for a variety of subjects and ages that we hope our readers will find useful – please see below and if you have any suggestions for other You Tube channels we should add, please email  

As with all online content, parental discretion is advised.  We also suggest that you take a look at the YouTube Kids app - which is available on Google Play and the App Store but not currently on desktop, as it filters out more inappropriate content and is specially designed to have a kid-friendly interface.

The Internet Matters website has great advice on how to use YouTube Kids safely here as well as how to implement the restricted mode on the regular version here  


BBC Teach

Contains thousands of free curriculum linked videos produced by the BBC – all arranged by subject and age group


BBC Earth 

This channel is  full of clips and compilations from the BBC’s vast archive of nature documentaries.  Some videos feature scenes of animal death and violence so probably more suitable for older children or when watched with an adult



Clips from the most popular CBBC shows, interviews and songs



CBeebies aimed at younger children.  Includes Numberblocks, Alphablocks and Bedtime Stories.


Cosmic Kids Yoga

A favourite here at Primary Times – hundreds of fantastic kids focussed yoga, mindfulness and relaxation videos for kids.  Many are themed around well-known characters and stories. 


The DadLab  - science, craft and art activities.  Aimed at younger children but plenty of fun things that older ones might be interested in -

National Geographic Kids

Fantastic short films with high quality science and nature films and animations




Sesame Street

This channel needs almost no introduction – short clips from the classic series both modern and older, with an option to view them in themed playlists such as ‘healthy habits’ and ‘back to school’.




An extension of the world famous ‘TED Talks’ – this channel has a fantastic array of high quality educational videos for children  on an incredible range of subjects including history, riddles, nature, science, the arts and much more




Young explorers can learn more about space, see high definition space videos and hear astronauts answer popular questions



Houston Zoo

This world famous zoo has hundreds of wonderful videos of their animals including their babies as well as opportunities to hear from their staff.



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