35+ Best Educational Videos for Kids for K-12 (Every Subject)

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While I generally limit “screen time”, I make exceptions for the best educational videos for kids, which have proven valuable for my son.

I have compiled a list of all the homeschool YouTube videos we have come across.

These are our favorite YouTube channels for kindergarteners through to high school grades.

With the right supervision, kids can learn so much from learning videos on YouTube.

kids educational videos

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We use some of these YouTube shows for kids to supplement our best homeschooling resources. My son’s favorite at the minute is Crash Course he uses it for both science and history.

Best educational YouTube channels for kids

If you set up YouTube Kids which has lots of parental controls on it, your children will be much safer online.

I have broken this list into easy-to-manage sections. But, I had to include my 10 favorite educational shows on YouTube first.

Some of these are for younger children and some for high school. But I have detailed them in age and subject order below.

boy watching generation genius math video on a laptop

Top 10 educational channels for kids

These are the best YouTube channels for kids:

  1. Generation Genius
  2. Crash Course
  3. Art for Kids Hub
  4. CNN10
  5. It’s AumSum Time – Maths and Science
  6. Homeschool Pop
  7. Horrible Histories
  8. Ted Ed
  9. National Geographic Kids
  10. How Its Made

Check out our Curiosity Stream review and see how we use it in our homeschool. Or just download Curiosity Stream today (it is less than $20 per year!)

Educational kids videos on YouTube

This section is for channels that don’t focus on any specific subject, yet are the best kids’ YouTube channels for homeschoolers! They cover everything and anything.

ted ed educational kids shows

Check out our favorite free homeschool curriculum too!

Educational science videos

If you are looking for the best homeschool science curriculum check out our updated post.

crash course

History shows for kids

If you are looking for the best homeschool history curriculum check out our recent post.

horrible histories

Best geography YouTube channels

If you are looking for the best homeschool geography curriculum check out our recent post.

nat geo kids

Not channels but I couldn’t have the best kids’ YouTube channels without adding these brilliant educational cartoons

Best YouTube channels for drawing

If you are looking for more inspiration check out our post on the best homeschool art curriculum.

art for kids hub

Educational videos for kindergarten

If you are looking for a kindergarten homeschool curriculum you can check out our Schoolio review.


Last Updated on 24 April 2024 by Clare


  1. Great to have this list as a resource. I also think that just to google something we wouldn’t normally (like how to…whatever) is valuable too helping those kids who struggle with print or academics to learn in more visual ways.

    1. I have found with subjects such as art and history in particular for my son a visual aid is just brilliant. šŸ™‚

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