YouTube is a rich resource to find educational videos for children of all ages. A “channel” within YouTube is a series of videos posted by the same individual or group, typically addressing the same topic. Topics of educational videos cover all subject areas including core subjects like reading, writing, math, science, and social studies and can be a great resource for children for enrichment, practice or remediation. Here are some examples of top YouTube Education Channels:
- Kahn Academy provides videos on math topics ranging from elementary all the way through college that provide examples and step-by-step instruction on how to solve problems. In addition they have science and language based videos and channels.
- Sesame Street is great for Pre-k through early elementary learners to introduce a wide variety of educational concepts including not just numbers and letters, but also vocabulary, math computation, and science.
- HooplaKidz is another popular early elementary YouTube channel for kids ages 2-8. While much of the content is nursery rhyme based, the bright colors and cute characters help to catch and keep the attention of young children. They have videos that also cover phonics and spelling.
- YouTube Edu (Primary & Secondary) is a compilation of the most popular education videos on YouTube. This is a valuable resource for homework help and for remedial learning. It is great for kids of all ages, but seems more geared toward upper elementary and older. The videos are divided by topic to make it easier to browse through the videos. There is a lot of great content to make learning fun!
Do you utilize video at home to support your child’s learning? What are your top resources? Share below.
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