Jan 272014

Educational YouTube channels can be an amazing resource for kids and babies. My kids, 3 and 1, have learned SO much from watching educational YouTube channels. You can check out our favorites below. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.



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You can also check out this list of 20 Great Toys for Teaching the Alphabet! These high quality educational toys will provide your child with hours of learning fun.


There are so many great educational YouTube channels for kids and babies, and I love to take advantage of them.  Kids love to watch tv, so why not educate them at the same time? After watching youtube channels for several months, we have come up with a list of our favorites.  The ones included in this list are full of upbeat music, bright and colorful graphics, and lots of educational facts.

There are a lot of youtube channels out there that are hard to understand, are not as attention grabbing, or not as educational as I would like them to be.  We really had to weed through a lot of junk to find the ones that my kids like the most, and that I feel are a good fit for them.

 Melissa & Doug Alphabet Blocks Wooden Truck Educational Toy Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks Melissa & Doug Classic ABC Wooden Block Cart Educational Toy With 30 Solid Wood Blocks Melissa & Doug Jumbo ABC Wooden Chunky Puzzle (26 pcs) Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces Melissa & Doug See & Spell Wooden Educational Toy With 8 Double-Sided Spelling Boards and 50+ Letters Melissa & Doug Alphabet Train Lacing Beads – 27 Wooden Train Beads, 6 Pattern Cards, and 1 Lace Melissa & Doug ABC-123 Abacus – Classic Wooden Educational Toy With 36 Letter and Number Tiles

Another factor in my decision is how annoying they are to me (ha!).  If you’re going to sit and listen to the same videos over and over again all day, you have to make sure that they aren’t going to drive you completely crazy!

Here’s a list of the 5 Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids and Babies that I came up with. These channels work great for us. They hold my kids’ attention for hours, I don’t find them to be too annoying, and they are very educational.

5 Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids and Babies

1.  KidsTV123 – This is actually the first educational youtube channel that we started watching with Kayleigh.  The songs are very catchy and the man that sings them has a very soothing voice.  She absolutely loves this channel.  Her favorite video from this channel is The Solar System song.  Perhaps one day she will be an astronaut!

2.  The Learning Station – This channel has educational videos – the alphabet, phonics, colors, etc., but they also have very fun songs that allow children to dance and use their imaginations.  This channel is excellent for getting kids active and releasing some of that energy they have!  Here’s one of our favorites, A Root Chy Cha.

3.  Busy Beavers – This channel is great for teaching the alphabet, colors, numbers, etc.  The graphics are very big and bright and Kayleigh loves their videos. Here’s a great counting video.  I love how they reinforce the numbers with a piano note each time.

4.  Have Fun Teaching – This channel has a lot of really fun and catchy rap songs, like this one for the Alphabet Song.

5.  Hoopla Kidz – Admittedly, I had a really hard time filling this last spot in my list.  The first four in this list came very easy to me, but I struggled with this one.  There are a few different stations I was tossing around for spot number 5, like Harry Kindergarten, Elf Kids Videos and ToyBoxToons.  Hoopla Kidz won out, however, due to the popularity of the channel, and the amount of videos they have available to watch.  I find this station to be a bit on the annoying side, which is why it wasn’t really easy to place here.  We don’t watch this channel as much as we watch the other four named in this list.


Educational Games for 2-8 Year Olds

***UPDATE: Since writing this post, our family has found another favorite educational YouTube channel for kids and babies! Check out ABCkidTV on YouTube!

What are some of your kid’s favorite educational YouTube channels?

Educational Games for 2-8 Year Olds

20 Great Toys for Teaching the Alphabet


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  3 Responses to “5 Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids and Babies”

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