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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.

 

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.

 

TED-Ed

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.

 

National Geographic Kids

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

 

SoulPancake

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 | http://bit.ly/SoulPancakeSubscribe -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- How do students react when high school boys are treated like women in Congress?? CLICK HERE to find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km0tiHY94sQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

 

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: https://xplorationstation.vhx.tv/diy-sci And don't forget to download the Xploration Station iPhone and Apple TV app today! Check out my other channels...

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