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The Ultimate List of YouTube Learning Channels for Kids

As a homeschooling mom whose family lives on a fairly tight budget, I am always looking for more free or low cost educational resources. YouTube is one of my favorites. There are videos on just about every topic under the sun, and there are tons of educational channels specifically made for kids. Here are all the educational channels I could find, organized by subject. And please let me know if I'm missing any great channels, I would love to keep adding to this list!


General Education
-Free School
-Homeschool Pop
-Kahn Academy
-The Brain Scoop
-It's Okay To Be Smart
-NPR's Skunk Bear


-SciShow Kids
-Nat Geo WILD
-National Geographic Kids
-National Geographic  
-The Dr. Binocs Show from Peekaboo Kidz
-Animal Atlas
-Houston Zoo
-Silly Science with Simon
-Minute Earth
-Minute Physics
-Wild Kratts
-The Science Channel
-All Things Animal 
-New Scientist
-Tyler DeWitt - This is a good one for high school chemistry students!
-Brave Wilderness- Brave wilderness is my 9 year old's current favorite. They have tons of great wildlife and dinosaur videos!
-Animal Fact Files
-BBC Earth
-Kurzgesagt- In a Nutshell
-Science Mom
-The Amoeba Sisters

Social Studies 
-Crash Course
-The History Channel
-National Geographic
-Learn the 50 States from Homeschool Pop
-Geography Now
-Simple History
-Studies Weekly


-Mathantics -Our favorite math channel
-Math and Learning Videos 4 Kids

Foriegn Language 

-Learn French with Alexa
-Signing Time! from TreeSchool
-Beginner American Sign Language Course from Laura Berg Life


-Word World from PBS
-Sesame Street
-Kids TV 123
-ABC Mouse
-Peekaboo Kidz
-Have Fun Teaching

Let me know in the comments if you know of any good learning channels I've left out!

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  1. This is a great list! I have teens at home, and we like the CrashCourse videos. They are secular, so some of the content leads to great discussions about our beliefs with my teens. Also, not on YouTube, but ModernStates.Org is terrific for highschoolers preparing for CLEP courses.

    1. We enjoy Crash Corse too. Will have to check out ModernStates!

  2. Great list! For high school science, I'd add The Amoeba Sisters. All my high school students enjoy their videos, and they explain science very well! They cover more high-school science content (mitosis/meiosis, Punnett Squares, etc.)

  3. we watch many of these. You don't have the The Great War channel. fascinating it is.


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