As the winter months drag on and our opportunities for activities in public indoor spaces continue to be limited, keeping our right-brain dominant kids busy and entertained at home has become increasingly difficult. Admittedly, many of us have resorted to increasing electronics time. If they are going to be using their devices anyway, why not have them watch something both fun and educational. Here’s my current list of favorites.
- National Gallery of Art makes learning about famous artists and works of art fun and palatable for our kids.
- Cayton Children’s Museum uses storytelling, singalongs, and arts & crafts how-to videos to teach lessons on empathy, collaboration, courage, etc.
- Check out Children’s Museum of Manhattan for at home art ideas, story times and singalongs as well.
- Creative Discovery Museum in Tennessee encourages kids to explore, innovate, create and play with their videos.
- The National Children’s Museum has STEAM focused videos featuring nature, climate action, design & build activities and so much more.
- Discovery Education has virtual field trips featuring trips to the tundra to learn about polar bears to Mount Kilmanjaro.
- Learn How to Draw all kinds of things with simple 2 minute instruction videos from Young Rembrandts.
- Did you know the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, home of famous Hippo, Fiona, has hundreds of videos featuring their animals?
- The Franklin Institute in Philidelphia gets kids excited about science with at home activities in their #SparkofScience series.
- From the Chicago Field Museum comes The Brain Scoop which provides a glimpse behind the scenes of a natural history museum.
- Give yourself an ArtAttack with these artists on Soul Pancake. There are a lot of other cool videos too, like “Kid President” and “The Art of Happiness.”
I had so much fun finding these channels for you. Do you or your child have a favorite YouTube channel? Share it in the comments.