10 Educational Youtube Channels for your Toddler to Watch Now

10 Educational YouTube Channels for toddlers!

Youtube (and the internet) can be a dangerous place – but it doesn’t have to be.

My daughter, at two and a half, loves to watch educational content on YouTube. She already knows her colors, can (almost) count to ten, and is working on her alphabet.Β I don’t want to take all the Β  credit for that though – I think a part of this is the videos she watches occasionally on YouTube.

Need a little bit of time to yourself, or quite time so you can get things done? Have your little one watch one of these YouTube channels so you don't have to worry about what they are watching!

As a busy parent, sometimes you need 20 minutes to get some things done. Been there, done that.

Knowing what to allow your child to watch can be hard, though. There are so many channels on YouTube that are not kid-friendly. I’m here to provide you with a list of 10 Youtube Channels that you can feel safe with your children watching!

Little Baby Bum

This Youtube channel, with over 12M subscribers, is one of my favorites. They produce short-form, animated videos. This channel also produces compilation videos that are longer if that suits your needs as well.

Some of their content includes:

  • Nursery Rhymes
  • ABC
  • Numbers
  • Shapes
  • Recycling
  • Getting Dressed

Their channel produces a wide range of content for children of various ages (but still appropriate for all ages). They even produce content in other languages.

Sesame Street

This one stands the test of time. I watched Sesame Street on PBS as a child, and now my daughter enjoys it on YouTube. This official channel of the show has short-form content, such as clips from the show, songs featuring special guests, and even whole episodes.

Elmo’s song is one of my daughter’s favorite songs!


Blippi is another great and educational channel. It features the main character, Blippi, traveling to a variety of places to teach children about a variety of places and things.

Videos range from short-form to long (over an hour), so you can find the perfect length for you.

Some of their content includes:

  • Machines and Trucks
  • ABC
  • Brushing Your Teeth
  • Songs
  • Car Wash
  • Learning at the Aquarium
  • Boats
  • Snow

Baby Einstein

You may have heard about this before, but they have a Youtube channel as well. Toddlers can learn through the use of songs and puppets.

Topics include:

  • Animals
  • Words
  • Holidays
  • Nature
  • Music
  • and more!

Story Bots

The story bots are little creatures that seek out answers to big questions, like why do we need to brush our teeth? This series is animated and keeps toddlers engaged, while being educational. They even have a full series on Netflix, that my daughter also likes to watch!

Some of their biggest mysteries solved:

  • Outer Space
  • Brushing our Teeth
  • Dinosaurs
  • Trucks
  • Firefighters
  • and more!

Mother Goose Club

This is another channel that is also based upon a series available on Netflix. This channel produces YouTube content around nursery rhymes and songs.

Some of their content is animated, while some is live action.

  • Learning Numbers
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Colors
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes
  • ABC
  • and more!

This channel will have your toddlers dancing and singing. Just beware – this channel does have some “Daddy Finger” videos. This isn’t something that your kids have to avoid – I just find the song obsessively annoying πŸ˜‰

PBS Kids

This is the official YouTube channel of PBS Kids. On this channel, you will find clips from some of my daughter’s favorite shows.

  • Daniel Tiger
  • The Wild Kratts
  • Arthur
  • Peg + Cat
  • Splash and Bubbles

The clips are short, between one and five minutes long – so this is perfect for a toddler’s attention span.


This channel centers all around the alphabet. It is broken up into stages:

  • Learning Letters
  • Phonics
  • Letter Teams (like TH and OA)
  • Rhyming
  • Long Vowels
  • Learning to Read

My daughter loves the learning letters videos. They are short and fun!

Pancake Manor

This channel is probably less known, but will have your toddler singing and dancing along.

They teach a variety of topics:

  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Words
  • Counting
  • ABC


This channel is probably not theΒ most educational of all on this list. But, dang, is it entertaining.

My daughter is on a HUGE dinosaur kick, and she just loves this channel. Their channel is less of the typical toy opening channels, and more like a TV show.

It’s definitely worth checking out if your little ones love dinosaurs.


And, with that, it rounds out our list of the top educational Youtube channels. So, save yourself some sanity, and stop watching Ryan’s Toy Review for a while πŸ˜‰

What is your child’s favorite Youtube channel? Let me know in the comments!

Helping others is truly my passion. I’m Andrea, a 28-year-old working momma to one toddler. I love connecting with other mommas to share tips and tricks and maybe a laugh or two along the way. Email me at andrea@thatbusymomma.com

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  1. This post totally rocks! My twins are just now getting to that age where they can concentrate on a video for more than 5 minutes and really enjoy Baby Einstein. We have watched every Baby Einstein show at least 5 times so I’ve been searching for something new. This compilation is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so much – so helpful! P.S. I love how you integrated the youtube videos right into your site – very nice.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! I totally understand having to watch the same videos over and over! My daughter does the same thing! I was getting pretty tired of having to watch the same play doh and surprise toy videos, so I went on a hunt for new channels! So far, she has loved these channels. I hope your twins do as well! πŸ™‚

    1. My daughter could watch Blippi all day if I let her LOL. I hadn’t heard about Busy Beavers, I will check that out as well for her! Thanks so much.

  2. Thanks for this! My son lives Little Baby Bum but has unfortunately discovered the toy opening videos. I have a visceral hate of them so I’m going to try to sway him away with some of these:-)

    1. Kathy, I know the feeling! I cannot stand the play doh, surprise egg videos either!! I hope your son loves some of these videos. My daughter is obsessed with Blippi right now! It’s better than kids opening toys or the even worse videos of adults playing with toys! LOL

  3. I was just thinking I need to find more educational channels for my daughter but sorting through them all takes so long. I appreciate this post because you did all the work for me! Thanks so much!