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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.

 

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.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.