10 Video Websites for Kids That Are Safe and Fun

Kid video   10 Video Websites for Kids That Are Safe and FunKids represent a large slice of the demographic pie. That’s quite obvious from the large number of web services that cater exclusively to kids. And why not; kids of today take to the mouse or the joystick as earlier generations used to take to plastic bats and balls.

We, at MakeUseOf.com haven’t shortchanged them at all. From apps for kids to specific posts that cover fun sites, search engines, games, or inspiration, we try to do our bit. Because, more than the child, it’s also the parent who is searching for a safe corner on the web for unadulterated kiddie fun.


Video websites for kids is a popular search term on the web. Just as adults have the best of television and the online world when it comes to video, so should our kids. It’s just that there content needs to be more strictly moderated and should blend in subjects that are for kids-eyes-only.

So here are ten online video streaming websites for kids that are closest to a responsible parent’s heart, and of course the kid’s.

Kideos

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Kideos.com and its collection of videos for kids cover their entertainment till age 10. In fact, you or your child can select videos by age. Then there are the child friendly channels like Harry Potter, Farm Animals, Space, Cute Animals, etc. to pick a video to watch from. Most of the videos are hosted on YouTube. Each video gets screened for appropriateness before it features on the online video site. If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad, then there’s a free app available for download too.

Kideo Player

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Kideo Player is YouTube website for kids. It is also probably has the most kid friendly way to view videos. It’s similar to a playlist of selected videos which the kids can go through with a press of the spacebar. The most popular ones are those which have the least spacebar skips. You can press “˜F’ for full screen view of the videos. The idea is to keep things super simple for the youngest among your kids.

KidMango

(no longer offered)

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Kid Mango was a popular online destination for children’s videos – from preschool up to the age of 12. The site is run by GenMouse Inc. who host a bunch of kid-safe websites. Unfortunately, the videos are not available for my country (India). The KidMango Library has popular shows from some of the world’s best producers of animation and live action. It showcases over two thousand videos covering everything from Einstein to aliens and vampires to Leonardo da Vinci.

Kids Tube

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KidsTube.com aims to join the lineup of child-friendly and family friendly video sites. Here, kids can also upload their own videos and socially network with other members. Children can also start their own micro-blogs. The arrangement of videos is like most video portals. The unique thing is that Kids Tube also runs a lot of contests around user uploaded videos. For instance, weekly contests around a theme. It’s a great outlet for perking up your child’s imagination.

Kidz Bop

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Kidz Bop is a carefully moderated, child-friendly website for kids where they can make and upload their own webshows and videos, play games and get creative with music and art. On the free children’s website, you can create a series of episodes into your own webshow. If not a complete webshow, you can upload short videos. Your uploaded videos can also be turned into a contest for others to vote and enjoy.

National Geographic

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National Geographic has a whole channel website dedicated to kids. From funny animal videos to videos that take you to wondrous places, the videos are excellent for education and fun. The free children’s website comes with the quality that’s the hallmark of National Geographic.

Discovery Kids – Beyond

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Just like National Geographic’s offering for kids, Discovery Channel also has one of its own. A mix of education and fun, the lineup of videos is a reflection of what Discovery Kids shows on TV. The clips are kept short enough for attention spans of the little ones.

ZuiTube

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ZuiTube is brought to you by the guys who developed KidZui, the free browser for kids. ZuiTube is a children’s website filled to the brim with videos that are approved by parents and teachers. Most of the videos are sourced from YouTube. It also advertises itself as the largest online collection of children’s videos.

Kidyos

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Covering fun activities like videos, games, and music, Kidyos is worth a look if you have a child who is between 1 and 6 years of age. The site screens its collection from YouTube but also provides a few language options like German, French, Spanish, and Hebrew apart from English.

PBS Kids

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PBS Kids is the online children’s website of the Public Broadcasting Service (U.S). What you get are lots of little videos on the characters from the shows that the channel broadcasts. You can Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dot’s Story Factory, Sesame Street, Curious George, and other shows on the children’s website.

Dedicated children’s video websites are not overflowing on the web unlike their adult counterparts. YouTube of course, hosts a lot of videos but YouTube is a soup of all kinds of videos, most of which might be inappropriate for young eyes. Drop a comment if you have a video website for children that you would like the kiddie world to know about.

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Dave Drager

Saikat Basu

Actually, I had this on my list but the website kept looping back to the main page where they ask you to pick between the international site and Disney.com. Either it was a problem with my browser or my India location or there must have been a hitch at their end. But of course, when it comes to kids…Disney is a must visit. Thanks for the link.

Dave Drager

Don’t forget Playhouse Disney! http://disney.go.com/preschool

Sonny Bass

funbrain.com is another excellent site for grades k-8

Saikat Basu

Nice site…but I couldn’t find many videos. It lead to FamilyEducation.com which featured a few cooking videos. Do correct me if I am wrong.

elbscorp

funbrain.com is another excellent site for grades k-8

led signs

That’s very good sites . let me check it out .Thanks for your post.

Greg

Is there any chance You add ability to customize Atom or RSS subscriptions, so readers can read only articles under their favorite categories or tags?

Aibek

You can just add it here in comments. If we are going to do a similar
article in the future the suggestions listed in comments here will be
taken into consideration.

Saikat Basu

Actually, I had this on my list but the website kept looping back to the main page where they ask you to pick between the international site and Disney.com. Either it was a problem with my browser or my India location or there must have been a hitch at their end. But of course, when it comes to kids…Disney is a must visit. Thanks for the link.

Angela Alcorn

Awesome list – There can never be too many posts on how to entertain kids!

I’m also a fan of using KidOz, which is an app, but it has a video section of pre-approved kidsafe videos. Very cool for letting kids entertain themselves for a while.

Angela Alcorn

Awesome list – There can never be too many posts on how to entertain kids!

I’m also a fan of using KidOz, which is an app, but it has a video section of pre-approved kidsafe videos. Very cool for letting kids entertain themselves for a while.

KidZui Mom

Great list. Thanks for featuring KidZui’s ZuiTube. Would also like to point out that many of the other sites that you listed are also pre-loaded into the KidZui browser. So kids can watch videos, play games, and visit fun websites all in one easy application. Thanks!

Saikat Basu

Thanks for stopping by and reading our post. We have covered KidZui before too. Hope you caught that.

KidZui Mom

I did, indeed. Thanks for that great review too!

Saikat Basu

Greg, I don’t know if you can edit the RSS feed directly or not. But there are some services which offer feed customization. We have written about them before:

FeedRinse is a nice tool.
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Saikat Basu

Nice site…but I couldn’t find many videos. It lead to FamilyEducation.com which featured a few cooking videos. Do correct me if I am wrong.

Saikat Basu

Hi Greg, it appears the solution is really simple after all. It has been asked previously here at MakeUseOf. Here are all your answers – http://www.makeuseof.com/answe

Aibek

Greg,

We provide this functionality already. Check out the answers we posted
at http://www.makeuseof.com/answe

Sir Jhon

These sites seem to me quite nice and educated one.I m sure that these websites will be safe as well and it will proves to be a good source of education for our kids.

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Mimogames

These are great. They are not virtual log-in worlds. They are interactive in other areas besides just chat.

Boomer Grandparent

This is fabulous! I’ll post it to my website http://www.BoomerGrandparents.com!

Tyler

Do any of these sites actually work on the iPad. I tried several and none of them did. If they don’t it make the picture that goes along with this article inaccurate. I have an 21 months old that started to use the You tube app on the iPad but had to hide it from him as he could easily go to videos that were not appropriate for his age.

Leenamanglia

thts really gr8…

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justin

Wish there was a way to censor youtube as there are so many great videos, like lego animation ones etc. but just a few out of the bunch spoil it with bad language etc. All youtube has to do is rate the videos like movies and it would solve the problems, then you could only allow your kids pg or whatever. Real shame, the above sites are a bit too babyish for my 9yo, not really much for him unless I filter all the youtube vids.

Saikat Basu

Have you tried out ZuiTube. Most of their videos are sourced from YouTube. Though, ultimately it will boil down to what your child likes versus what they offer.

Nobiah

I think your readers will enjoy this site. Check out the interview with the zookeeper at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The interview with the zookeeper will give you new insight about the lovability of vultures.

Along with the original content created by the professional staff, the site is open to kid- produced content.The current video was submitted by 11 year old Sam. He interviews an animal behaviorist at the Denver Zoo. It is obvious that the episode was written and filmed by Sam but the MMATC staff did a great job of editing and adding photos and links to take the episode to a new level

MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids (www.meetmeatthecorner.org) is a series of educational video podcasts for kids ages 6-12. New episodes are uploaded every two weeks, with a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities, a list of recommended books and links to fun websites about each topic.

This is a great website for kids, parents, teachers and homeschool families.

Nobiah

I think your readers will enjoy this site. Check out the interview with the zookeeper at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The interview with the zookeeper will give you new insight about the lovability of vultures.

Along with the original content created by the professional staff, the site is open to kid- produced content.The current video was submitted by 11 year old Sam. He interviews an animal behaviorist at the Denver Zoo. It is obvious that the episode was written and filmed by Sam but the MMATC staff did a great job of editing and adding photos and links to take the episode to a new level

MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org) is a series of educational video podcasts for kids ages 6-12. New episodes are uploaded every two weeks, with a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities, a list of recommended books and links to fun websites about each topic.

This is a great website for kids, parents, teachers and homeschool families.

Stefano Ferrario

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Stefano Ferrario

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Mohan

Thanks for the great review. Here is another great site for kids http://www.kidsworldfun.com

Pattyshukla

Who should I talk to, in regards to adding my safe children’s music videos on your site?

The videos are original copyrighted songs that I wrote and I created all videos. The links are below. Thank you.
Patty

http://www.pattyshuklakidsmusic.com

ALL SONGS BY PATTY SHUKLA
Colors Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Horse songs for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

S.T.O.P song for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Elephant song for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Animal song for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Counting song for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Song for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Shake & Move song for children http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Aibek

You can just add it here in comments. If we are going to do a similar
article in the future the suggestions listed in comments here will be
taken into consideration.