I’ve written before about YouTube and some great family-friendly channels that will have you learning and enjoying together with the kids. As we approach the end of 2014 those “best of” lists will start appearing and YouTube is no different. According to their stats, the following educational videos (aimed mainly at toddlers) were shared and replayed often by families this year, making them the top treading videos of the year:

Shapes Songs Collection

This 35-minutes of songs and little stories will have your toddlers learning shapes, colours and early counting. Of course you might bonkers with the kids playing this video over and over (and over) again.

 

Compilation of Nursery Rhymes

If you’re toddler is into nursery rhyme songs then this 54-minute video will definitely keep them entertained. Includes such popular rhymes as Wheels on the Bus, ABCs and Monkeys Jumping on the Bed played against computer-animated graphics.

 

ABC Song Collection

Using repetition, word association, songs and stories, this 50-minute video is all about the alphabet.

 

Mother Goose Club Nursery Rhyme Songs

Kids will recite along to some of their favourite nursery rhymes in this 46-minute video. Kids dressed in character costumes in cartoon worlds take kids through each rhyme, some incorporating movement to get the kids up and about.

 

Top 50 English Nursery Rhymes

Another animated video (53-miuntes long) that sings popular nursery rhymes and children’s songs. Seems to be gauged to English as a Second Language (ESL) children but still a fun way for all kids to learn popular songs. Videos are quick and short, transitioning from one into the other without a break.

 

Surprise Easter Eggs for Learning Colours

This simple (and short at less than 3-minutes) animated video uses images to help leach kids colours.

 

It should be noted that just because a video has a large viewership doesn’t mean it’s the best in its category but this does reaffirm that YouTube is more than funny cat videos and that caregivers are turning to YouTube for educational videos for their kids. The challenge is finding videos appropriate for your kids that help them learn while not driving you batty. I’m not sure if all of these videos would fall in that category for me.

Do you have a favourite educational video or YouTube channel that your kids enjoy?