My son and I have been enjoying The Kid Should See This curated videos for the past year. It’s videos made for an adult audience, but age appropriate for kids. The topics range from science to arts and entertainment. We subscribe for a weekly email that has five videos. After watching a pile of them, my son selected these four as his favorites to share with you!
An amazing cut paper stop-motion paper forest by by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam.
Domino Physics. Who doesn’t love watching someone’s painstakingly created domino creation come to a successful conclusion? The Kid Should See This also has those Rube Goldberg contraptions that we dearly love.
My son will watch science documentaries in short YouTube clips like this three minute segment from PBS’ The Gathering Swarms, chronicling the the seasonal movement of billions of sardines along the coast of South Africa. It’s the greatest fish migration on the planet and this clip is as dramatic as it comes! Watch until the end; we beg you!
This was very moving to my son who also plays soccer.
In a village outside of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, this Congolese gentleman crafts found scraps of garbage into a homemade soccer ball. Though the region has been plagued with war, terrorism, and ongoing conflicts for decades, filmmaker Jerome Thelia writes in The New York Times, “…children there still play with passion and joy – regardless of what kind of ball they are using.”
Surprising results with these science experiments conducted by Olympia Brown and her daughter Viola. Here they explore density of household objects.
Do you subscribe to a great source of videos or other fun educational materials for kids? Please do share!
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