The Best Educational YouTube Videos for Toddlers

These free videos will help your toddler learn new things

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Introduction

YouTube is full of music, news, and entertainment. With thousands of educational videos for toddlers, it's also great for early childhood education. Here's a look at the top 10 educational videos on YouTube for your child.

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For Learning About Cool Vehicles: Blippi Visits an Ice Cream Truck

Blippi stands in front of an ice cream truck waving in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • Blippi is fun, upbeat, and captures attention while delivering educational material.

  • If your child gets hooked, Blippi has a huge selection of videos that are as educational as this one. 

What We Don't Like
  • At the end of the video, Blippi creates sundaes out of clay, something that smaller children might try and eat.

Blippi is a children's favorite with more than 2.4 million subscribers. Take Blippi and mix him with ice cream, and you have a winning combination. Plus, toddlers get to learn some simple math along the way. 

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For Learning About Animals: Wow English TV at the Zoo

Steve looks at the camera in front of a monkey and smiles in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • Steve and Maggie teach animal sounds and names through repetition.

  • Asking questions, they engage with little ones of all ages. 

What We Don't Like
  • Maggie's voice is unique to the point of being a bit unnerving. However, your child may enjoy it. 

Steve, a fun and upbeat English gentleman, and Maggie, a lovely bird with a big personality, make Wow English TV's videos captivating. This particular video takes your child on a trip to the zoo, complete with monkeys and other interesting animals. 

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For Fun, Under-the-Sea Exercise: Baby Shark by PinkFong

A pink fox rides a yellow baby shark underwater in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • It's engaging and helps toddlers understand the difference between different sea creatures.

What We Don't Like
  • Baby Shark is not easily forgotten. Your child might sing the catchy tune over and over, even after the video is done. 

If you have a preschooler, chances are you've heard of Baby Shark. The song is catchy, capturing the hearts of toddlers all over the world. PinkFong's Baby Shark is no exception. This video teaches hand movements while giving your child some much-needed exercise. 

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For Learning About Bath Time: Scrub-a-Dub-Dub With the Mother Goose Club

A blue mouse sits in a bathtub full of bubbles in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • Even the most apprehensive toddlers will be inclined to jump in the bath after watching this video.

What We Don't Like
  • This video isn't long enough. Add a few more minutes to the end and it would be perfect. 

Some toddlers are apprehensive about taking a bath. Mother Goose Club's bath video includes a catchy tune and a super-cute kid dressed as a mouse. The little mouse takes you through the steps of bathing in a memorable way, making bath time look like fun. 

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For Saturday Morning Learning: Nursery Rhymes by Little Baby Bum

Children laugh on a bus while singing The Wheels on the Bus in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • There is so much to see in this video. From learning letters to our head, shoulders, knees, and toes, this video has it all. 

What We Don't Like
  • The video is fast moving from start to finish without any breaks. It can be a lot to take in for younger children. 

When you need a video that's engaging, educational, and relaxing, this is the one. It's nearly an hour long and full of nursery rhymes such as The Wheels on the Bus and Row, Row, Row Your Boat

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For Learning a Morning Routine: This Is the Way

A puppet stands in front of a mirror brushing his teeth in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • Brushing your teeth has never looked so fun! This video takes the apprehension out of getting ready in the morning.  

What We Don't Like
  • We wish this video had more to give to complete the morning routine, including eating a good breakfast and making a bed. 

Learning a morning routine is critical for preschoolers. This video teaches your child how to brush their teeth, wash their face, and more. The puppet is cute and the song is as catchy as it is easy to remember.

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For an Animated Classic: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A caterpillar smiles in front of a large fruit in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • Nothing beats a classic that helps to develop an early love for reading within your child.

What We Don't Like
  • Although a classic, this video isn't as enticing or eye-catching as the others. The youngest of children might get a bit bored. 

You might have read this classic story while learning to read. Your toddler will enjoy this story and fall in love with the caterpillar crawling across the screen. 

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For Learning Phonics: Animal Phonics Song With Toddler Fun Learning

Animals smile and wave at the camera surrounded by yellow letters in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • The song is easy to remember and the graphics are bright.

  • It's perfect for infants and preschoolers. 

What We Don't Like
  • Some of the letter sounds are difficult to understand and hear at first listen.

Toddlers who are beginning to speak and form sentences benefit from early-stage phonics. This video uses the names of animals and a catchy tune to teach letter sounds. It's an educational video that preschoolers will enjoy. 

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For Learning About Dinosaurs: 10 Little Dinosaurs

Ten small green dinosaurs look around the screen in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • 10 Little Dinosaurs is simple and easy to follow for all ages.

What We Don't Like
  • This video is a little over two minutes long. For longer-lasting fun, check out their compilation videos.

What little one doesn't love dinosaurs? This video features all kinds of dinos, a catchy song, and numbers all rolled into one. Each dinosaur's name is listed on the screen while they count up to the number 10. 

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For Learning First Words: Fun With First Words by Fisher-Price

Two puppies are holding blocks and talking to each other in an educational YouTube video
What We Like
  • The characters are adorable and fun to listen to.

  • The words are easy to say, making it perfect for little ones of all ages. 

What We Don't Like
  • There are so many first words in such a short amount of time. 

Fisher-Price is known for its educational toys, but they also curate fun videos on YouTube for preschoolers. This video is great for teaching first words with object recognition.