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12 Popular YouTube Channels That Are Kid Friendly

Krzysztof is a 8+ year YouTube researcher who spends hours researching, analyzing, and uncovering YouTube trends, challenges, and media.

Popular YouTube Channels for Kids

Below are 12 quality YouTube channels designed for kids.

Each channel shown will present the approximate amount of subscribers, the genre of content, and the appropriate viewing age.

The viewing age is listed as follows:

  • Everyone
  • Ages 8+
  • Ages 12+

Note that those are recommended not required ages to view any of these channels.

Top 12 Family Friendly YouTube Channels

YouTube ChannelSubscriber CountAge RangeCategory

1. DanTDM

18.4 million

Everyone

Gaming

2. TechRax

6.0 million

Everyone

Science & Technology

3. Miranda Sings

8.6 million

8+

Comedy

4. Fine Bros. Entertainment

17 million

Everyone

Reaction/Entertainment

5. Good Mythical Morning

13.3 million

12+

Entertainment/Challenges

6. EvanTubeHD

5.1 million

Everyone

Toy Reviews/Challenges

7. Rosanna Pansino

9.7 million

Everyone

Cooking & DIY

8. nigahiga

20.6 million

8+

Comedy/Parody

9. Smosh

23 million

12+

Sketch Comedy/Parody

10. IISuperwomanII

13.4 million

8+

Sketch Comedy

11. Liza Koshy

14.1 million

12+

Parody/Vlog

12. Brave Wilderness

10.1 million

8+

Education/Entertainment

12. Brave Wilderness

The Brave Wilderness channel run by animal expert/activist "Coyote" Peterson is an animal planet and discovery channel hybrid that focuses on up-close interaction with unique creatures from all around the world.

  • Subscriber Count: 10.1 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 8+
  • Genre: Education/Entertainment

Coyote and his crew are animal experts that focus on animal conservation and education through various modes of interaction and entertainment.

The channel is divided into various segments with their most popular being the insect/animal bites and sting videos where Coyote Peterson gets bitten or stung by a variety of insects and other species.

Why are they kid friendly?

The channel is inoffensive, well produced, and is great at educating people about different organisms. The channel's host is also friendly, well-informed, and engaging, which makes for great child programming.

Brave Wilderness was intended to appeal to everyone, however; there are several videos that feature graphic or intense content that may negatively impact younger children. Luckily those videos feature disclaimers that warn viewers of potentially violent or squeamish content.

This is a great alternative to standard TV nature programming, and it offers enough variance and factual information to make it stand out. I highly recommend this channel for families who want to be entertained but also want to learn a bit more about interesting animals and their environments.

11. Liza Koshy

Liza was a popular comedian on Vine who used her comedic talents and big personality to become one of the fastest growing content creators on YouTube.

  • Subscriber Count: 14.1 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 12+
  • Genre: Sketch comedy & Parodies

Liza has transcended the 6-second Vine sketches to become one of the most successful female comedians on YouTube. She stands out because of her quick timing, dynamic facial expressions, and unique parodies.

Her parodies tackle everyday experiences like shopping at a dollar store, DIY projects, make-up tutorials, and more.

Why is she kid-friendly?

The language used in her videos is non-offensive to most audiences, however; it's somewhat suggestive and is recommended for slightly older ages versus young kids.

Her style is similar to other youtubers like IISuperwomanII (Lilly Singh) and Nigahiga (Ryan Higa) due to her clever sketches, wide range of characters, clean language, and frequent use of puns.

She frequently collaborates with her boyfriend David Dobrik who has his own successful YouTube channel as well.

10. IISuperwomanII

Superwoman aka Lilly Singh is a popular Canadian born youtuber who uses comedy to discuss daily real world scenarios.

  • Subscriber Count: 13.4 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 8+
  • Genre: Comedy/Sketch Comedy

Her topics commonly deal with problems and situations involving school, friends, and especially family members due to her Asian Indian ethnicity.

In fact, a reoccurring theme in her videos is her role-playing as her parents to humorously showcase the cultural disparities between Asian Indian parents and parents of other ethnic/race groups.

Why is she kid-friendly?

Besides portraying everyday topics kids deal with, her humor is inoffensive, clean, and for a broad audience.

However due to her higher based topics, I'd recommend a slightly older child demographic so that kids watching will be able to understand and relate to her humor more easily.

9. Smosh

Smosh was one of YouTube's first comedic duos originally formed by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox along with several recurring and permanent members known as the "Smosh Crew".

  • Subscriber Count: 23 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 12+
  • Genre: Comedy/Shorts

This channel is famous for a variety of high quality and well produced comedic shorts, skits, music videos, and other branching series. Their content frequently revolves around the latest pop-culture and digital trends.

Some of their most popular content is their "If Blank Were Real", "Every Blank Ever", and "Pokemon in Real Life".

Why are they kid-friendly?

Smosh is often referred to as Saturday Night Live (SNL) for kids due to their juvenile and over-the-top humor.

Due to this brash amusement, a lot of very young kids watch them but I'd recommend this channel for older kids and preteens due to some racy jokes, inappropriate yet censored language, and occasional mature situations.

8. nigahiga

Nigahiga was created by youtuber Ryan Higa, and it's one of the oldest comedy channels on YouTube that's seen few changes over the years.

  • Subscriber Count: 20.6
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 8+
  • Genre: Comedy/Parody

It features comedic skits based off anime, music, and other topics tied to relationships, the internet culture, and even challenge videos with other youtubers or celebrities such as the "I Dare You" series.

Why is he kid-friendly?

Ryan's funny side connects with a wide audience and it's harmless. Most of his jokes use puns and jump cuts to present his viewpoints in a non obtrusive way.

His skits are visually appealing due to top-notch effects, editing, and production. The content is a lot more clever than similar channels, which would appeal to older kids and up.

7. Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino is a clean-cut YouTube personality that produces DIY baking videos revolving around fantasy, anime, and video game characters in her channel's show "Nerdy Nummies".

  • Subscriber Count: 9.7 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: Everyone
  • Genre: DIY & Cooking

Rosanna tends to collaborate with multiple youtubers to produce family friendly treats and other sweet baking goods. She also does different food related challenges and even had a successful music video.

Why is she kid-friendly?

Her channel is very innocent, and she makes delicious custom treats that appeal to young children. Rosanna's personality is also very endearing to viewers of all ages.

The use of fun characters within her cooking and her DIY projects give her universal appeal because it's not only creative, but educational.

6. EvanTubeHD

Evan is one of the youngest and most successful youtubers on YouTube whose channel targets kids and families.

  • Subscriber Count: 5.1 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: Everyone
  • Genre: Reviews/Challenges/Toys

The themes consists of child friendly challenges, toy unboxings/reviews, minecraft and Lego toys, skits, and vlogs.

Unlike most toy review channels, it works in his favor that he's a kid himself because it makes his opinions more credible/authentic versus adult toy reviewers.

Why is he kid-friendly?

The channel was created by a family for families, and they know what other kids love to see. You don't see many large YouTube channels designated for families, and this is a breath of fresh air.

All topics are crafted for children and nothing about EvanTubeHD is offensive making it 100 percent parent approved.

5. Good Mythical Morning

Good Mythical Morning is YouTube's version of a mixed-bag variety show starring childhood friends Rhett and Link.

  • Subscriber Count: 13.3 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 12+
  • Genre: Challenges/Comedy/Game

This Monday-Friday show along with other weekend extras gives you taste tests, challenges, and unusual games with guest youtubers intended to make you laugh or smile.

The most unique thing about this channel is its production value, significant budget, and expert editing comparable to something you might see on cable or Netflix.

Why are they kid-friendly?

Some challenges and tests are not for younger kids, but it's still a relatively child friendly show that you can watch with your parents.

You'd never think years ago that something this well put together would end up on YouTube, and it's another reason why young millennials are shifting away from traditional media.

4. The Fine Bros. (FBE)

Created by brothers Benny and Rafi Fine, Fine Brother Entertainment or "The Fine Bros." is the most well produced, successful reaction channel on YouTube.

  • Subscriber Count: 17 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: Everyone
  • Genre: Reaction/Gaming

This channel's motor are its reaction videos where everyone from kids to elders react to various YouTube/media trends, pop-culture crazes, video games, music, and anything else really.

Some of their most popular content is the "Try To Watch Without Laughing or Grinning" series or "YouTubers React" where famous YouTube faces react to the craziest viral trends on the internet.

Why are they kid-friendly?

Their channel has so many diverse topics that anyone can watch them, but that doesn't mean all content is kid-friendly.

Luckily inappropriate videos have a disclaimer beforehand and most unsuitable language is censored.

In my opinion, they are one of the only channels that know how to do proper reaction videos, and kids/parents can't go wrong with this quality, TV-worthy channel.

3. Miranda Sings

Miranda Sings is a character played by Colleen Ballinger whose lipstick wearning, passive-aggressive egomaniac was created for comedic effect.

  • Subscriber Count: 8.6 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: 8+
  • Genre: Comedy/Challenge/Music

Colleen's character is famous for singling (poorly) popular songs, making collaboration videos, performing taste tests and challenges, and even doing reactions.

Every video is done in a sarcastic, perfectionist, and humorless tone that in turn fabricates comedy through satire and trolling.

Her humor is juvenile but a lot more clever than Smosh's in your face punchline. There's a lot of thought and quality put into the performance, which subsequently made Miranda Sings the most well-known character-creation on YouTube.

Why is she kid-friendly?

Miranda is purposefully against inappropriate actions or sins, which generates a clean yet twisted sense of humor.

The channel can get quite niche and skew slightly older, but that doesn't stop her from portraying this funny persona that a lot of kids and particularly young girls will enjoy.

2. TechRax

What kid doesn't love watching something blow up?

  • Subscriber Count: 6 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: Everyone
  • Genre: Science & Technology

TechRax is a science-based channel where the purpose is to witness how well an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy can hold up against various elements, drop/scratch tests, and other inventive experiments.

Some of those insane tests include throwing a phone into lava, hot wax, or liquid nitrogen as well as other non-phone related videos.

Recently one of his most viral videos was when he filled a swimming pool with 1,500 gallons of Coca-Cola.

Why is he kid-friendly?

Hopefully it shows kids how to take care of their phones, but generally they get to see fun experimentation that their own devices won't have to suffer through.

The videos are also nice & short, there's nothing harmful about them, and kids may even learn a little bit about physics and chemistry.

1. TheDiamondMinecart // DanTDM

Let's Plays and gaming channels are huge on YouTube, but very few are actually kid-friendly despite their large youth following.

DanTDM is one of the few gaming channels that is indirectly targeted at kids.

  • Subscriber Count: 18.4 million
  • Recommended Viewing Age: Everyone
  • Genre: Gaming/Minecraft

This channel proves that you can still deliver plenty of funny moments, a ton of Minecraft, and superb commentary despite being relatively innocuous.

He's one of the most subscribed gaming channels on YouTube and is rapidly rising on the charts.

Why is he kid-friendly?

PewDiePie or Markiplier are good gaming channels but would they pass the parental screen test?

If you can't listen to a video in front of your parents without headphones, then it's probably not parent approved.

On the other hand, DanTDM would pass with flying colors because of his likable personality and child friendly videos. He also proves that you can be a huge character in the gaming community without making kids' parents uncomfortable.

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Honorable Mentions

1. CookieSwirlC

A channel bursting in family friendly content that features toy reviews, unboxings, and DIY projects for kids. If your kids love Frozen, Disney princesses, My Little Pony, Play Doh, and Shopkins then this is definitely a channel to check out.

2. DisneyCarToys

A toy channel that offers something extra with episodic toy parodies, enganging parent to child content, and more surprises from the most popular animated content for children. If parents are looking to bond with their children, then they should take a look.

3. Ryan ToysReview

If your kids enjoyed EvanTube, then they'll love Ryan ToysReview because it gives you even more relatable interactions. Ryan reviews toys from Disney, Pixar, and more. Some of the more educational videos include his science experiments that'll teach kids and encourage familial interaction.

4. grav3yardgirl

This YouTube channel brings personality, excitement, and good clean fun with some crazy product reviews. If you've ever wanted to try-out "As Seen On TV" products, then this is the channel for you. But it's really Bunny whose the star of this show and it's why people keep coming back for more.

5. Glam&Gore

There are plenty of makeup channels on YouTube or "Beauty Gurus" but Mykie gives a twist on beauty with professionally done special effects, DIY makeup tutorials, and much more. If you're looking to perfect that Halloween makeup or love art, then this is a fantastic channel to seek.

Your Turn!

Questions & Answers

Question: Why is DanTDM not in the poll?

Answer: I could only pick a few poll options, so I tried to vary the selections. I'll try to update the polls to fit all of the channels I've listed soon.

Question: Are the Dobre Brothers suitable for a seven-year-old?

Answer: From what I've seen, I think it depends on the seven-year-old. If they or their parents don't mind some adult themes, then I think they're suitable to watch. If not, then 7 might be a bit too young. I would rate them in the 8+ age range overall. Some of their videos are geared towards a higher range of 10-12+, but most are okay for an eight to nine-year-old.

Question: Is The Pals YouTube channel for everyone or just older kids?

Answer: I think it's for everyone, I didn't see anything offensive from the few videos that I've viewed. I haven't watched enough videos to make a full assessment, but the channel seems harmless enough.

Question: Why didn't you include The Pals YouTube channel?

Answer: I can't include everyone but I do encourage others to give more suggestions, and The Pals YouTube channel is another good one.

Question: Why did you put IISuperwomanII's YouTube channel in 8+ age rating? She swears and talks about things that aren’t exactly appropriate for kids so I would probably give her a 13+ age rating. By the way, she is an amazing YouTuber and she’s one of my favorites but as I said before probably only for teens, mature tweens and over. So shouldn't she be rated higher?

Answer: The 8+ rating is subjective, but I don't want people to think that she's too kid friendly such because of the rating I gave her. The swearing is censored and I watch her videos with my 8-year-old niece, and she doesn't have a problem with the content.

Me giving her a lower age rating is actually a good thing because it means she has a wider reach, and I agree that she's a great YouTuber. Some of her topics are geared toward teens, but that doesn't mean younger/older people can't watch her either.

Question: Do you think LaurDIY is appropriate for kids under 9?

Answer: Yes, I believe her content is safe for younger children.

Question: Is the TheOdd1sOut and his friends appropriate for 10 year olds?

Answer: I've looked through their channel and I say yes. In fact I'll probably include them on this list soon.

Question: Why didn't you mention FGTeeV; and how do you feel about Pungence?

Answer: There are a lot of channels that I'm looking into, so it's tough to put everything on one list. However, there is a lot of high-quality content on both FGTeeV and Pungence.

Question: Is PopularMMOs kid friendly?

Answer: Yes I think it is.

Question: Is Onyx Kids on YouTube Kids?

Answer: Yes they are. They should be on both the younger and older YouTube Kids profile.

Comments

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on September 15, 2020:

I'll share this with my friends who have children. I think that they will like some of these channels if not all of them.

karen on September 11, 2020:

where is pewdiepie. While the youtuber was brash before but since mid 2019 he has been really great and christian. He never disrespects his wife Marzia like Jake paul and the things kid watch these days and is much funnier than Superwoman who made racist comments on a tv show and ryanhiga is just outdated

joshua on August 19, 2020:

ro pansino is the best ever youtuber

Miette on July 24, 2020:

yes

her content is appropriate

Mahalakshmi Anilkumar on May 09, 2020:

is wengie good for me,11 years old?

Ur mom on February 20, 2020:

Thanks. Pretty good. I personally think that sketch or denis should be on there, and other then that I like it. Just, don't add Corl Horl. He's kid freindly, but what he's done in the past is not good.

Ace on May 27, 2019:

Kinda disappointed Coryxkenshin isn’t on the list. He always censors profanity in the video games he plays and he never uses foul language. I have watched his videos with the kids I babysit before, two of which are three years old. I honestly can’t think of a better channel to be on the list.

Hailey on February 11, 2019:

lame

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on April 02, 2018:

Thank you for the addition, that's a great channel.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on March 13, 2018:

I'll take a look at them, and if they're great, then I'll add them.

No name on March 11, 2018:

How about Wengie? I've seen a lot of her vids and she's fun and great for kids of any age. Also why isn't Stampy on here?

Michelle on February 13, 2018:

IISuperwomanII currently has videos like "Call the Damn Uber" and "How to Hide a Hickey." Bad call. Not likely to trust any of these recommendations.

Vincent B on January 28, 2018:

Lets use an example in your list: Evantube. A working kid enriching his parent by promoting toy brands. How can you approve this?

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on January 25, 2018:

Thank you so much. There's so much more out there that it's hard to narrow them down.

Eric Farmer from Rockford Illinois on January 12, 2018:

I guess I don't watch a lot of kid-friendly YouTube as I have not heard any of these YouTubers other than Smosh. I love to watch YouTube as well. A nice list either way.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on December 19, 2017:

Thank you, I hope they will enjoy them.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on December 11, 2017:

This is great! We have single mom friends and they will benefit a great deal from knowing about these channels. Our non single mom friends will love these too.

amadea on November 21, 2017:

is laurdiy kid friendly?

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on October 25, 2017:

Thank you for your input.

Tish on October 23, 2017:

Reading with Julianna is educational & funny & regular

Jennilyn on October 03, 2017:

coleandsav is also kid friendly

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on October 01, 2017:

Thanks

Spaghetti on September 26, 2017:

Cool!

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on September 25, 2017:

Interesting, I should take a look.

Anonymous on September 16, 2017:

I would watch SSundee more than any of these

Unknown on September 01, 2017:

Stampy is also kid friendly, right?

Me on August 26, 2017:

How are these kid friendly?

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on August 24, 2017:

That's one I would definitely add to the list. I agree that most of those toy review channels are odd, which is why parents have to be very careful.

Logan on August 23, 2017:

Brave Wilderness is the best and it's educational. Also, those toy review channels are really, really creepy.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on July 26, 2017:

Great add-on I may have to include it on future lists. Thank you.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on July 26, 2017:

I'm glad you liked it and found it enjoyable.

Laura on July 26, 2017:

Great list! I would also add Little Learners Club, they are completely kid-safe and educationally geared!

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on May 18, 2017:

Thank you for sharing there are so many great kid friendly channels that are impossible to include but keep up the good work and continue to develop the best content you can.

Midnight Signup on May 08, 2017:

I Would Love CookieSwirlC to Be on Number 2,3or even1 And Chad Alan

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on March 16, 2017:

Thank you I'll take a look and possibly include it on a future update.

Janice on March 16, 2017:

I think you should mention simplekidscrafts, most of the channels in this list are not 100% kid friendly or educational, so I think those should be included too

Vlad on February 13, 2017:

Giggling kids TV youtube channel is also kids friendly

Apersonnamedjoe on February 08, 2017:

CrazyMiner311 Is Also Kid Friendly!

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on February 01, 2017:

Thank you for letting me know, I'll have to include a new list of some brand new gems that are out there.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on January 11, 2017:

Thank you for sharing and that sounds awesome. We could certainly use more family friendly content on the site and I'm happy to hear your channel is doing well. I checked out those channels you've mentioned and I agree that they're interesting and engaging for a young audience. Good luck to you and wishing you much success.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on December 18, 2016:

I haven't seen anything that's too out there and the language has never been inappropriate based on the content I've seen from her.

Bdjhuj on December 18, 2016:

Superwoman I would probably rate 12+ because language gets a bit iffy

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on December 08, 2016:

Thank you and good luck with your channel.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on November 21, 2016:

And thank you as well I'm always open to seeing what else is out there. YouTube gets a lot of flack but there's a lot that is both fun and educational for all kids.

Sandra on November 19, 2016:

I agree, Disney Toyz collector is the winner and about Bryan comment, here at home we also watch Cookie swirl C but i didnt see koki channel yet, ill have a look, thanks for the suggestions, kids here will love :)

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on November 11, 2016:

I was looking over those and should mention them at least on the side because my nieces adore a couple of those especially Disney Toyz collector. Thanks for the input.

Bryan on November 07, 2016:

there are also Cookie swirl C - amazing - Disney Toyz collector, DCTC, Ryans Toys Review and a new one called koki Club Surprises ( this last one was launched these days .. Its brand new but pretty good actually)

my kids also love Blue toys collector :)

JayMa on September 19, 2016:

Thanks so much! Appreciate the response :) Have a great evening!

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on September 01, 2016:

Thanks I'll take a look at it. If anything I want to list a few honorable mentions for channels that couldn't be included.

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