The Kid Should See This is a growing library of smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that can be watched in the classroom or together at home. Enjoy 8-12 new vids each week, and search 1,700+ videos in the archives, curated by me, Rion Nakaya, with input from my 3 & 6 year olds.
Sometimes it’s just challenging to find it! TKSST helps connect busy kids, parents, & teacher with a collection of short videos that can start conversations, spark questions, & inspire offline exploration for all ages.
Our video selections are driven by wonder, enthusiasm, and “wow!” moments. We cover all topics under and beyond our sun, with special focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) topics.
Start browsing our main navigation, find related topic tags below every video, or search the site for specific content.
YES! Frankly, a lot of the kid-targeted media is mind-numbingly difficult to watch, often full of simplistic narration, smart-alecky dialogue, or wacky noises. Instead, we’re surfacing media that’s not made specifically for children, but that can be meaningful to anyone of any age.
…or as my 6yo said, “You know, there are actually no adults. It’s just that adults are the oldest kids.”
Every video is just the beginning of the story. New questions, continued discussions, related reading and googling, and trying brand new things can all be next steps in exploring our changing world. Videos can also play a part in inquiry-based learning, flipped classroom activities, integrated studies, and inspiring hands-on experiments, projects, challenges, and experiences.
Edutopia and KQED MindShift have a treasure trove of excellent articles about innovation in education. We also highly recommend your local Maker Faire, and DIY.org, a community of young makers who love to learn new skills.