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 2,200+ videos in the archives, curated by me, Rion Nakaya, with help from my 4 & 7 year olds.
Sometimes it’s just challenging to find it! TKSST helps connect busy kids, parents, & teachers 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 a 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 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 (then) 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, googling, and writing, and trying out new things can all be next steps in exploring our changing world. Videos can also play a part in Genius Hour, 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.
Read about how the site got started at Design for Minikind, listen to an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, watch seven of my favorite STEM videos for kids on RiChannel, and get hands-on with Fun Summer DIY Projects on Edutopia.
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In November 2014, I launched The TKSST Gift Guide to connect our readers – a kid-friendly audience that values progressive education and lifelong learning – with smart books, videos, toys, games, and more that we genuinely like and use, and/or have been featured on TKSST, and/or are on our wishlist, including our TKSST newsletter sponsors, who are tagged as such.
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