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CuRATED SMART VIDEOS FOR ALL AGES
Keep TKSST online and free for everyone.

Over 5,000 kid-friendly videos that grown-ups can enjoy, too, curated for teachers and parents to help spark curiosity and a passion for learning. I do the legwork so you don't have to.

The Kid Should See This is reader-supported. If you enjoy TKSST, become a sustaining member today.

When classrooms moved online, TKSST’s traffic almost tripled—evidence that this handy collection of STEAM-focused content is needed by educators and parents. TKSST’s costs—site hosting, dev support, and newsletter—also increased significantly with the traffic, but since kids were now using TKSST for remote classwork, I resolved to keep the site ad-free. That’s when I turned to our readers to stay up and running.

TKSST solely exists to help educators and families discover and share smart video content by creators around the globe. If you believe in this Webby award-winning mission, please become a sustaining member.

$3/month

$36 billed annually. Log-in and enjoy TKSST without fundraising promos.

Weekly readers, please consider this level of support if you appreciate the research, curation, writing, free newsletter, and site maintenance that I spend time on every weekday.

$5/month

$60 billed annually. Log-in and enjoy TKSST without fundraising promos. This level helps offset the costs of keeping the site ad-free. Plus get:

  • Private YouTube playlists. Subscribe to watch on a SmartTV.
  • TKSST stickers
  • Live Chat Support: I answer your questions and suggest videos.
$10/month

Billed monthly. Log-in and enjoy TKSST without fundraising promos. This level helps offset the costs of keeping the site ad-free. Plus, get:

  • Private YouTube playlists. Subscribe to watch on a SmartTV.
  • TKSST stickers
  • Live Chat Support: I answer your questions and suggest videos.

🍎 Parents and teachers need help. I do the legwork so they (and you) don’t have to. TKSST serves up STEAM, history, and culture-focused content from museums, organizations, artists, creators, and educators around the web.

💻 It’s good screen time. Videos are pre-screened, smart, and engaging. Avoid ‘the Wild West’ of YouTube algorithms. Feel better about what kids watch.

🌈 Discover new wonders. Start conversations, spark questions, and inspire offline exploration for all ages. Or watch together for fun. No agenda required.

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"TKSST finds the cream of the crop of innovative, and amazing content then shares it to inspire others. A great resource for a homeschooling parent, bored teenager or curious adult looking for some inspiration."
– Katie, Salt Lake City Public Library System
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“…a site that curates genuinely gorgeous and thought-provoking videos — ones that aren’t necessarily aimed at kids, so anyone, of any age, would also dig them.”
– Boing Boing
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"How did we possibly manage without TKSST? Our two girls 12 and 10 sat down for a few videos and loved it - actually pulled them away from Minecraft. Thx for this fine curation."
– Alex Smith, @PlayGroundology
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"My kids (5 & 6) just sat through the entire Science Fair movie without fidgeting because they’re used to watching educational content."
– Aria, parent and TKSST Patron
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"Here is an amazing resource for bringing concepts alive... I’ve used this child friendly content to promote great discussions and introduce news ideas in science class."
– British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park
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2020 Webby Award Winner

The Kid Should See This is a one-person shop. For ten years, I’ve spent thousands of hours sifting through YouTube and Vimeo to build this collection, first as a side project and now as my full-time job.

Every week, I add to it, maintain it, and improve it to help expand how these 5,000 videos and their creators might connect with more educators, librarians, parents, and communities.

Membership pays for site hosting, support from an awesome developer, our free newsletter, and a basic salary that guarantees that I can stay focused on this project while supporting my family.


There’s nothing like The Kid Should See This anywhere online. It’s a rare, award-winning collection of videos that aims to mix the BBC, PBS, NPR, and only the kindest corners of Reddit. Your support is an investment in a free online space that celebrates curiosity, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, kindness, and wonder.

Thank you for making it all the way down the page and for your consideration. I hope you’ll join me in this mission. – Rion Nakaya, Founder & Editor

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