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Join TKSST Membership today
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Join TKSST Membership today

TKSST helps educators and families discover smart videos by creators around the globe. Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published, and reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to support this Webby award-winning mission.

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

TKSST helps educators and families discover smart videos by creators around the globe. Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published, and reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to support this Webby award-winning mission.

TKSST helps educators and families discover smart videos by creators around the globe. Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published, and reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to support this Webby Award-winning mission.

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The Kid Should See This is made possible by membership. If you enjoy TKSST, become a sustaining member today.

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

Plus: TKSST’s New Topics Index.

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.

$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:

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

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

  • TKSST’s New Topics Index
  • 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.

💻 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. Over 500 smart videos were added to TKSST’s collections in 2021.

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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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"I'm an American librarian in Saudi Arabia and I build much of the research my kids do on your site. It's my absolute favorite go-to place for the best learning... so unique, safe, trusted. I can't even tell you."

– Wendy Foreman, TKSST Member
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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, 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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"We love TKSST in our house and are so grateful for all the care you put into it... We always know there will be something brilliant on your site, whatever wild and wonderful questions we have!"

– Kirsten Basram, TKSST Member
Rion Nakaya

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.

When classrooms moved online in 2020, 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.

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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