15 Movement YouTube Channels That Will Get Your Kid Tired For Nap Time
While family walks are a great way to get some fresh air and vitamin D, sometimes kids need a little more movement. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing physical activity early in a child's life to set them up for a healthy lifestyle. Not only does exercise make you feel better physically and mentally, but it can also increase self-esteem and capacity for learning.
Whether it's raining outside or you need the kids to shake their sillies out indoors because you're trying to work from home, these various movement and exercise videos for kids are here to help. From mindful yoga to dance routines, scroll through some of our favorite kids' YouTube channels and videos that encourage exercise (and sometimes learning!) so your kids can burn off their endless energy with a bit of positive screen time.
Cosmic Kids is more than just yoga for littles — kids ages 3 and up will get a light workout while learning meditation and relaxation tips. This Moana-themed yoga video is perfect for tiny Disney fans.
The Kiboomers YouTube channel has so many cute dance videos for kids from this "Freeze Dance" session to one that encourages kids to count to 100 while moving their feet.
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Go With YoYo
Go With YoYo is all about introducing fitness in a fun way. Each video incorporates yoga and mindfulness techniques to make your kid's mind as strong as their muscles.
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Dance along with Koo Koo Kanga Roo, a band from Minnesota, whose focus is to let kids be silly while exercising their bodies. Try one of their 200+ movement videos for kids, like this one that describes sneaking downstairs for a midnight glass of milk.
If your kid loves basketball, they'll love Jr. NBA's YouTube Channel. It has plenty of videos covering skills like shooting and dribbling as well as the fundamental values of the game from real NBA coaches.
The Moververse is a series of educational dance and movement videos for kids that use repetition to teach dance choreography at a level that little ones can understand and follow along with.
The Debbie Doo Kids TV channel has a bunch of videos featuring classic nursery rhymes with a dance twist, like "The Wheels on The Bus" video.
Even though Just Dance is best-played on gaming systems like Nintendo Switch and Wii, the video game's YouTube Channel features tons of gameplay videos (without the controller connectivity, of course). Your kids can dance along to songs like "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2 without the pressure of performing the moves "correctly" for the sake of the game, and can just have some fun.
Pancake Manor is a silly channel with a variety of music-based videos for kids, many of which involve moving your body. This quirky "Shake Break" is a perfect short video to follow along with between other activities.
Although 20 Online has adult exercise videos as a paid service, their YouTube channel has a few free 20-minute workouts for kids to follow along with.