10 Awesome Kid-Friendly YouTube Channels for Kids Interested in Coding

By Team BrightChamps

If you found this blog among the thousands on the internet, you may already be familiar with YouTube. YouTube is the world’s second most popular social media platform, with nearly 2.3 billion users. 

To be honest, it has become something of a hub for everything. And when we say “everything,” we mean “everything.” 

In some ways, YouTube is the best content hub for anyone who has a clear idea of what they want to watch, but once a person starts spending hours on YouTube, it is very easy to get distracted and fall into a rabbit hole of other stuff that wasn’t their choice in the first place or something they were unfamiliar with.

And children may fall victim to this, becoming Alice in the YouTube rabbit hole. 

As a parent, you do your best to censor content for your children so that they are not exposed to inappropriate and disturbing content for their age. 

If you’ve ever wanted to introduce your child to some awesome coding YouTube channels but didn’t have the time to monitor the content, you’ve come to the right place. 

The good news is that we’ve done all of the legwork for you and compiled a list of 10 awesome kid-friendly YouTube channels for kids who are interested in coding; all you have to do now is pass it on to your children.

But first, let’s get a better understanding of these YouTube channels.

10 Awesome Kid-Friendly YouTube Channels for Kids Interested in Coding

1. Code.org

This is the official YouTube channel of code.org, a popular coding platform.

This channel has a plethora of coding videos, all of which are geared toward children.

Code.org - YouTube

They’ve been on YouTube since 2013, and the code.org channel is still a repository for a variety of coding lessons.

To make it easier for anyone interested in exploring their channel, they have curated playlists that include tutorial videos, lessons, tutorials in a specific language, games, tips, and so on.

They have 363K subscribers and have had 81,052,538 total views.

2. STEMpedia

STEMpedia, as the name implies, is a YouTube channel that delves into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

This channel contains a plethora of tutorials from which every child can benefit.

STEMpedia - YouTube

These tutorials cover everything from building simple physical robots to coding a gaming application, and the best part is that the majority of the projects can be completed in a matter of hours using materials found around the house.

Since its inception in 2018, the channel has received 1,165,774 views to date.

3. Brackeys

Brackeys is a fun YouTube channel that is ideal for kids who want to learn how to make video games.

The channel has a ton of tutorials on game design, C# programming, unity tutorials, and so on.

Brackeys - YouTube

Although the channel was closed in 2020, i.e. the channel owner stopped making videos, it still has an archive of 461 videos from which anyone can learn a lot, in my opinion.

Brackeys currently has 1.52 million subscribers and 173,330,405 views.

4. The Coding Train

The Coding Train is a fun YouTube channel that teaches kids how to code through interactive, creative, and fun tutorials.

Coding video tutorials on the channel cover topics ranging from the fundamentals of programming languages like JavaScript to algorithmic art, machine learning, simulation, generative poetry, and more.

The Coding Train - YouTube

These projects are extremely engaging, and they teach children the fundamentals of programming languages such as JavaScript, as well as machine learning, simulation, and other topics.

With 1.38 million subscribers, the coding train has 96,561,005 views.

5. Hopscotch

This is the official youtube channel for the iOS coding app Hopscotch.

This YouTube channel is ideal for young children interested in computers and coding.

The app teaches kids how to design and code various projects, while the YouTube channels provide content related to the app.

Hopscotch - YouTube

They have a variety of tutorials to teach kids how to make Emoji drawing pads, Geometry Dash, and other games.

They also offer advice on how to use Hopscotch and learn to code. Hopscotch has 7.6K subscribers and has received 1,462,136 views.

6. KidsCanCode

This YouTube channel is run by Chris Bradfield who is some who believes that computer programming is a valuable life skill and that every kid should possess it.

He says that everyone should learn to code, and that programming a computer is enjoyable, rewarding, and empowering.

KidsCanCode - YouTube

He primarily teaches Python or Godot, with engaging and informative videos for beginners to intermediates.

KidsCanCode has 51.4K subscribers and has received 5,822,078 views.

7. LearnCode.Academy

LearnCode.Academy is a YouTube channel dedicated to web development.

It’s a great resource for anyone interested in coding, but it’s especially useful for kids who want to focus on web design and development.

LearnCode.academy - YouTube

The channel contains a variety of tutorials on web development, Javascript, Machine Learning, and other topics.

LearnCode.Academy currently has 753K subscribers and 47,217,171 views.

8. Game Makerโ€™s Toolkit

Game Maker’s Toolkit is another fantastic channel for kids who want to learn how to create their own game.

Mark Brown runs this channel, which delves into game design, level design, and game production.

Game Maker's Toolkit - YouTube

This channel contains a plethora of tutorials ranging from game design to video essay, level design to video game accessibility, and so on.

The Game Maker’s Toolkit has 1.23 million subscribers and 133,058,283 views.

9. STEM coding

This YouTube channel, which was launched in 2017, is the home of Ohio State University’s STEMcoding project.

This channel is primarily concerned with incorporating coding into high school physics, chemistry, and math.

STEM coding - YouTube

For all of their coding needs, they rely on the javascript library p5.js. They have an abundance of videos ranging from tutorials to explanatory videos, activities, game development, and so on.

They have a playlist for each topic that gives an in-depth overview of the entire thing. They have a total of 9.91K subscribers and 112,240 views.

10. CrashCourse

CrashCourse is a hub in itself because it provides educational videos on every possible field of study known to humans.

STEM being one of the primary domains, the channel offers videos on all of its core subjects of study, namely Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, in addition to philosophy, astronomy, film, media, and other subjects.

CrashCourse - YouTube

CrashCourse has 13.2 million subscribers and 1.63 billion, 130,061 views.

Conclusion

YouTube can be an excellent resource for children who want to learn to code and are interested in STEM education.

However, rather than watching hours and hours of random videos, it is far preferable to have a trusted source from which you can learn a plethora of things about your field of study. 

So, we made it easier for you by providing you with 10 of the best resources available on YouTube for anyone interested in coding. All you have to do now is go ahead and take full advantage of these.

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