How to make sure your kids don’t destroy your home and drive you insane when they’re stuck inside all day.

YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving (1)

By Steve Dypiangco

 

Kids Who Don’t Exercise = 💥💣💥

Question: What happens when your kids sit around all day and don’t get any exercise?

A) They won’t stop bouncing, fidgeting, and touching stuff

B) They don’t blow off their stress, so they act like monsters to everyone – except right now there is no one else except you

C) They are (way more) awful to be around

D) They won’t go the eff to sleep at night (even after you give them some melatonin)

E) All of the above

 

Answer: E (obviously)

 

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Fun Physical Activities Kids Can Do At Home

YouTube to The Rescue 🤩

Family playtime involving physical activities like tag and playing catch are awesome.

Remember duck, duck, goose?!

But kids also need to burn off their energy on their own, so busy parents (which is all of us right now whether we’re working or not) can actually get stuff done. Check out these Dadventures-approved channels that will keep your tiny terrors moving, grooving, and getting the wiggles out of their systems.

 

1. Cosmic Kids Yoga 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Category: Yoga 

Recommended Age: 3-8

Average Video Length: 25 min

Established: 2012

Number of Videos: 451

Our favorite YouTube channel! Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation for kids hosted by awesome instructor and master storyteller Jamie. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence. 

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2. The Learning Station

Learning Station

Category: Performance 

Recommended Age: 3-8

Average Video Length: 3 min

Established: 2007

Number of Videos: 384

Songs filled with active participation: nursery rhymes, brain breaks, learning videos, camp songs, dance, holiday songs, action songs, ESL songs, and move and freeze dance songs for children. 

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3. Debbie Doo Kids TV

Debbie Doo

Category: Performance 

Recommended Age: 3-5

Average Video Length: 4 min

Established: 2011

Number of Videos: 145

Fun movement, learning, dancing, and singing videos. Features favorites ‘Let’s Star Jump’ and ‘Roll Your Hands’ plus popular nursery rhymes and childhood classics all performed in the unique Debbie Doo way.

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4. Groov3 Dance

Groov3 Dance

Category: Dance 

Recommended Age: 6-12+

Average Video Length: 4 min

Established: 2010

Number of Videos: 273

Get moving with this channel’s videos, created to inspire change and build a global community through the power of dance.

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5. Move to Learn

Move to Learn

Category: Dance 

Recommended Age: 3-12

Average Video Length: 5 min

Established: 2012

Number of Videos: 91

Free classroom videos to help students K-12 shake out the energy and regain focus!

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6. GoNoodle

GoNoodle

Category: Physical Exercise

Recommended Age: 3-12

Average Video Length: 3 min

Established: 2013

Number of Videos: 190

Videos to get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Super popular with over 14 million kids each month dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle.

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7. Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Category: Performance

Recommended Age: 3-8

Average Video Length: 3 min

Established: 2008

Number of Videos: 151

A dance-a-long show from Bryan and Neil, two friends who set out to experiment with live music and make it more fun. Armed with nothing more than an iPod, two mics and some gold sneakers, Koo Koo Kanga Roo puts on an all-ages dance party that invites everyone to join in.

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8. Kidz Bop Kids

Kidz Bop Kids

Category: Dance

Recommended Age: 6-12

Average Video Length: 4 min

Established: 2014

Number of Videos: 716

You can watch exclusive KIDZ BOP Kids interviews, behind the scenes footage, videos of the talented KIDZ BOP Kids singing and dancing, and official KIDZ BOP music videos! 

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9. Smile and Learn – English (Yoga for Kids)

Smile and Learn - English

Category: Yoga

Recommended Age: 2-8

Average Video Length: 7 min

Established: 2013

Number of Videos: 398

Smile and Learn is an educational platform for kids aged 3-12 years with unique yoga videos designed by lead educational experts.

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10. Little Sports

Little Sports

Category: Physical Activity 

Recommended Age: 3-8

Average Video Length: 15 min

Established: 2019

Number of Videos: 23

Home exercises, standing exercises, stretches—all catered toward little ones. 

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11. 20 Online

Category: Physical Activity 

Recommended Age: 5-10

Average Video Length: 20 min

Established: 2016

Number of videos: 7

These 20-minute workout videos are challenging, without being too difficult for beginners.

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12. Popsugar Fitness

Category: Physical Activity 

Recommended Age: 10+

Average Video Length: 30 min

Established: 2010

Number of videos: 1,196

Geared towards adults, but also good for older kids, POPSUGAR Fitness offers fresh fitness tutorials, workouts, and exercises that will help you on your road to healthy living, weight loss, and stress relief.

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For more info on what to expect next and how to handle school closures, check out the article 7 Unexpected Stages of Being Stuck Home with Kids Because of the Coronavirus.”