Are you and your family getting into the Holiday spirit? If not, be sure to visit the KIDZ BOP YouTube channel (100K subscribers • 77M views) today. Just in time for the holidays, KIDZ BOP selected their favorite holiday pop covers for kids and debuted their latest holiday music videos shot at YouTube Space LA titled “Holiday Pop.” You can check the video out HERE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S., and their YouTube channel is THE place to watch exclusive KIDZ BOP Kids interviews, behind the scenes footage, videos of their talented KIDZ BOP Kids singing and dancing, and official KIDZ BOP music videos! Additionally, the KIDZ BOP Kids channel is the only place where you can hear their most popular KIDZ BOP songs for free.
YouTube recently announced that the YouTube Kids app, designed especially for kids to bring the best family-friendly YouTube content to life, has several new updates to the app including:
Age-based Customization – Designed for parents to customize an experience that’s best for their family, you can now pick the right age so that the first time you look at the home screen when you download the YouTube Kids app so it’s filled with content your kids will love.
Watch it Again – Children often want to re-play their favorite videos, now the videos they just watched are now stored in one place.
Winter Theme – YouTube Kids is getting decked out to celebrate this cozy time of year with special winter themed backgrounds holiday-themed animations, music, and sounds of the season- complete with snowflakes, snowmen and more.
Great channels, shows and videos are at the heart of YouTube Kids.
Videos in the YouTube Kids app are focused on family friendly content where you can browse channels in four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore, and you can check out guest-curated playlists from top educators, celebs and other parents.
Previous guest-curated playlists have included National Geographic Kids and Kid President, to a girl power-themed playlist from Academy Award®-winning actor Geena Davis.
Last week, it was Computer Science Week, Dr. Jill Biden honored military families last Friday, and KidBopz had you and your little ones bopping around with their holiday music picks. Healthy recipes for the New Year from Jamie Oliver, Bethany Mota’s easy DIY holiday projects for the entire family and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls video picks are also coming up later this month on YouTube Kids!
This month’s guest-curated playlists on YouTube Kids include:
Monday, December 7: “Computer Science Education Week” Video Picks from Google Engineers (Learning)
The power of code! Last week (December 7-13) is Computer Science Education Week* , an annual program aimed at showing students the power of code and computer science. The playlist features favorite kid-friendly video picks from Google engineers working in computer science, including a brand-new animated original about Ada Lovelace (voiced by kid-creator Presley from ActOutGames), as well as the most awesome Lego robot you will ever see , NASA’s Introduction to Engineering for Kids and more. Playlist also available HERE
*Google is a founding partner of the week.
Thursday, December 10: “Holiday Pop” Video Picks from KidzBop (Music)
Jingle bell rock! KidzBop are selecting their favorite holiday pop covers for kids and debuting their latest holiday music videos shot at YouTube Space LA.
Friday, December 11: “Kids Serve Too” Video Picks from Dr. Jill Biden (Shows)
Salute those who serve this holiday season! Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama are strong advocates for military families and make it a priority to honor those who serve – especially during this time of year . Dr. Biden has guest curated a playlist called “Kids Serve Too” that is focused on military kids.
Thursday, December 17: “What Lights You Up?” Video Picks from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls (Shows)
Celebrate you! What lights you up? Is it music, food, math, science, books, history, ghosts? Learning about the world? Laughter? Warm fuzzies? Dance parties? Smart Girls encourages boys and girls of all ages to change the world by being their weird and wonderful self with a video playlist featuring a handful of curious kid creators to encourage others to follow their dreams.
Thursday, December 17: Holiday DIY Video Picks from Bethany Mota (Shows)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Top style and beauty vlogger Bethany Mota is sharing some of her favorite family crafts, decor and cooking tips for the holiday season in this video playlist.
Thursday, January 7: Healthy Recipes / Picked by: Jamie Oliver (Explore)
Here’s to a healthy New Year! Start the year with Jamie Oliver as he shows how healthy meals do not have to be boring by encouraging kid-friendly healthy habits and recipes the entire family will love with this video playlist.
The YouTube Kids app is is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store Store