YouTube has been such a blessing for me! It has a plethora of fun and interesting songs, rhymes and activity videos that catch and hold the interest of toddlers. All day long, my toddler now sings rhymes and recognizes all the Alphabets, Numbers and Colors. By restricting screen time and filtering out which channels and videos they watch, you can make YouTube a fun learning tool for your kids aged 1 to 5.
As much as I love some of the global YouTube channels, I love to introduce my kids to the old and new poems we have in our country. It is also easier for the kids to relate to the characters having a similar skin tone, accent and clothing styles as they are used to seeing around them. From old Hindi movie songs for kids to popular Hindi rhymes, I am grateful for the few Indian Kids YouTube channels out there who have made them available. These channels are not limited to Hindi songs only. They also feature a lot of popular English rhymes in good Indian English accent. You will also some videos from these channels featured in my selection of Top 10 YouTube videos to encourage good habits in kids.
Although there are very few channels who offer high quality content for kids, we have found enough to amuse and educate our kids. I am sharing today the best Indian Kids YouTube channels for toddlers & preschoolers and our favorite videos from them. Many Hindi and English rhymes are repeated in them but that’s unavoidable. We have our favorite channel for each rhyme 🙂
Jugnu Kids is the answer to (I’d say it was inspired by, if I was sure) by Dave and Ava. It is by far the best Indian YouTube channel for kids and our favorite for Hindi Rhymes. The graphics are super high quality and the characters are consistent. Just like Dave & Ava, this channel also has its trademark characters who appear in every video. Also, what I love most about Jugnu Kids is that there graphics, setting, homes are completely relatable to modern Indian households. Most of the times, ‘Indian’ graphics tend to show rural India. Not this one. The details in each video are what your kids see around them. Latest toys, modular kitchens, modern appliances etc are all things that form a part of our kids lifestyles. When kids are able to relate to them, they learn quickly.
Some of our favorite videos from Jugnu Kids are:
Infobells is another popular YouTube channel for Indian kids. While many of their videos clash with Jugnu Kids, they still have plenty of content to enjoy. The characters are traditionally Indian in attire. That is both good and bad for me. My kids are not always able to relate with the attire and surroundings. Besides, I am myself a little weary of India being shown as it was ages ago. But I love their simple, animated stories that are perfect for primary school children. And their Hindi songs are very lovely!
Infobells is available in many regional languages including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The links below are all from Infobells – Hindi.
Some of our favorite videos from Infobells are:
If you are looking for more than just rhymes, ChuChu TV has diverse videos for kids. It is in fact one of the most popular Indian Kids YouTube channels. We have benefited a lot from their videos on colors and numbers. In fact, a big part of my daughter’s learning colors and numbers was through their videos. I am sharing those exact videos below.
Some of our favorite videos from ChuChu TV are:
CVS 3D Rhymes
CVS 3D Rhymes have a lot of scope of improvement in their graphics. Their ‘3D rhymes’ sometimes render darker pictures and the kids might not be able to relate very well to some characters. But they still have a good collection of videos for Indian kids and we have some favorites. I have already listed their ‘Johnny Johnny’ video in my Top 10 YouTube videos for Kids.
Some of our favorite videos from CVS 3D Rhymes are:
VideoGyan 3D Rhymes
Videogyan 3D Rhymes or Videogyan Kids is a very well developed kids video channel. Their videos are well thought out and educational. I like the fact that their characters are beautifully created and make the learning videos fun. Their finger family collection teaches kids about different types of people around the world and it is thanks to them that my 2 year old knows Mamma is the same as ‘Ummi’ (Arabic) or that Baby is also ‘Baobei’ (Chinese).
Some of our favorite videos from VideoGyan 3D Rhymes are: