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Top 10 online kid-friendly channels

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Screens pervade the lives of young people and much of the content is culturally not ours. It usually comes from a Western paradigm.

Since the programmes are dotted by various types of adverts – many of them neither age appropriate nor in line with the viewing content or parents' ethics – viewing cannot go unsupervised.

For this reason savvy parents are customising their media offerings.

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PVR, Netflix and YouTube allow parents to package education programmes for kids on a cellphone or tablet or stream them to your TV. ​​

PVR, Netflix and YouTube allow you to watch what you want when you want. You can package educational programmes for your kids on a cellphone or tablet or stream them to your TV.

We rounded up the top 10 online kiddies channels, based on their subscriber base:

ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Subscribers: 7718757.

ChuChuTV is designed to engage children through upbeat nursery rhymes and educational songs with colourful animations.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChuChuTV/featured.

Ryan Toys Review

Subscribers: 6185375

Join Ryan to see him play with toys and review toys for kids.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGJGhZ9SOOHvBB0Y4DOO_w/featured.

Super Simple Songs

Subscribers: 4929105

Learn and explore through song and movement with Super Simple Songs.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperSimpleSongs/featured

EvanTubeHD

Subscribers: 3762102

Toys, challenges, animals, video games, science experiments, special effects, animation and attractions.

https://www.youtube.com/user/EvanTubeHD/featured.

HobbyKidsTV

Subscribers: 2257990

Share learning, fun and popular toy reviews by kids for kids.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HobbyKidsTV/featured.

DohMuchFun

Subscribers: 901465.

A family-friendly channel aimed at kids.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8OJimQWM728_ZU0iQpBUQ/featured.

Kids TV Channel

Subscribers: 430607

Kids TV Channel is an online kids channel that is dedicated to making preschool learning fun for kids.

https://www.youtube.com/user/edukatetv/featured.

Baby Max

Subscribers: 233782

Baby Max goes on lots of adventures with his brother Donut the dog and his best friend Little Donny.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVFKfZppODLk4oj5N9Qypdg/featured.

BabyFirst

Subscribers: 582242

On BabyFirst TV, your baby can learn everything under the sun, from ABC to animals, colours to shapes.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BabyFirstTV/featured.

CBeebies

Subscribers: 221432

CBeebies YouTube channel is aimed at adults watching with children and offers a safe environment where CBeebies content is readily accessible with no inappropriate links or adverts.

https://www.youtube.com/user/cbeebiesgrownups/featured.

There isn't much in the way of South African or African offerings, so if you want to expose your children to more local entertainment here are a few options:

HooplaKidz Recipes

Subscribers: 440105

The channel showcases easy-to-follow tutorials that enables kids to discover their inner culinary connoisseur.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HooplaKidzRecipes/featured.

Disney Channel Africa

Subscribers: 224345

The home for Disney Channel on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyChannelZA/featured.

Rob The Ranger Wildlife Videos

Subscribers: 93770

The latest wildlife sightings feature animals seen on safari such as lions, leopards, elephants and hyena and many more African animals.

https://www.youtube.com/user/iduberobtheranger/featured.

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