Home screen video categories

At the top of YouTube Kids, you'll notice icons for video content by category:

  • Shows includes kid-friendly programming from popular YouTube creators, family media networks and new and nostalgic characters.
  • Music includes nursery rhymes, kid-friendly covers, dance tutorials and sing-alongs.
  • Learning includes content to promote fun, active learning: from ABCs and 123s to science experiments and language learning.
  • Explore includes content that inspires children to explore the world around them, develop new hobbies and explore topics that they're interested in.
  • Gaming includes content featuring kids' favourite video games and gamers. This category is only shown when you've selected the Older content setting for your child.
  • Shared includes all of the channels and videos on YouTube that you've shared with your child. This category only shows if you've shared content with them from YouTube. Shared will disappear if you unshare or block all previously shared content.

YouTube Kids may periodically introduce temporary categories such as 'Reading' to celebrate reading month, for instance.

We use a mix of algorithms and human review to select the videos in these categories.

If your child has watched a few videos on YouTube Kids, your child may notice recommended videos in these categories and a Recommended videos category  . This category will feature recommendations based on viewing and search history.  Recommended videos may also include Watch it again videos and shared content. Learn more about Recommended videos and Watch it again.

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