YouTube is a great resource for fun and engaging videos that enhance lessons. Here is a list of my favorite 8 YouTube Channels for the primary classroom.
They make some fun educational songs with great digital videos! We currently love their silent e video, but they also do math and grammar songs!
We fell in love with anything “salamander” on this channel! This has some great brain breaks with adorable graphics, our favorite is LEFT RIGHT (they think it’s a brain break, but I’m secretly teaching them left from right). This channel has nursery rhymes, silly songs, and even some educational ones. This is our favorite channel as of late!
Flocabulary is a subscription based site, but they do offer some of their funky fresh videos on YouTube for free. This channel focuses on engaging hip-hop videos for vocabulary in all subject areas! Really fun and kids LOVE it.
This is a sweet little channel for teaching opposites. Fun videos that you can extend into lessons on shades of meaning (synonyms) or antonyms.
Nessy is actually an app designed specifically for dyslexia (which you all should totally check out), but this YouTube channel has tons of great phonics videos. They do speak with an English accent, so just make sure you watch the video before playing it, incase pronunciation is different.
Have Fun Teaching is a full website with tons of resources for kids/teachers. They have some really fun songs for different skills like phonics and counting, etc. We LOVE their phonics song What Does the Letter Say (a parody of “What Does the Fox Say”).
Grammaropolis is also a subscription based website, but their YouTube channel has some fun videos for teaching grammar.
I could not create a list of YouTube channels without Harry Kindergarten Music! He makes silly and educational songs for primary grades.
For more random YouTube videos I like to use in the classroom, check out my Pinterest board.