The pandemic has completely changed the way we live. It forces us to stay at home. We’re juggling work, life, kids and the state of the world today. This has been a particularly tough situation for parents, who need to look after their kids while on lockdown. Here, YouTube wants to offer a solution to make things easier for families by adding more than a hundred movies to its Kids collection.

YouTube Kids is a platform of choice for many of you, and with the extended time being spent at home it has become even more helpful for families. While some schools are back to physical in-class instruction, others remain virtual. YouTube want to help you keep your kids engaged, enriched and entertained. Therefore starting July 27th, until August 31st, YouTube will release over 100 movies and specials on YouTube Kids, ensuring that your kids have a memorable ‘After School’ experience.

“From popular family movies and specials featuring Tayo the Little Bus, Baby Shark and Pinkfong, The Wiggles, Masha And The Bear, Oggy & the Cockroaches and Paddington, to a collection of the best animated short films anchored by Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, and a wide variety of educational specials including Sesame Street’s Elmo’s World News, produced in collaboration with the Lego Foundation, and selections from BBC Studios’ hit series, Hey Duggee.

Every Monday, for the next five weeks, we will surface these excellent movies and specials in the app’s “Shows” category, as individual videos, as well as playlists. As part of this initiative, we will premiere Spookiz, a new movie produced by South Korean studio Keyring Studios and launched by WildBrain, exclusively on YouTube Kids.

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Moreover, we will also offer special YouTube Original content, including Disney’s complete series Shook and two Simon’s Cat specials courtesy of Endemol Shine, for kids ages six and up. We also have a wide variety of YouTube Originals available on YouTube Originals for Kids & Family Channel and YouTube Kids, including SHERWOOD for kids age eight and older, Kings of Atlantis and Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force for ages five and up, and current favourite for many kids and tweens across the world — Lockdown, suitable for ages five and up.” Don Anderson, Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, YouTube wrore in a blog post.

In addition, YouTube is continuing to feature evergreen monthly themes on YouTube Kids, including their Month of Reading with a focus on diversity and inclusion, and read-alongs featuring Oprah Winfrey, Oscar Award winning actor Rami Malek and James Bond actress Michelle Yeoh from StorylineOnline.

Moreover, just last month Google announced Camp YouTube: a digital learning experience to help parents recreate the fun of summer camp at home. Camp YouTube spotlights content on the Learn@Home site and YouTube Kids across beloved summer camp themes, such as arts, adventure, sports, STEM, and more.

With over 1,200 videos programmed, Google want to take kids on a virtual journey of learning and exploration. Families can discover how to make a tide pool aquarium in their backyard with Brave Wilderness, make art with household items while learning art history with the ArtistYear, or learn coding with Goldieblox.

YouTube Kids app was built keeping in mind kids below the age of 13 years. It’s a family-friendly place for kids to explore their imagination and curiosity. The app empowers parents to control what YouTube content their child can see, including the option to only allow content from trusted partners like Sesame Street, ChuChu TV, Bounce Patrol and PBS Kids, or hand pick other videos and channels to create a curated playlist for their kids.