If your kid has a wide range of interests—and a short attention span—they’ll probably be into Triviatopia, a series of educational animated videos on YouTube about everything from science, history and art to technology and the environment.
Each video is just over two minutes long and features a cast of six quirky characters who travel back and forth through time and around the globe on a variety of adventures. The series features several episodes on topics kids are interested in, including dinosaurs, ocean life, sports and robots. But they’re also a great way for parents to introduce bigger current event topics like recycling and the climate crisis:
The description for this episode is: “Global warming has Tito feeling under the weather, and Hector is determined to find the solution. The team goes on a quest to find clean energy sources to reduce their carbon footprint.” Tito is, of course, a character shaped like a globe who wears rainbow earmuffs.
I imagine this series would be especially good for kids ages 4-7, but my 9-year-old laughed at the jokes in the episode about the origins of soccer, so clearly older kids can appreciate them, too.