15 Best TED Talks For Kids To Enjoy and Learn!

Nowadays, kids have hooked on to electronic devices, especially phones. Can’t blame them particularly, as they observe the adults working on their respective devices almost all the time. So, why not utilize the scenario and make them watch videos that will actually help them to learn and understand facts.

Are your kids are obsessed with YouTube or constantly nagging for your phone to play some games? Switch to TED videos on YouTube and let them watch these highly motivational and inspirational TED Talks that can help them understand real-time facts. Here are some videos from TED that might help your kids to enjoy the process of learning through liveliness and fun!

15 Best TED Talks For Kids

1. The Power and Importance of Reading!

  • Speaker: Luke Bakic.

Luke, a 9-year old’s view over why reading is so essential in today’s culture. He is a big fan of reading and feels that a lack of it is driving a lot of societal problems. This presentation was delivered at a TEDx event, which was organized by a local community and followed a TED conference style.

2. A Young Scientist’s Guide to Problem Solving and Innovation

Gitanjali dazzles the audience with her thoughts on invention in a riveting lecture that received a standing ovation. She discusses how her gadget might help address the clean water issue in Michigan, India, and other regions of the world. A demonstration of her award-winning gadget is also included in the film.

3. How a 13 year old changed ‘Impossible’ to ‘I’m Possible’

Sparsh is a 13-year-old genius who has fragile bones (130+ fractures) but a strong spirit. With his Purhythm renditions of Eminem covers, he became an international online phenomenon.

He wants to show people how to overcome every obstacle that comes their way in life and how to spark a chain reaction by being a role model for those who want to change their lives as well.

4. The Mindset of a Champion

  • Speaker: Carson Byblow.

Carson Byblow authored his lecture about progress and fixed attitudes since it is something he has grappled with throughout his ten-year existence. A fifth-grade student at the Anglo American School of Sofia in Bulgaria talks about “The Mindset of a Champion.”

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5. Friends = Happiness

  • Speaker: Eyva Dusetzina.

Friendships assist you in surviving and living longer. Eyva attends Jamacha Elementary School and is in third grade, who delivered a presentation about the advantages and plus points of friendships at a TEDx event, which was organized by a local community and followed the TED conference style.

6. Lemons to Lemonade

  • Speaker: Senna.

Senna was born with a variety of life-threatening food allergies and asthma, which she already enjoys teaching young people how to tackle in a positive way. She also enjoys animals and likes to write on her vegan blog, VeganKids.net.

7. The Power of Reading

  • Speaker: Shang Qu.

Another video explaining the importance of reading books in the generation of technology. Learn the perks of reading from an 11 years old girl: Shang Qu, who was born in Beijing and raised in Su Zhou, is an ardent reader who has completed hundreds of books on science, history, and literature.

8. Be whoever you want at any age

Ishita Katyal discusses how you don’t have to wait till you’re older to pursue your passion. Although she is just ten years old, she is the Asia-Pacific region’s youngest TEDxYouth event organizer.

She also thinks that happiness in the present moment is the key to success, and shares this message with students at a nearby Balewadi school during weekly seminars.

9. What Adults can learn from Kids?

Adora Svitak, a child prodigy, believes the world needs “childish” thinking: daring ideas, untamed inventiveness, and, above all, hope. She believes that children’s lofty ambitions deserve high expectations, and it should be noted by the adults as much as they impart their teachings.

10. Cell Phone Addiction 

  • Speaker: Tanner Welton.

Tanner has a unique and funny way of recognizing mundane happenings. He draws people in by amusing them with stories about his own personal experiences with social interactions and frequent cell phone usage among today’s youngsters. He is from Langley, British Columbia who loves to socialize with people.

11. We Are All Different – and That’s Awesome!

  • Speaker: Cole Blakeway.

What distinguishes you from others? What gets you out of bed in the morning? As he explains his lovely connection with Steven, a 44-year-old man with Autism, Cole Blakeway, a messy ten-year-old, shows us the virtue of celebrating diversity. He reminds us that we are all different, and that is absolutely fantastic in a world where everyone wants to be the same.

12. The Effects of Lying 

  • Speaker: Georgia Haukom.

This lecture discusses the negative consequences of lying on your life and health. A 4th grader at Fuerte Elementary School, Georgia Haukom who delivered a presentation at a TEDx event, which was organized by a local community and followed the TED conference style.

13. A 12-year-old app developer

Videogames are popular among 12-year-olds, and Thomas Suarez taught himself how to design them. He is now using his abilities to assist other youngsters to become developers after designing iPhone apps like “Bustin Jeiber,” a whack-a-mole game.

14. What Growth Mindset Means for Kids?

  • Speaker: Rebecca Chang.

Rebecca describes how she became a member of the Student Counsel (STUCO) at her primary school in her lecture. She talks about how she felt when her mother pushed her to take on this task and how she was able to transform her rage into a development attitude.

15. Experiences of a 12 year old Author

Ishita Katyal, a child novelist, and TED speaker from Vibgyor High School in Pune was born in 2005 who proves through her deeds that there is no age limit to achieving one’s dreams.

Regardless of age or industry, following one’s passion necessitates willingness and enthusiasm. Even more so, when a set of societal standards is violated in the process.