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TEDTalks Kids and Family

Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt
3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt 2017/10/12, 18:50
3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt
3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt
We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/cfCDQgWFnkg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage
Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage 2017/10/10, 18:53
Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage
Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage
Neuroscientist Greg Gage takes sophisticated equipment used to study the brain out of graduate-level labs and brings them to middle- and high-school classrooms (and, sometimes, to the TED stage.) Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, a plant whose leaves close when touched, and the Venus flytrap to an EKG to show us how plants use electrical signals to convey information, prompt movement and even count.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/urO3MWq7ks8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski
The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski 2017/09/15, 00:00
The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski
The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski
Physics doesn't just happen in a fancy lab -- it happens when you push a piece of buttered toast off the table or drop a couple of raisins in a fizzy drink or watch a coffee spill dry. Become a more interesting dinner guest as physicist Helen Czerski presents various concepts in physics you can become familiar with using everyday things found in your kitchen.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/1tWKfpDyKIU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut
How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut 2017/06/02, 19:40
How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut
How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/u1S9kZ7Drtk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel 2017/05/18, 18:58
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel
Teens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones -- it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/CqAxhoreZro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga
A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga 2017/05/05, 18:48
A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga
A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga
In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This "summer slump" affects kids from low-income neighborhoods most, setting them back almost three months. TED Fellow Karim Abouelnaga has a plan to reverse this learning loss. Learn how he's helping kids improve their chances for a brighter future.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/TAG2-YgrVXU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer
A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer 2017/03/27, 19:12
A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer
A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer
From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam -- none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Lm0BJlZqFdE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull
Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull 2017/03/02, 17:54
Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull
Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull
To honor and celebrate young lives cut short, Kathy Hull founded the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, the George Mark Children's House. Its mission: to give terminally ill children and their families a peaceful place to say goodbye. She shares stories brimming with wisdom, joy, imagination and heartbreaking loss.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/frpK3Za7EnQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani
What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani 2017/02/10, 17:49
What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani
What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani
How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting -- and learning from -- refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give their kids the warm, secure parenting they most need?<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/vUGtb-eCXME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
A young scientist's quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup
A young scientist's quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup 2017/01/27, 18:04
A young scientist's quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup
A young scientist's quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup
Deepika Kurup has been determined to solve the global water crisis since she was 14 years old, after she saw kids outside her grandparents' house in India drinking water that looked too dirty even to touch. Her research began in her family kitchen -- and eventually led to a major science prize. Hear how this teenage scientist developed a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to purify water.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/03hBQXAhgC0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>