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15 Best TED Talks For Kids

April 26, 2018

Nowadays kids spend plenty of time in front of their screens. Whether that means playing Candy crush on mobile phones or mindless browsing on tablets, it’s time well wasted.

Technology isn’t going anywhere but at least you can influence how your kids are going to utilise it. It’s time to inspire a new digital habit among your kids.

These best TED Talks for Kids are exactly what they need to hear. They’re fun and packed with fascinating insights and inspiration.

15 Best TED Talks for Kids

Science Is For Everyone, Kids Included

Amy O’Toole is one of the youngest people to ever publish a peer-reviewed science paper. Together with a neuroscientist Beau Lotto, Amy explains what science and play have in common.

Underwater Astonishments

David Gallo is an oceanographer and in this enthusiastic talk, he presents some of the most amazing sea creatures.

The Magic of Truth and Lies (and iPods)

A really short, creative and innovative talk by Marco Tempest. See for yourself.

A Teen Just Trying To Figure It Out

Tavi Gevinson has built a space where strong female, teenage role models could find each other. She’s an Editor-in-Chief of a magazine called Rookie – an online magazine for teens. In this talk, she’s putting  an unapologetic and a new face to modern feminism.

A Promising Test For Pancreatic Cancer… From a Teenager

Jack Andraka invented a new type of sensor for early stage pancreatic cancer. This is a really powerful TED talk with a takeaway message that all that really matters is the strength of your idea and the willingness to pursue it.

If I Should Have a Daughter…

Beautiful poem. You’ll love the words, attitude and Sarah’s voice.

My Invention That Made Peace With Lions

Richard Turere is a young African inventor, who created a solar-powered solution to safely scare the lions away, as the attacks in the Maasai community in which he lives became prevalent. This is a fascinating talk in which Richard explains how he overcame the problem using the resources around him.

How I Harnessed The Wind

William Kamkwamba is a Malawian boy, who at the age of 14, built a windmill to power his family’s home. In this talk, William explains how this invention changed his and his family’s life.

What Adults Can Learn From Kids

In this talk, Adora explains that what adults lack are bold ideas, optimism and wild creativity.

Turning Trash Into Toys For Learning

Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor, who believes that children learn by doing and putting things together. In this talk, Arvind shares a simple plan on how to create entertaining toys from trash.

Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

Reshma Saujani founded a non-profit organization “Girls Who Code”. Her goal is to have one million women in computer science by 2020. Reshma explains that in today’s society, girls are thought to be perfect, which can have serious negative effects.

A Taboo-Free Way To Talk About Periods

This is pretty much self-explanatory topic. In India, 3 out of every 10 girls, don’t know what the menstruation is at the time of their first period. Aditi Gupta, uses storytelling and art to teach girls about menstruation.

The Danger of Silence

“The danger of silence” is a short and powerful talk about finding the courage to speak up against injustice and ignorance.

The Best Kindergarten You’ve Ever Seen

Architect Takaharu Tezuka, designed one of the world’s most interesting kindergartens in Tokyo. In this talk he walks us through the design process. Those kids are so lucky!

Teach Every Child About Food

Jamie Oliver presents shocking images of the sugar we consume and the ignorance surrounding cooking skills and food education.