109: 5 YouTube Channels for Nonfiction

5 YouTube Channels for Nonfiction




Do you use videos in your speech therapy sessions? 

A couple of weeks ago, I shared all about why I think you should be using nonfiction in your speech therapy sessions. 

I know it is easy to reach for those favorite fiction resources, but studies show that using nonfiction is extremely valuable to students! It builds their background knowledge and improves their comprehension skills as well as their ability to make connections. 

It doesn’t have to be a nonfiction text that you use, you can utilize other nonfiction resources too, like videos. Taking the reading aspect out of it makes it much more fun for struggling readers. It allows them to work on listening comprehension and build language skills, which will in turn improve their reading comprehension. 

But where do you find quality nonfiction resources? There is a lot of content out there to sort through and it is so important that we ensure the videos we share are appropriate for our needs. Don’t worry, I have you covered! My favorite place to find nonfiction videos is YouTube! 

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I am sharing with you the best nonfiction YouTube channels that you can turn to when you need videos for your speech therapy sessions! 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Why you should use nonfiction resources
  • The benefits of using videos to work on speech goals
  • Top nonfiction YouTube channels for speech
  • How to work on speech goals using these videos


These YouTube channels are so fun for kids and it really does make speech more enjoyable for them. I love that they come to speech and never know what to expect. Adding nonfiction videos is the perfect way to add some variety to your sessions!

If you are interested in getting started using short films in your speech therapy classroom, I have the perfect resource for you. This Short Films Cheat Sheet includes 2 videos you can use and cheat sheets that will show you how to target any speech goal using these videos. 


5 YouTube Channels for Nonfiction


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Resources Mentioned: 

Colossal Cranium on YouTube

Art For Kids Hub on YouTube

TedEd on YouTube

Highlights Kids on YouTube

Dad, how do I? on YouTube

Short Films Cheat Sheet


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