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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.

Episode Date
Unseen footage, untamed nature | Karen Bass
00:10:08
At TED2012, filmmaker Karen Bass shares some of the astonishing nature footage she's shot for the BBC and National Geographic -- including brand-new, previously unseen footage of the tube-lipped nectar bat, who feeds in a rather unusual way ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/W974dF_HiBg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2012
The journey across the high wire | Philippe Petit
00:19:07
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/XZud4Xx9CR4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2012
Pop an ollie and innovate! | Rodney Mullen
00:18:19
Rodney Mullen is the godfather of street skating, and in this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community. He shows how the unique environments skaters play in drive the creation of new tricks -- fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion's sake.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Ms0PXNosGBE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 16, 2012
Advice to a young scientist | E.O. Wilson
00:14:56
"The world needs you, badly," says legendary biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. He gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- and reminds us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/w9q6_fs7bXQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 25, 2012
Tour the solar system from home | Jon Nguyen
00:07:53
Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/5ZVqiWsNpsw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 23, 2012
The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
00:14:26
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/SB_YcIIXgCM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2012
Science is for everyone, kids included | Amy O'Toole
00:15:25
What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/9ARlwVredp4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2012
A child of the state | Lemn Sissay
00:15:17
Literature has long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. So why do many parentless children feel compelled to hide their pasts? Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his own moving story.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/6EP7jz9G0B0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2012
A cyber-magic card trick like no other | Marco Tempest
00:06:35
The suits, numbers and colors in a deck of cards correspond to the seasons, moon cycles and calendar. Marco Tempest straps on augmented reality goggles and does a card trick like you've never seen before, weaving a lyrical tale as he deals. (This version fixes a glitch in the original performance, but is otherwise exactly as seen live by the TEDGlobal audience, including the dazzling augmented reality effects.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/yVEcpxXkPsA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2012
Love letters to strangers | Hannah Brencher
00:04:52
Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/KHJOb2l6Roo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2012
The secret of the bat genome | Emma Teeling
00:16:25
In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink common attitudes toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/xJOvdjToURA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2012
How to "sketch" with electronics | Leah Buechley
00:06:33
Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/ZSV3BxAxQos" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 15, 2012
Why I love vultures | Munir Virani
00:06:41
As natural garbage collectors, vultures are vital to our ecosystem -- so why all the bad press? Why are so many in danger of extinction? Raptor biologist Munir Virani says we need to pay more attention to these unique and misunderstood creatures, to change our perception and save the vultures.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/EMhul52dnSk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2012
A broken body isn't a broken person | Janine Shepherd
00:18:57
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Sdj07MqXgQE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2012
The dance of the dung beetle | Marcus Byrne
00:17:08
A dung beetle has a brain the size of a grain of rice, and yet it shows a tremendous amount of intelligence when it comes to rolling its food source -- animal excrement -- home. How? It all comes down to a dance.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/ghb2ezN0CFg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2012
Why bother leaving the house? | Ben Saunders
00:10:37
Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/yDYomB6M93c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2012
A father-daughter bond, one photo at a time | Steven Addis
00:03:38
A long time ago in New York City, Steve Addis stood on a corner holding his 1-year-old daughter in his arms; his wife snapped a photo. The image has inspired an annual father-daughter ritual, where Addis and his daughter pose for the same picture, on the same corner, each year. Addis shares 15 treasured photographs from the series, and explores why this small, repeated ritual means so much.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/LawIiuXlBVE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2012
How a boy became an artist | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
00:18:40
This talk paints the funny and touching story of a little boy who pursued a simple passion: to draw and write stories. With the help of a supporting cast of family and teachers, Jarrett J. Krosoczka tells how he grew up to create beloved children's books.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/OSRP1te30tQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2013
A father-daughter dance ... in prison | Angela Patton
00:08:48
At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help young girls and their fathers stay connected and become part of each others' lives. But what about girls whose fathers can't be there -- because they're in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/svLyMyGKyIg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2013
Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell
00:09:37
Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/HxvplmyOIgI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2013
Agile programming -- for your family | Bruce Feiler
00:18:00
Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Z6UHWYcdyKw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 25, 2013
To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful | Shane Koyczan
00:12:03
By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and … different. "To This Day," his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/gjLp6WDUtyk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 08, 2013
My invention that made peace with lions | Richard Turere
00:07:20
In the Maasai community where Richard Turere lives with his family, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/2Q52JFWwJY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2013
A skateboard, with a boost | Sanjay Dastoor
00:04:20
Imagine an electric vehicle that can get you to work -- or anywhere in a six-mile radius -- quickly, without traffic frustrations or gasoline. Now imagine you can pick it up and carry it with you. Yes, this souped-up skateboard could change the face of morning commutes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/kZ3KXEjYfRc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 02, 2013
A mini robot -- powered by your phone | Keller Rinaudo
00:05:50
Your smartphone may feel like a friend -- but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. At TED2013, Keller Rinaudo demos Romo, the smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/peILRtKIRjY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2013
My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK
00:10:28
Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/AhRU7xinrUY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2013
Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria | Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao
00:09:20
Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade plastic -- specifically by breaking down phthalates, a harmful plasticizer. They found an answer surprisingly close to home.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/1xkaUx0vyUc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2013
My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors | Taylor Wilson
00:12:53
Taylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. Wilson, who has won backing to create a company to realize his vision, explains why he's so excited about his innovative design for small modular fission reactors -- and why it could be the next big step in solving the global energy crisis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/z2Cs_q3wRgA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 30, 2013
Hack a banana, make a keyboard! | Jay Silver
00:13:15
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/zeIl2KjpCt4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2013
A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager | Jack Andraka
00:10:49
Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that's super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/D68g7sUy8TA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 11, 2013
How a penny made me feel like a millionaire | Tania Luna
00:05:31
As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless shelter where she and her family lived, she found a penny. She has never again felt so rich. A meditation on the bittersweet joys of childhood -- and how to hold them in mind.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/gK3TQSkSgZE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2013
The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins
00:08:47
Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/5teKX2--l00" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2013
Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling? | Jane McGonigal
00:07:18
What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game. Then again, when the game is "massively multiplayer thumb-wrestling," what else would you expect?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/8lm02BM3Tvg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 15, 2013
My glacier cave discoveries | Eddy Cartaya
00:08:02
Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore. As the Sandy Glacier slowly slides down Mount Hood in Oregon, the caves and tunnels inside it morph annually thanks to warm water from above and warm air from below. At TEDYouth, Cartaya takes us inside these magical spaces where the ice glows in bright blues and greens, and where artifacts rain from the ceiling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/92VXVmuJfwQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2013
How I beat stage fright | Joe Kowan
00:08:03
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/skcLhPhvfD0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2014
Want to be an activist? Start with your toys | McKenna Pope
00:05:22
McKenna Pope's younger brother loved to cook, but he worried about using an Easy-Bake Oven -- because it was a toy for girls. So at age 13, Pope started an online petition for the American toy company Hasbro to change the pink-and-purple color scheme on the classic toy and incorporate boys into its TV marketing. In a heartening talk, Pope makes the case for gender-neutral toys and gives a rousing call to action to all kids who feel powerless.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/H6JXGKeOgv0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2014
Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist ... | Maya Penn
00:07:16
Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story -- and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy -- in this charming talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/m3WPCdgWYJ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2014
What we can learn from galaxies far, far away | Henry Lin
00:06:43
In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair award winner, we can learn quite a lot about scientific mysteries in our own world and galaxy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/RLBdw0arM58" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2014
What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield
00:18:22
There's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) -- and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/H3DO61r9-C4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2014
My daughter, Malala | Ziauddin Yousafzai
00:16:36
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?" Yousafzai asks. "Because I didn't clip her wings."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/M9wrK63rdr0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 24, 2014
Hidden miracles of the natural world | Louie Schwartzberg
00:07:24
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/7HTKlJuRsOA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2014
For parents, happiness is a very high bar | Jennifer Senior
00:18:11
The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/xm2WBFVVz4s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 15, 2014
And for my next trick, a robot | Marco Tempest
00:06:18
Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/ElyWzevJZCk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2014
Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic | David Kwong
00:11:43
David Kwong is a magician who makes crossword puzzles -- in other words, a pretty nerdy guy. And for his next trick ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/5VfR-WYmZVA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 11, 2014
Two poems about what dogs think (probably) | Billy Collins
00:04:02
What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Nvs417Ugrto" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2014
Why lunch ladies are heroes | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
00:05:24
Children's book author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch...and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/RfhdltT18oE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2014
How our stories cross over | Colin Grant
00:17:25
Colin Grant has spent a lifetime navigating the emotional landscape between his father’s world and his own. Born in England to Jamaican parents, Grant draws on stories of shared experience within his immigrant community -- and reflects on how he found forgiveness for a father who rejected him.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/J_mT1ZFPWmk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2014
Why a good book is a secret door | Mac Barnett
00:16:59
Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/zbNLzaqZNk8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2014
A magical search for a coincidence | Helder Guimarães
00:13:11
Small coincidences. They happen all the time and yet, they pass us by because we are not looking for them. In a delightfully subtle trick, magician Helder Guimarães demonstrates with a deck of cards, a dollar bill and a stuffed giraffe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/HJTcRf9__3c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2015
Play this word game to come up with original ideas | Shimpei Takahashi
00:05:40
Shimpei Takahashi always dreamed of designing toys. But when he started work as a toy developer, he found that the pressure to produce squashed his creativity. In this short, funny talk, Takahashi describes how he got his ideas flowing again, and shares a simple word game anyone can play to generate new ideas. (In Japanese with English subtitles.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/P3nOtjE30VM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 12, 2015
The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen | Takaharu Tezuka
00:09:47
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/RWeiVkVW1gk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 14, 2015
How we unearthed the Spinosaurus | Nizar Ibrahim
00:06:02
A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the Spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep time." Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and his crew found new fossils, hidden in cliffs of the Moroccan Sahara desert, that are helping us learn more about the first swimming dinosaur -- who might also be the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/C9opH2PSP5g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2015
How to raise a black son in America | Clint Smith
00:05:12
As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father's furious and fearful response.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/byejF-_YK0c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2015
The surprisingly logical minds of babies | Laura Schulz
00:20:18
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/CC6sdNQEj2U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 02, 2015
How I teach kids to love science | Cesar Harada
00:09:48
At the Harbour School in Hong Kong, TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada teaches citizen science and invention to the next generation of environmentalists. He's moved his classroom into an industrial mega-space where imaginative kids work with wood, metal, chemistry, biology, optics and, occasionally, power tools to create solutions to the threats facing the world's oceans. There, he instills a universal lesson that his own parents taught him at a young age: "You can make a mess, but you have to clean up after yourself."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/BEunv5on92A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 27, 2015
The mysterious world of underwater caves | Jill Heinerth
00:06:49
Cave diver Jill Heinerth explores the hidden underground waterways coursing through our planet. Working with biologists, climatologists and archaeologists, Heinerth unravels the mysteries of the life-forms that inhabit some of the earth's most remote places and helps researchers unlock the history of climate change. In this short talk, take a dive below the waves and explore the wonders of inner space.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/3CcnMlJatJg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2016
Glow-in-the-dark sharks and other stunning sea creatures | David Gruber
00:13:54
Just a few meters below the waves, marine biologist and explorer-photographer David Gruber discovered something amazing -- a surprising new range of sea creatures that glow in many colors in the ocean's dim blue light. Join his journey in search of biofluorescent sharks, seahorses, sea turtles and more, and learn how these light-up creatures could illuminate a new understanding of our own brains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/_JFWWUT480k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 26, 2016
How yarn bombing grew into a worldwide movement | Magda Sayeg
00:05:30
Textile artist Magda Sayeg transforms urban landscapes into her own playground by decorating everyday objects with colorful knit and crochet works. These warm, fuzzy "yarn bombs" started small, with stop sign poles and fire hydrants in Sayeg's hometown, but soon people found a connection to the craft and spread it across the world. "We all live in this fast-paced, digital world, but we still crave and desire something that's relatable," Sayeg says. "Hidden power can be found in the most unassuming places, and we all possess skills that are just waiting to be discovered."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/y7UYTHmbHsk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2016
You have no idea where camels really come from | Latif Nasser
00:12:27
Camels are so well adapted to the desert that it's hard to imagine them living anywhere else. But what if we have them pegged all wrong? What if those big humps, feet and eyes were evolved for a different climate and a different time? In this talk, join Radiolab's Latif Nasser as he tells the surprising story of how a very tiny, very strange fossil upended the way he sees camels, and the world. This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/AUffguNKbLA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 23, 2016
Can you really tell if a kid is lying? | Kang Lee
00:13:36
Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. They do it a lot, starting as young as two years old, and they're actually really good at it. Lee explains why we should celebrate when kids start to lie and presents new lie-detection technology that could someday reveal our hidden emotions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/vBGdQGNiZQU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 13, 2016
Nature is everywhere -- we just need to learn to see it | Emma Marris
00:15:52
How do you define "nature?" If we define it as that which is untouched by humans, then we won't have any left, says environmental writer Emma Marris. She urges us to consider a new definition of nature -- one that includes not only pristine wilderness but also the untended patches of plants growing in urban spaces -- and encourages us to bring our children out to touch and tinker with it, so that one day they might love and protect it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/dT5Xgm5iPNQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 13, 2016
Bring on the female superheroes! | Christopher Bell
00:15:48
Why is it so hard to find female superhero merchandise? In this passionate, sparkling talk, media studies scholar (and father of a Star Wars-obsessed daughter) Christopher Bell addresses the alarming lack of female superheroes in the toys and products marketed to kids -- and what it means for how we teach them about the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/vWSBW_reuz4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2016
How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims
00:14:16
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/PErgj8wP4ro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2016
Easy DIY projects for kid engineers | Fawn Qiu
00:07:03
TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/fuFQMwsEBTI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 10, 2016
How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city | Ryan Gravel
00:11:26
Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an abandoned railroad track into 22 miles of public green space called the Atlanta BeltLine. The places we live aren't inevitable, he says -- and if we want something different, we need to speak up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/qv4-cDdOSYk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 01, 2016
What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang
00:15:31
Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days -- from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a "burger refill" at a restaurant -- Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you want can open up possibilities where you expect to find dead ends.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/f6OrBB-qGwQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2016
A young scientist's quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup
00:07:59
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Vu37HXpsdtI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 27, 2017
What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani
00:14:16
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/5DP3Livs_1I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2017
Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull
00:15:18
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/frpK3Za7EnQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 02, 2017
A plan to recycle the unrecyclable | Ashton Cofer
00:06:01
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. Learn more out their original design.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Lm0BJlZqFdE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2017
How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut
00:12:26
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/u1S9kZ7Drtk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 02, 2017
A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga
00:07:05
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/TAG2-YgrVXU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 05, 2017
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel
00:10:33
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/CqAxhoreZro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2017
The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski
00:15:57
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/1tWKfpDyKIU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 14, 2017
3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt
00:11:51
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/cfCDQgWFnkg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2017
Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage
00:09:30
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 src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/urO3MWq7ks8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2017
For the love of birds | Washington Wachira
00:13:07
From the glorious crested guinea fowl to the adulterous African jacana to vultures that can pick a zebra carcass clean in 30 minutes, Washington Wachira wants us all to get to know the marvelous species of birds that share the planet with us. If you're not already a fan of earth's feathermakers -- or concerned about their conservation -- you will be after you watch this delightful talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Wcordca6DzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2017
A mother and son united by love and art | Hank Willis Thomas
00:10:34
An art school professor once told Deb Willis that she, as a woman, was taking a place from a good man -- but the storied photographer says she instead made a space for a good man, her son Hank Willis Thomas. In this moving talk, the mother and son artists describe how they draw from one another in their work, how their art challenges mainstream narratives about black life and black joy, and how, ultimately, everything comes down to love.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/R74fZ19KXEY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2017
How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism | Stuart Duncan
00:10:56
The internet can be an ugly place, but you won't find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan's Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft creates a safe online environment for play and self-expression for kids who sometimes behave a bit differently than their peers (and who might be singled out elsewhere). Learn more about one of the best places on the internet with this heartwarming talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/7VaJk6qWOoI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2018
What it's like to be a transgender dad | LB Hannahs
00:13:44
LB Hannahs candidly shares the experience of parenting as a genderqueer individual -- and what it can teach us about authenticity and advocacy. "Authenticity doesn't mean 'comfortable.' It means managing and negotiating the discomfort of everyday life," Hannahs says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/8C01miiEfY8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2018
This simple test can help kids hear better | Susan Emmett
00:05:24
Children who live in rural areas can have a hard time getting to the doctor -- much less to an audiologist's clinic for expensive, complex tests to check their hearing. The result for too many kids is hearing loss caused by ear infections and other curable or preventable problems. That's why ear surgeon and TED Fellow Susan Emmett is working with 15 communities in rural Alaska to create a simple, low-cost test that only requires a cell phone. Learn more about her work and how it could change the lives of children who don't have access to hearing care.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/F8WaPk0gsMI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2018
A teen scientist's invention to help wounds heal | Anushka Naiknaware
00:06:58
Working out of her garage, Anushka Naiknaware designed a sensor that tracks wound healing, becoming the youngest winner (at age 13) of the Google Science Fair. Her clever invention addresses the global challenge of chronic wounds, which don't heal properly due to preexisting conditions like diabetes and account for billions in medical costs worldwide. Join Naiknaware as she explains how her "smart bandage" works -- and how she's sharing her story to inspire others to make a difference.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Ra4g4NGP5wo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2018
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
00:13:38
Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find -- and create -- more of it in the world around us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/lqyzRAml0LA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2018
Can home cooking change the world? | Gastón Acurio
00:13:25
When Gastón Acurio started his now world-famous restaurant Astrid & Gastón in the 1990s, no one suspected that he would elevate the Peruvian home-cooking he grew up with to haute cuisine. Nearly thirty years and a storied career later, the chef wants the rest of us to embrace our culinary roots and transform the world with the meals we prepare each day. (In Spanish with English subtitles)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/Ou6JDIKK4Jo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2018
The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today | James Bridle
00:16:32
Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds -- and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. "We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them," Bridle says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/WA_m9vJi03k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 22, 2018
Why doctors are offering free tax prep in their waiting rooms | Lucy Marcil
00:04:56
More than 90 percent of children in the US see a doctor at least once a year, which means countless hours spent in waiting rooms for parents. What if those hours could be used for something productive -- like saving money? Through her organization StreetCred, pediatrician and TED Fellow Lucy Marcil is offering free tax prep to parents right in the waiting room, reimagining what a doctor's visit can look like and helping to lift families out of poverty. Learn more about how free tax prep and guidance could be the best poverty prescription we have in the US.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/5fEtwprvpOM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 23, 2018
Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me) | Mary Maker
00:16:47
After fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child, Mary Maker found security and hope in the school at Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp. Now a teacher of young refugees herself, she sees education as an essential tool for rebuilding lives -- and empowering a generation of girls who are too often denied entrance into the classroom. "For the child of war, an education can turn their tears of loss into a passion for peace," Maker says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/MfgX3kuZ94w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 15, 2018
To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation | Jessica Pryce
00:07:41
In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. "Let's work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart," Pryce says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/47Zm4Rma1io" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2018
A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks
00:06:16
When a baby is born, so is a mother -- but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother -- and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/RLfJ8v_JrWI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2018
How kids can help design cities | Mara Mintzer
00:14:24
Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" -- their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today. But kids make up a quarter of the population, so shouldn't they have a say in what the world they'll inherit will look like? Urban planner Mara Mintzer shares what happened when she and her team asked kids to help design a park in Boulder, Colorado -- and how it revealed an important blind spot in how we construct the built environment. "If we aren't including children in our planning, who else aren't we including?" Mintzer asks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTKidsFamily/~4/IZvTBeVrjbQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2018