Finding something to watch with your kids that you actually enjoy too can be challenging, but YouTube Kids celebrity-curated playlists make it easy. The playlists are a fun way to connect with your kids over a shared laugh and a great way to discover new, family-friendly programming.

Ellen Degeneres, Mayim Balik, Geena Davis and NFL star Martellus Bennett are just a few of the celebrities so far who have created playlists of their favorite videos for the YouTube Kids app. Jimmy Fallon is the latest to add his picks with a playlist of clips and videos he loves. His selections include his kids’ favorite moments from the Tonight Show and Fallon’s reading of his book Everything Is Mama, as well as his family’s favorite classic videos to watch again and again, like clips from The Sound of Music and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

What makes Fallon’s playlist especially fun is that many of his picks are likely favorites from your own childhood, like School House Rock and Sesame Street. It’s impossible not to watch Kermit the Frog singing Rainbow Connection without breaking into song yourself.

The playlists are just one of Google’s new ways to make the YouTube Kids app safer to use. The app recently rolled out features that give parents more control over the content that kids can view, as well as offering pre-screened collections of videos from safe, kid-friendly channels like Sesame Street workshop.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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