We started homeschooling the kids this week and have included screentime to our schedule. From online educational learning to shows on TV, it’s important to note how screentime can be beneficial during this time.
Whether you’re keeping the kids busy with reading material or letting them use the iPad, there are a number of things to consider.
Making time for family will be essential during your time indoors in the upcoming weeks. However, the use of technology might be inevitable. It’s all about how you control kids’ screentime.
Classic programs you’ve watched during your youth can be found on one of my favorite TV streaming subscriptions. Educational shows on Netflix have always been a good fit for our family. These days, it’s come in handy for us as we plan out our lessons.
There are two types of educational content our kids enjoy: ocean exploration and everyday facts that work as conversation starters.
In this post, you’ll learn the different programs available on Netflix that offer shows on these two topics.
Learn About Sea Creatures And Their Habitat
For kids who love to learn about the ocean, Netflix has a variety of programs that highlight sea life. One of our kids’ favorites is Octonauts. With a catchy tune and lovable characters, it’s a hit in keeping the kids entertained and educated.
Below is a list of three educational shows on Netflix that highlight sea creatures and teach you about their habitat.
Although Octonauts is meant for school-aged children, its use of bright colors and adorable, memorable characters make it fun for preschoolers as well.
Learn what life would be like without water and why it’s important to care for our ecosystem.
Discover the secrets of the oceans in this animated series which highlights the value of family and teamwork — all at once!
Fun Facts Kids Enjoy Learning
Netflix is one of our favorite streaming providers because it offers a variety of shows to enjoy as a family and offers kids brain teasers.
It’s amazing what you hear on TV programs today. It’s nice to see there are streaming services that are thinking about bringing families together again.
Educational shows on Netflix we love the most are those that share fun facts about everything in life. Below are two of our favorite ones to watch as a family:
Kids send in questions to ask the Storybots (hence the name), and they research the answer to show their viewers. With the use of fun beats and catchy tunes, Storybots find the answers. It gets the kids moving and learning — a must-see for families.
Although this show isn’t for preschoolers or toddlers, it’s a great show for school-age children. We’ve even watched this show with kids in high school!
The tips and tricks are fun to watch and share with others who’ve never seen the show.
How To Get The Most Out Of Educational Shows On Netflix
Think of how you can make staying indoors exciting for your kids. Also, plan to throw in some.
Based on a Top Picks Video by Common Sense Media, these are the best top picks for kids under 8:
1. True and the Rainbow Kingdom
2. Spirit Riding Free
3. Veggie Tales in the City
4. The Worst Witch
5. Legend Quest
Of the five options above, we’ve watched four of these programs. Our kids still watch True and The Worst Witch to this day.