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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.

Mission Blue

Learn what life would be like without water and why it’s important to care for our ecosystem.

The Deep

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:

Ask The Storybots

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.

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There are a number of educational shows on Netflix for families to watch together. To help you find one to enjoy with yours, Motherhood Through My Eyes shares 10 programs your children will love.
There are a number of educational shows on Netflix for families to watch together. To help you find one to enjoy with yours, Motherhood Through My Eyes shares 10 programs your children will love.

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

Reader Comments

  1. My kids LOVE Brainchild! I think it’s such an awesome show for kids. I definitely don’t mind when that one is on.

  2. These screen activity are fun to watch and also educational. My kids would love this. I’m usually struggling on what movie should I let my child to watch. Thanks for this tip.

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