Oh how I love Netflix. The best Netflix shows for kids are ones that I know they can watch without me hovering over them. I love these shows because they offer a distraction to our kids on long road trips in the car and on long rides in the grocery shopping cart (our 2 & 4 year old will sit in the cart and watch a movie while I spend my hour getting groceries). I am, however, very aware of what they are watching and I want to be on top of what is appropriate and educational for our kids.
Here are my five favorite Netflix shows for our kids (ages 8, 7, 5, 2)
1. Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts is my favorite kid show. I can’t tell you how much our child learns watching this show! He could easily teach a science class! haha! I never hear or see anything that I feel is inappropriate. I would suggest this one, as top of my list!
2. The Blue Planet (2001)
Our kids love documentaries because they are very interested in anything where they learn about history or science. This is a great watch for curious, science-minded kids.
3. The Magic School Bus (1994-1997)
What if, instead of regular field trips, you could go to space, hang out with dinosaurs, and shrink down to the point where you were the same size as an insect? Now you can! If you take a ride in the Magic School Bus, you get to do just that! I love this one for the education that it provides and our kids love it because it is funny!
4. Sesame Street (2006-2011)
I’m not sure that there is anything that I can say here that you aren’t already thinking. It is funny, perfect for young kids and it is educational. I’m sure you have seen it time and time again… and the characters appear everywhere (not just in the show, but stores, books, and in toy stores!)
My friend, Samantha, got us hooked on this movie! I would trust her opinion any day of the week! It is similar to March of the Penguins. Turtle reminds us just how incredible animals really are, how tough they have it, and how us human folk tend to make things even tougher. This warm water tale chronicles the journey of a female loggerhead as she battles the odds to survive a trying 25-year trek from a Florida beach to Africa and back to lay her eggs that only one in ten thousand turtles survives.
I HOPE THAT YOU FOUND THESE TO BE HELPFUL!
WHICH ONES CAN YOU ADD TO THE MIX? Could you leave them in the comments? I’m always open to suggestions! Thanks!
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