Parenting By Team Education, 28 Aug. 2021

Best Educational Shows on Netflix for Kids

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Social media can be a dangerous place for kids. Your kids can face numerous online distractions that can negatively affect them. No parent is willing to take this risk. Leaving your kids all by themselves on the internet may act as a bad influence on your child. With the global pandemic that’s on the loose, kids are staying home instead of going to school. Parents are in a constant run to adjust to new routines and manage the everyday juggle.

As a parent, you want to give your child all the attention they need so they become responsible, intellectual adults. However, you might not necessarily have all the time on hand. Being at home for months on end could also affect a child’s academic performance. That’s why it is best to engage children to make the most out of their time spent at home for the better.

Every parent desires that their child opts for activities that encourage good behavior end engage them in a healthy way. What’s a better way to do that than getting your kids to watch some insightful shows on Netflix? Not only will it keep them busy while you work from home, but it also means you are adopting an educational approach that could have a good impact on your child’s mind, body, and character.

Now, here are some of the best academic-based and educational shows on Netflix for kids that are sure to keep them glued to the screen. Disclaimer: Engaging your children with educational shows sure is a good idea, but be mindful of their on-screen time, as too much time spent looking at the screen could lead to eye strains, deterioration of eye health, fatigue, and other illnesses.

1. Ask the StoryBots

This is a reprise of answering search engine questions, but for kids instead! This series consists of 3 seasons on Netflix and comes about from the educational apps from StoryBots. The show stars tiny curious creatures that live inside computers and are all set to go on different adventures in search of answers to simple questions kids’ may have in mind, such as “Where do candy bars come from?” or “Why do I have to brush my teeth?”

2. The Magic School Bus Rides Again

This show is a continuation of the original ‘Magic School Bus,’ series. The original featured four seasons of the show, starring Lily Tomlin and premiered on PBS (also available on Netflix). The spinoff now features Ms. Fizzle’s sister (voiced by Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live ‘imitation’ star). She is all set to take her class on some crazy science adventures in this edition of the fun-loving animated show.

3. Word Party

Building vocabulary is essential in any group, and what is a better way than to develop this practice at an early age. Jim Henson Co. developed a fascinating show that emphasizes building vocabulary and features four super cute baby animals that dance, sing, and play along with the series. Henson Digital Puppetry Studio helped with the production, allowing puppeteers to play and perform with digitally animated figures in real-time, which adds to the quality of the animation to make it look more ‘lifelike’ and realistic.

4. The Cat and the Hat Knows a Lot About That

What’s better than a good old’ Dr. Seuss reference? The show features Dr. Seuss’s famous and loved furry feline from PBS kids, where Martin Short voices the cat. The series focuses on promoting science literacy in a fun and interactive way for ## 5. YooHoo to the Rescue

A spinoff from the original South Korean franchise ‘YooHoo and friends,’ the show presents five adorable animal friends who reside in YooTopia, magical land of theirs. The animals must travel the world with a range of different gadgets on hand to rescue other animals that might need their help.

6. Llama Llama

Witness the world from a llama’s perspective as he goes through safe and heart touching daily life stories while interacting with the world around him. Based on the book series by Anna Dewdney, the show is just as loved as the book is.
Engage your kids with some interactive, educational shows like those listed above, so you do not have to worry about them falling on to the wrong side of the internet, while also ensuring they are part of a healthy learning program that works in their best interests.