Summer Learning with Netflix


The school year is wrapping up but that doesn’t mean the learning is put on pause. We are on the go a lot during the summer but we regularly have some “rest” time in the afternoons.  The little ones nap and the bigger ones read, play quietly or watch a show. I try to optimize screen time by choosing educational shows that the kids will enjoy.


Here are a few of our favorites on Netflix Instant:

The Boxcar Children – Based on a beloved book series. Fearful of being sent to live with relatives they’ve never met, four homeless, orphaned siblings turn an abandoned boxcar into their new secret home.

Leapfrog – An early-learning series filled with music-filled animated adventure.

Wild Kratts – Zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt morph from live forms into their animated selves, complete with Creature Power Suits, in this animal show for kids.

The Magic Schoolbus – Join Ms. Frizzle as the Magic School Bus travels to outer space, under the sea, through an anthill — and even inside the human body!

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Host Bill Nye gets kids fired up about science, sharing his enthusiasm for all its branches, from astronomy to complex ideas about genetics.

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There is also a huge selection of kid-friendly documentaries as well as movies based on popular children’s book series.

And don’t forget to check out the great DVD selections like Liberty Kids, Wishbone, Schoolhouse Rock and more.


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