With school out for the summer, your kids might be getting a bit of a “brain drain” about now… let them keep learning the fun way with Netflix! Check out our suggestions below to help you pick out some educational (but still exciting) programming you can stream right now:
For Older Kids
This documentary chronicles the Lewis and Clark expedition and the breathtaking landscape they crossed while searching for the Northwest Passage.
2. Walking with Dinosaurs
The Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods come to life in this Emmy-winning series that shows the Earth through the eyes of individual dinosaurs.
3. Secret Yellowstone
National Geographic cameras capture unseen aspects of magnificent Yellowstone — America’s oldest national park and among the most visited.
4. The Blue Planet
David Attenborough narrates this definitive exploration of the marine world, from the familiar to the unknown, revealing the sea and its communities.
5. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
Follow the 20th century’s space race all the way to the moon — and beyond — in this series that features eye-popping footage of various missions.
For Younger Kids
Evil villains and abducted geniuses abound in this animated adventure that follows a crime-fighting mouse who must rescue a kidnapped toymaker.
2. Busytown Mysteries
Huckle Cat, his sister Sally and their friends investigate the mysteries in Busytown and find answers to life’s lessons along the way.
3. LeapFrog: Math Adventures to the Moon
Frog siblings Tad and Lily rely on counting, sorting, recognizing patterns and other basic math skills to navigate through space in a rocket ship.
4. Turtle: The Incredible Journey
A loggerhead turtle swims from a beach in Florida across the Atlantic Ocean, encountering stunning sea creatures as well as hazards created by man.
5. The Magic School Bus
Join Ms. Frizzle as the Magic School Bus travels to outer space, under the sea, through an anthill — and even inside the human body!
Want even more brain-boosting titles? Our friends at Common Sense Media shared 12 age-appropriate documentaries that encourage kids to explore worlds they may not normally encounter, all currently streaming on Netflix – check out the list here.