Monday, November 03, 2014

Educational Shows on Netflix

The following information was taken, in its entirety, from this link. 


  • LeapFrog: Numberland, Numbers Ahoy & Math Adventure to the Moon
  • Emily’s First 100 Days of School

Reading & Phonics

  • Martha Speaks
  • LeapFrog: The Amazing Alphabet

Based on Children’s Literature

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Runaway Ralph
  • Ralph S. Mouse
  • The Wind and the Willows
  • Danny and the Dinosaur
  • I Spy
  • Three Little Pigs
  • The Cat in the Hat
Science & Animals
  • The Magic School Bus
  • Peep and the Big Wide World
  • DisneyNature: Wings of Life & The Crimson Wing
  • Wild Kratts
  • Animal Planet (many titles)
  • National Geographic (many titles)
  • Plant Ocean (many titles)
  • Blue Planet (many titles)
  • Schoolhouse Rock! Earth

General Education & Life Lessons

  • LeapFrog: Adventures in Shapeville Park, Let’s Go to School, & Museum of Opposite Words
  • VeggieTales (many titles)
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (similar to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood)
  • All About… (many titles)
  • Sesame Street

Wholesome Fun

  • Kipper
  • Arthur
  • Curious George
  • Charlie Brown (many titles)
That is quite the list! Unfortunately, shows available to stream on Netflix change often. These shows may be available today, but they may not be available in a few months when we’ve moved on from coral reefs to sharks.
It’s also difficult sometimes to find new shows that your family will enjoy. Watching the same ones over and over is not only boring, but it doesn’t give the kids anything new to think about. Time is a commodity that homemakers already seem to be short on, and spending precious minutes trying to search for a TV show just seems so wasteful. Here are a few tips to help you search better on Netflix:

Common Searching Methods

  • Choose a Genre. From a computer or Netflix device, hover over “just for kids” menu item and choose a genre (i.e. “from books” or “ocean adventures”)
  • Use the Search Bar. Enter in key term(s) for topic or title (i.e. “planet” for series by Planet Earth or Blue Planet or Animal Planet, “Egypt” for topical shows)

Alternate Ways to Search

  • Browse Characters. From a computer, hover over “just for kids” menu item and choose “kids home.” Browse through the characters to see all shows with the character. (Note: the same list can be seen when using a Netflix device.)
  • Rate Shows & View Recommendations. Netflix offers recommendations based on your viewing activity and your ratings. Take note of what shows are offered when you rate shows you’ve recently watched.
  • Scan Additional Titles. At the bottom of each show’s page, there is a list of additional titles. Browse through to see if any titles fit into the mission of your search.
  • Search By Category. Each show is filed into at least one category and these are listed on the right side of each show’s page. Choose a category to find similar titles.
  • Read Member Reviews. Members often leave titles of comparable shows in their comments. Take a minute to scan the reviews for title recommendations by members.
As a real food blogger, it’s easy for me to be purposeful in the kitchen – but all areas of my life should have purpose. I hope you find this list of resources and search tips to be a blessing when creating more wholesome and purposeful entertainment!

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