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10 Invaluable Skills Your Kids Can Learn From Netflix This Summer

Who says kids can't learn anything on “TV” or that too much screen time is a bad thing? There are plenty of educational, entertaining, and informative shows your kids can watch on Netflix. These movies come with Invaluable Skills Your Kids Can Learn From Netflix This Summer.

Wondering how you can prevent summer brain drain? I provided a list of 10 activities your kids can do this summer in that post.

Just because school is out doesn't mean the learning stops. My 13-year-old son and six-year-old daughter can learn plenty of things this summer…on Netflix.

No vegging on the couch playing video games all summer long. It’s important to keep reading and learning throughout the summer so you don’t lose those skills that you worked on during the school year.

Summer brain drain (or the summer slide, as educators like to call it) is the learning loss that takes place for many students during the summer months. It’s particularly hard on math and reading skills.

10 Invaluable Skills Your Kids Can Learn From Netflix This Summer

  1. Want to solve mathematical problems? Count numbers, compare shapes, and find patterns with baby animals Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu, and Tilly as they use math and sing songs to solve problems in Word Party: Math!. Watch all of the Math-related titles on Netflix.
  2. What's the difference between the Earth's surface and its inner mantle? Bill Nye, Science Guy knows the answer. Watch all of the Science-related titles on Netflix.
  3. How do alphabets make up words? Watch Word Party, Storybots, or ABC TV Series. Watch all of the Reading-related titles on Netflix.
  4. What are the six stages in the life of an animal? Learn the answer in Watch all of the Animal-related titles on Netflix.
  5. Which pop star is joined by many stars (including Usher, Nicki Minaj, and Ellen DeGeneres) in a documentary of his/her world tour? Find out here.  Watch all of the Music & Concert Documentaries on Netflix and learn more about Music Videos here.
  6. Do you know the history of Fast Food? Find out here. Watch all of the History Documentaries available on Netflix.
  7. How did a long-shot grassroots campaign turn into a historic presidential campaign? Watch Bobby Kennedy for President or another Political documentary.
  8. You will embark on a delightful journey through the culinary traditions of China and uncover the stories of the people who create and cherish its dishes in Flavorful origins. Other food titles are available, too.
  9. Learn what baking powder vs. baking soda can do to cupcakes. Watch Sugar High. There are many Food & Travel titles available.
  10. Do you know what Oceans, Waterfalls, and Deserts have in common? Or, you can find some other Science & Nature titles on Netflix.
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“I absolutely love sharing movies with my kids as a way to teach them valuable lessons. It's like this awesome bonding experience where we all snuggle up on the couch with some popcorn, and I get to see their little faces light up with curiosity. Whether it's a classic with timeless morals or a new animated flick with hidden gems of wisdom, it's a fantastic way to impart important life lessons in a fun and engaging way. Plus, the post-movie discussions are priceless – hearing their take on the characters and the story adds a whole new dimension to our family time.” –a Homeschooling parent

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Whether it’s Octonauts, Project Mc2, Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, or Chef’s Table, Netflix shows teach our families some Trivial Pursuit-worthy stuff. You’ll be scratching your head in awe wondering how your Little Einsteins picked up these quirky tidbits — what is a symbiotic relationship anyway?

Have you heard? It's a Word Party!

From the Jim Henson Company and Thirty Million Words Initiative, the new Netflix original Word Party follows Kip, Franny, Lulu, and Bailey as they learn new words that will help their vocabulary grow.

Word Party allows for parents to watch along with their little ones while fostering a fun and easy learning environment for everyone and encouraging them to celebrate their Word Party afterward with the whole gang.



New on Netflix for Kids, Tweens, Teens, and Families

Boss Baby: Back in the Crib- New on Netflix-(5/19)


One Piece: Season 7- (5/22)

My Little Pony Make Your Mark (5/26)


Mighty Little Bheem: I love Tajmahal (5/30)

What fun facts have your kids gained from watching Netflix shows?

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I received a complimentary subscription and device. All opinions and selections are my own.

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