THIS POST IS A PART OF A 31 DAY SERIES TO INVITE OUR KIDS INTO THE KITCHEN. FIND THE REST OF THE SERIES HERE.
When I told my husband I planned to write about kids in the kitchen for the month of October, I told him I also intended to include ideas to occupy kids when they cannot help in the kitchen. Because we all have those pre-dinner hours when silence is more than golden. It is imperative.
My dear sweet husband automatically said to make sure that I include a post about one of our go-to strategies for keeping our kids busy while I cook: NETFLIX.
Actually, that seven letter word was already on my outline of post ideas. Because in all honesty, and promoting transparency, there are plenty of nights when that big red screen pops up on the television before dinner is ready.
When my kids are a little too crazy, or they haven’t watched any videos that day, or I just need to be able to focus a little more on what I’m doing, it’s Netflix to the rescue.
Here are our favorite shows. Please share your kids’ favorites in the comments too!
When Kids Can’t Help: Netflix to the Rescue
1. Wild Kratts
Our kids are constantly surprising us with animal facts that they know they have learned thanks to the Kratt brothers. It’s a great show, fun to watch and watch again.
2. Magic School Bus
We love the books and the videos too. I like to try to find videos related to current studies or interests, but they are all great.
3. The Little Einsteins
I turn this on more for my youngest daughter, but my boys enjoy it too. Sweet kids on sweet adventures without much foolishness. Plus, the music is great too.
4. Planet Earth & Other Nature Documentaries
We ALL enjoy Planet Earth. The documentaries are interesting and engaging, even for our young kids. But then again, they are major animal lovers. We have also found several interesting animal and science documentaries to watch together on Netflix.
5. Rescue Bots
These are Transformers for kids. We have not introduced many action hero shows because our boys are energetic and wild enough on their own. But the Rescue Bots are a good compromise since they focus more on helping rescue people than perpetually fighting bad guys.
What are your favorite kid-friendly Netflix shows?
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