Netflix Shows a Craft and Treat to Keep your Little One’s Brain Active all Summer Long is a sponsored post
My son has spent the bulk of July asking me questions. Like those real thought-provoking-stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks questions about life.
ABOUT HIS existence. About the existence of a higher power. About the news and how a higher power could allow so much fighting and death and destruction. He also has questions about our Earth and its conception, questions about this country of ours, and yes questions about what exists beyond what we can see. And the truth is- while I am hard-pressed to come up with answers about morality, social justice and why evil exists and multiplies- I can at least share information about our past, our missions to space and social justice work that is getting underway.
Which brings me to the fact that although it is summer and School may be out, the learning doesn’t have to be.
And if your kids are anything like mine and they CANNOT, I repeat, they cannot go cold-turkey when it comes to giving up screen time- and yet you still want to keep them learning- Netflix has you covered. that’s right- NETFLIX is the perfect way to beat the heat and indulge screen time with documentaries about dinosaurs or the moon, which will keep the kids happy and us moms feeling like we are doing our part to keep our kids from the summer slide too.
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Keep reading for Netflix Titles that will give your kidlets that Summer Brain-Power Boost, a fun craft and of course a treat!
Whether it’s Octonauts, Project Mc2, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show or Chef’s Table, Netflix shows can 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 -From the history of Cleopatra to learning what baking powder vs. baking soda can do to cupcakes, there are so many fun things your kids can share that they ‘Learned It On Netflix.’
For instance my kid has become obsessed with Fuller House and he was laughing his head off when I shared this Netflix GIF with him below!
Oh and the best news?! Fourth-grader Arnold and his pal Gerald are back on Netflix where they are forced to come up with a plan when a developer wants to build a huge “mall-plex” in Arnold’s neighborhood ( my 11 year old son loved the movie!)
And help your wee younger kidlets get in on the Netflix Learning with 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 encouraged to celebrate their Word Party afterwards with the whole gang.
Want even more brain-boosting titles? 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.
After streaming these fun and educational titles, it’s time to get your little ones’ minds moving. Create these story cubes ( Check out this free story cubes printable here) to give your kids the chance to activate their imagination and come up with their own storybook adventure.
Then it’s time to eat some sweet treats that are not only delicious, but are filled with brain-powering ingredients, like berries and Greek yogurt – click here to learn how to make your own.
So what fun facts your kids have gained from watching Netflix shows.