Semi-educational Streaming Options

So. It’s Day 3-5 of Quarantine 2020 (depending on when you stopped going out) and we’ve all collectively agreed that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations on screen time are just not going to work for us right now. And that’s okay! This isn’t forever (hopefully) but, if you’re going to have a kid or three watching shows, why not try to make it at least a little bit educational? Here are our kid and parent approved recommendations, and where you can stream them. 

Preschool-Early Elementary

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – based on the book series of the same name by Laura Numeroff

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Pete the Cat – based on the book series by James Dean

Streaming on Amazon Prime

A House for Hermit Crab

The Tiny Seed

Animations of the books by Eric Carle 

Streaming on Amazon Prime

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Animation of the book by Eric Carle

Streaming on YouTube

Super Why!

Reading readiness

Streaming on PBS Kids

Word World

Reading readiness

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Octonauts

Teaches about ocean sciences

Streaming on Netflix

Wild Kratts!

The Kratt brothers teach kids about wild animals. 

Streaming on PBS Kids

Older Elementary and Beyond

MythBusters

Retired stunt coordinators use STEM concepts to test out various myths and urban legends with lots of explosions. 

Available on Discovery Channel and HULU

LegoMasters

Teams compete to build structures out of Legos encouraging creativity and STEM-thinking. 

Current Season airing weekly on Fox, also available on Hulu

Kids Baking Championship

Kid chefs compete in a series of baking challenges, encouraging kids to get into the kitchen and get creative. 

Food Network 

Brainchild

Pop-science explanations and experiments geared to kids

Streaming on Netflix

The Who Was? Show
Based on the books of the same name, this show explores the lives of different historical figures in a fun way

Streaming on Netflix

Stay Strong. This is new and different and we are all learning how to do this as we go along. Northshore Parent (and Netflix) has got your back. 

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Hi, I'm Aimée, the Special Projects Coordinator for Northshore Parent. If there's a fun giveaway, a kids' clothing review, or a special event, there's a good chance that I'm responsible. I'm a lifelong resident of St. Tammany (except for time at LSU for undergrad and law school) and a mom to 3 little ones, ages 6, 6 (yes, they are twins, and no, they are not identical) and 2. Thanks for reading Northshore Parent and being a part of our community.

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Aimee
Hi, I'm Aimée, the Special Projects Coordinator for Northshore Parent. If there's a fun giveaway, a kids' clothing review, or a special event, there's a good chance that I'm responsible. I'm a lifelong resident of St. Tammany (except for time at LSU for undergrad and law school) and a mom to 3 little ones, ages 6, 6 (yes, they are twins, and no, they are not identical) and 2. Thanks for reading Northshore Parent and being a part of our community.

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