Keep your kiddos learning with Netflix
With school well into the first term, and the Christmas holidays not too far away, keep your child in the groove of learning whilst on their winter break. We understand it’s not easy to keep your little ones (and mamas!) relaxed and entertained. Below are some great shows on Netflix that are fun alternatives to help your kids expand their knowledge, vocabulary and interests throughout the holidays. Learning is never a chore if your kids know what kind of educational, interactive and family friendly titles to watch on Netflix!
You’ll be singing along and learning new tidbits of facts along the way, mama!
A musical children’s series Beat Bugs has arrived at Netflix (a favourite in Sassy Mama’s Editor’s home!). The show will feature some of the most well-known Beatles songs woven into the narrative of each episode, with Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and James Corden each recording their rendition of an iconic song.
Is music your kiddo’s favourite time at school? Then they’ll love singing along to the catchy tunes. Heck, you won’t be able to hold back as you belt out these classic Beatles hits!
Word Party is a vocabulary building show from The Jim Henson Company that follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. As your littles learn new words and meanings, they can celebrate with a “Word Party!” By using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, puppeteers are actually able to perform digitally animated characters in real time!
Your kiddos will love singing along to all the new vocabulary and parents can enjoy hearing all the new words built into conversations!
Four science lovers: Mckeyla, Adrienne, Bryden and Camryn formed a secret agent group called NOV 8 (“Innovate”). They use S.T.E.A.M. elements (Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts and Mathematics) to solve problems and overcome obstacles to save our planet. This show is perfect for your kids to learn how science can be applied while being entertained and gain life and cognitive skills. Smart is the new cool!
An animated pre-school series and Netflix original, Puffin Rock is set on a beautiful island off the coast of Ireland. Oona, is a charismatic and plucky young puffling who, along with her ever curious little brother, Baba, explore the diverse array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures introducing a combination of pre-school themes and soft natural history learnings to young viewers. We can’t get over how cute this show is and we’re sure your littles will agree.
LEGO® Friends: The Power of Friendship features characters from the ever popular LEGO Friends line of toys. The show follows the adventures of five best friends, Stephanie, Emma, Olivia, Mia and Andrea around their hometown Heartlake City.
From summer camp to the basketball court, saving their webcast or helping take care of a friend, the zany antics, adventures and missteps are made all the better by having their best friends by their side. Your kids will love the adventures the LEGO friends go on and learn how to cherish friendship. Perfect for a sleepover party over the holidays!