Homeschooling with Netflix

by Jen Holmstrom, Inspired Family of 5

Did anyone else notice that Netflix is loaded with educational resources? It really is! When I take careful notice of the informational shows, I realize it could make up an entire year of curriculum resources. Here are some fun ideas to get you started:

NETFLIX FOR EARLY LEARNING

MATH

Animal 123s

Baby Genius Favorite Counting Songs

Cyberchase

Leap Frog: Counting on Lemonade

Leap Frog: Math Adventure on the Moon

Leap Frog: Numbers Ahoy

Monster Math Squad

Numbers Parade

Peg & Cat

SCIENCE

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Fetch

Good Eats Collection

Nutri Ventures

Peep and the Big Wide World

Sid the Science Kid

Space Racers

The Magic School Bus

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

LANGUAGE ARTS

Animal ABCs

Baby Genius Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Bob Zoom en Espanol

Leap Frog: Amazing Word Explorers

Leap Frog: Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words

Leap Frog: Phonics Farm

Reading Rainbow

Signing Time

Super Why

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

WordWorld

ANIMALS

Baby Genius: Baby Animals Favorite Sing Alongs

Dinosaur Train

Wild Kratts

Zoboomafoo

ART

Art & Music

Baby Genius: Favorite Children’s Songs

Baby Genius: Favorite Sing Alongs

Bonnie Bear

Color Crew

Color Inspirations

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Calliou

Curious George

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Kipper Tales of Adventure

Mister Roger’s Neighborhood

Plim Plim

Trotro

MISCELLANEOUS

Adventures of Chuck and Friends

Animal Mechanicals

Bali

Bob Zoom

Fishtronaut

Galinha Pintadinha

Guess with Jess

Handy Manny

Harry the Bunny

Justin Time

Kitten Party

Leap Frog: Let’s Go To School

Leap Frog: Shapeville Park

Leap Frog: The Great Shape Mystery

Little Einsteins

Mighty Machines

Mouk

Sesame Street

The Cat in the Hat Know A Lot About That

Tree Fu Tom

NETFLIX FROM CHILDREN’S BOOKS

A Wrinkle in Time

Charlotte’s Web

Holes

Nanny McPhee

Pinocchio

Snow Queen

Stellaluna

The Boxcar Children

The Gruffalo

The Last Unicorn

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Prince and the Pauper

The Reluctant Dragon

The Tale of Despereaux

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Musketeers

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where the Red Fern Grows

Wind in the Willows

Zathura

NETFLIX FOR OLDER STUDENTS

*This list is only a portion of what is found on Netflix. The list goes on and on. The best way to find educational shows on Netflix is to search the “documentary” genre.

SCIENCE

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Best of Enemies

Brain Games

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey

Egypt

Forensic Files Collection

Forks Over Knives

Generation Earth

Human Planet

Human Planet: Behind the Lens

PBS: First Man on the Moon

Rocket Men

Tesla: Master of Lightning

HISTORY

Above and Beyond

Apocalypse: World War II

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp

Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II

JFK: The Smoking Gun

Last Days in Vietnam

PBS: American Experience – Henry Ford

PBS: American Experience: The Poisoner’s Handbook

PBS: Ken Burns - The War

PBS: Navy Seals: Their Untold Story

PBS: Nova – First Air War

PBS: The Roosevelts

The Central Park Fire

The Day Kennedy Died

The Great War Diary

The Green Prince

Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny

World War II from Space

World War II in Colour

World War II Spy School

World War II: The Last Heroes

ANIMALS

Dinosaur 13

Hidden Kingdoms

Life

Microcosmos

Nature: A Sloth Named Velcro

Nature: Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

Nature: Owl Power

Pandas: The Journey Home

PBS: Animal Homes

Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice

The Blue Planet

The Whale

Tiger: Spy in the Jungle

Tyke Elephant Outlaw

MISCELLANEOUS

Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged

Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersly

Divorce Corp.

If You Build It

Inside the American Mob

Living on One Dollar

Make Believe

Monumental Mysteries Collection

Mysteries of the Unseen World

On the Way to School

PBS: Cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies

PBS: How We Got to Now

Sewing Hope

Slingshot

TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World

TEDTalks: Life Hack

TEDTalks: Rad Invention

The FBI Files

Video Games: the Movie

Winter on Fire

Have you found any other Netflix Educational Resources that you just LOVE? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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