Boost Your Kids’ Brain Power This Summer! #StreamTeam #Partner @Netflix

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


    Every kid knows that Summer is the time to have fun and to leave school and homework behind.  Us parents know that, although we want our kids to enjoy themselves during their vacation, it’s important to keep them engaged and to keep their imaginations active.  This way, it won’t be such a shock in September when they have to return to the academic swing of things.


    For the perfect way to beat the heat and indulge in some screen time, you can introduce your kids to something new with Netflix – whether it’s a documentary about dinosaurs or the moon, you can keep your kids’ brains active all summer long.

10 Netflix Titles for a Summer Brain-Power Boost:

For your big kids:

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1. Lewis & Clark: The Journey Out West
2. Walking with Dinosaurs
3. Secret Yellowstone
4. The Blue Planet
5. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

For your little ones:

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1. The Great Mouse Detective
2. Busytown Mysteries
3. LeapFrog: Math Adventures to the Moon
4. Turtle: The Incredible Journey
5. The Magic School Bus

    After streaming these fun and educational titles, it’s time to get your little ones’ minds moving. Create THESE story cubes to give your kids the chance to activate their imagination and come up with their own storybook adventure.


    While you are boosting your kids’ brain power they can also enjoy these Strawberry-Yogurt Swirl Popsicles, perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack or healthy dessert. These sweet treats 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.


Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you boost your kids’ brains when they are off from school and on vacation during the Summer?

Disclosure: This post is part of a blogging campaign in collaboration with Netflix. As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. This is such a great list of programs! I’m bookmarking to have for reference when the kids are restless and want to watch television this week!

  2. Isn’t it funny that we originally wanted Netflix for us (mom and dad), but it has turned out to be such an awesome service for my son with all of the educational shows. The Magic School Bus alone makes our subscription worth while because it would have cost a fortune to buy the DVDs of the episode. We are really happy with Netflix.

  3. My hubby got Netflix also for the adults but lately only the kids have been watching it. I need to check out the Nat Geo stuff.

  4. Lesley Stevens says

    We love watching learning shows on Netflix, they have so many great choices available for children to learn.

  5. Robin Rue says

    My kids love to read, so I encourage that over the summer. My oldest has already read at least 6 or 7 books this summer.

  6. Lois Alter Mark says

    Netflix has so many good choices for kids. Mine always loved Magic School Bus!

  7. Amber Nelson says

    Netflix is awesome. We do watch a lot of the kids show on Netflix.

  8. WHOAH. I want to watch these all for myself!! As a kid, I used to love these educational shows but of course, they were far more limited back then. Kids today are so lucky!

  9. paulaschuck says

    We actually just recently signed up for netflix and we have been watching Blue Planet. I kind of love it and so do the kids.

  10. Rebecca Bryant says

    This looks like shows my son would love to watch for sure. will have to show him.

  11. My girls get hooked on educational shows like this. We also go to the library and dig for old school workbooks and focus on those.

  12. We started doing a story book with my son. He talks and one of us writes. We also added the A-B-C, each night we do one letter. It’s a nice way for us to spent time together and come school time, he will be ready! We also like to watch Netflix shows with him!

  13. I usually encourage my kids to read during the summer instead of always inside playing video games. My 9 year old has recently fallen in love with Animal Planet and National Geographic Wild which I love because I love watching the animals too and learning new things I never knew.

  14. Jennifer Williams says

    I am sure my boys would love this as a break from the assignments I give them. I am one that does year round school and prepares assignments to keep them going over the summer.

  15. Mommy2Jam says

    I am so happy that you shared this with us! I am going to do this for my boys. Oh and for myself this looks so cool!!!!

  16. I love that Netflix has so many options for educational TV! Thanks for sharing!

  17. N phoenix says

    I didn’t think of these show. OMG. Thank you for sharing. Both my girls have the Netflix app. I’m going to put it to use now. I did however downloaded all these fun math and science apps on my 8 year daughters device and the bonus part, they were all free 🙂

  18. Those story cubes are really cute. I can see why kids would love them. And those brain powering treats look quite inviting. Lots of fun and educational activities and viewing in this post.

  19. I love Netflix! We really enjoyed being able to watch the Magic School Bus with the kids!

  20. I think we can always work on the ways we interact with our kids. I know I’m guilty with not being as engaging as I could be

  21. Babita@BabsProjects says

    I always prefer that my kids watch educational programs instead of the ones we have on TV nowadays. We don’t have Netflix yet, but are considering subscribing.

  22. educational programs are so helpful to children – my niece learn a lot from it

  23. Meagan Bailiff says

    i have my daughter do work books and we read together, hopefully it will help with her transition to 1st grade.

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