Avoid Summer Brain Drain with Netflix | #StreamTeam

Avoid Summer Brain Drain with Netflix | #StreamTeam

My kids both hit summer running… literally. They are out the door the minute the sun is up.

That is, until it reaches the low 90’s and above, or we have a dreary rainy day.

Then it’s straight to the television.

To avoid pointless viewing, I love to put titles like the ones below into their watch list to help avoid summer brain drain.

Hopefully some of these might spark a little interest in your children as well!


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

Want even more brain-boosting titles? Our friends at 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.


And 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



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  1. Janet W. says

    These are all great titles that my grandsons would enjoy, especially Walking with Dinosaurs!

  2. When We Left Earth looks amazing! I’d like to see it myself 🙂

  3. Anne says

    I have a lot of the National Geographic titles in my Netflix queue, and a lot of TED Talks, too. It’s nice to have non-fiction options, and they cover an amazing range of interesting topics.

  4. part of the reason i love netflix is for their learning documentaries. well and their crime stories. they have really good true movies

  5. Birdiebee says

    My granddaughter is just like a sponge and soaks up everything she learns. Thanks for the great titles.

  6. Stacey Roberson says

    These are all wonderful ideas for summer! We don’t like to let our little guy watch much tv, but when we do, we try to put on something educational.

  7. Sarah L says

    I’d love to see the Yellowstone one. My nephew would love dinosaurs.


    I like these as they are educational and super for them to watch on those rainy days.

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