Contain your excitement — the first day of school is so close you can taste it! It’s been a long, hot summer and you’re counting down the days until you can lovingly wave goodbye as those kiddos get on the bus. As you wipe the single tear from your cheek, you think to yourself: no more backyard bickering, coming up with creative things for them to do or crowdsourced grocery shopping. Clouds part and angels sing — your life is yours again… right?
But there’s still some time left to make sure everyone’s brains still work after a summer of…whatever you’ve been letting them get away with. A little help from some awesome Netflix TV shows and movies can help to ease them back into the education mindset while disguised as fun.
Here are a few options for them to watch as you count down the days!
For older kids, put a fun spin on the stuff they’re dreading — math homework, spelling tests, science reports — the brand new Project Mc² Netflix Original Series, premiering on Aug. 7 proves smart is the hottest BTS trend. The show features four supercool teen spies who show how girls can use their science smarts and math problem-solving skills to save the world. Total #SmartGirl inspo! Catch a first look here.
The offspring of favorite fairytale characters in Ever After High’s new Way Too Wonderland adventure (debuting Aug. 14) empower kids to write their own life stories. Whether Royal or Rebel, your actions, behaviors and choices are your own to make.
Get the little ones ready for new experiences with shows like the Netflix original Dinotrux from DreamWorks, premiering Aug. 14 — prehistoric hybrid dinosaur-construction vehicles team-up to use their different skills to solve problems and show that even the most uncommon of duos, like Ty-Rux and Revvit, can form friendships of a lifetime.
They can also go anywhere and be anything by letting their imaginations soar on a Reading Rainbow journey, now available to stream.
To be honest, I am beyond excited that Reading Rainbow is back. I loved watching that as a child, and it is so cool that I can introduce my kids to it also.
What are you watching on Netflix as the summer winds down?