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Netflix Educational Cartoons Your Kids Will Love While You Take a Break

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No one wants to stick their kid in front of the television all day, but sometimes parents just need a break — and there is no easier way to get that break than letting your child tune out to their favorite show.

The trick is to make sure that what they are watching provides educational value.

How to Entertain and Educate with Streaming Video

This becomes tough with standard cable or satellite because people often find themselves simply flipping through channels until they find something that will keep their child entertained.

However, keeping your kid entertained should never be your sole priority. You need to find programs that actually promote the ideals, attitudes, and behaviors that you feel would benefit your child’s growth.

Getting Access


With Netflix’s Watch Instantly video on demand streaming service (via your Netflix Queue), you get access to a huge library of children’s content. This library is searchable and categorized into sections such as Age Range (Ages 0-2, 2-4, and on…), Book Characters, Dinosaurs, Education, Family Comedy, Shows from Nickelodeon, etc…

And with the Education section, you can hone in on those programs that will best benefit your child. Search and navigate, add to your queue, and never again worry about the content that child is viewing.

Educational Cartoons

Top Education Cartoons (for Toddlers) all of which are available through Netflix’s Watch Instantly Service:

  • Dora the Explorer – Episodes Available: 90
  • Go Diego Go – Episodes Available: 60
  • Caillou Episodes Available: 30
  • Bob the Builder – Episodes Available: 35
  • Sid the Science Kid – Episodes Available: 13
  • LeapFrog  – Episodes Available: 5
  • Sesame Street – Episodes Available: 85
  • Dinosaur Train – Episodes Available: 24
  • Blue’s Clues – Episodes Available: 130
  • Word World – Episodes Available: 45
  • Wonder Pets – Episodes Available: 51

I certainly do not recommend using TV as a babysitter (TV babysitter), but there are times when this form of entertainment can be a lifesaver as well as something fun for your child.  Also check out Parents TV (parents television council) to see  how they are educating parents about television content.

For the above reason I highly recommend giving Netflix a try.

One more reason to Cancel Cable.

By Jessica Saxena

Jessica isn’t a fan of ‘tradition’ and doing things the way they’ve always been done. She’s passionate about helping others take advantage of the modern world we live in. You’ll find her either binge-watching her favorite show, writing, or out exploring with her family. You can reach her at [email protected]

11 replies on “Netflix Educational Cartoons Your Kids Will Love While You Take a Break

aHH bummer. Guess they removed those titles. Ill definitely need to do a refresher post on the topic – as it is very important to me… with little ones running around

Excellent! Thanks for joining the conversation. What do you use for video streaming?

i haven't used cable for about four years ,[ protesting the high costs] netflix is a nice alternative

I have netflix and the ruko box and I am saving lots of money I cut my cable off only bad side to when the signal get low and it have to load up again, sometimes it happen when the movie get really good but that about all.

Thanks for the comment! Have you looked into adding an Indoor Antenna to the mix?

Are you connected to the internet via a wireless connection? If so try getting a hard-line connection – as you will get a much stronger and consistent signal.

We got rid of cable two years ago and have just used streaming. Best part about Netflix? No obnoxious, blaring commercials. Second best part? You have to consciously sit down to watch something… no more passive viewing as one show ends and another begins. We love it!

Great Article. Thanks for inspiring me to make a change. Just Canceled Cable and have setup our Netflix queue with educational shows for my kids. So far they love LeapFrog the most…

@Haylie – Welcome to the club. Isn’t it a great feeling… knowing that you won’t receive a cable bill at the end of the month? Don’t forget to spread the word. Knowledge is power.

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